Alzheimer’s GPS bracelet coming to U.S.? March 15, 2007Posted by Rich in : GPS tracking elderly , trackback
Last year I posted a story about GPS tracking of Alzheimer’s patients. It turns out that Medical Intelligence Technologies, makers of the Columba GPS bracelet are expanding aggressively in Europe and are courting partners for a U.S. introduction by the end of 2007.
According to an article in The (Montreal) Gazette, the GPS tracking bracelet “sells for $300 plus a $60 per month subscriber fee. Government reimbursement of the cost is an active issue in marketing the device.” In the U.S. the issue may be reimbursement by private insurance.