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Alzheimer’s GPS bracelet coming to U.S.? March 15, 2007

Posted by Rich in : GPS tracking elderly , trackback

Columba GPS tracking bracelet.jpgLast 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.

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1. Myles Herkenham - May 13, 2007

What we would like to know is how successfully this bracelet is being adopted, in France for instance, where it has ideal marketing.

Success in this market will give adequate confidence to launch the product with the sort of marketing muscle necessary to succeed in the USA.

2. Lisa - July 18, 2007

where can i get one in the U.S.??

3. Rich - July 18, 2007

I don’t think its available here yet. You can get this though…

http://www.locatorsystemscorp.com/index.shtml

4. Byron - October 16, 2007

Any update about US availability?
France Germany Spain- have had ‘good’ success- thus far eventhough still in its infancy

5. Dan Behymer - February 8, 2008

Rich;

can you provide any updated information on how to contact the manufacturers of the Columbia GPS tracking bracelet?

6. Eran Lifshitz - February 13, 2008

Hi,
I would like to market this product in the nordic region.
do u have any tips

7. Gary Minaker - February 29, 2008

I Live in Canada, I am very interested in the Columbia GPS bracelet. Where can I buy it? And can I market it in Canada?

8. glykeria - April 14, 2008

I live in Greece.How could I possibly order this product?I need such a product for my father in law who suffers of Alzheimer.Is there any phone number to call for more information and ordering? Thank you in advance!

9. thomas - May 11, 2008

did u get anywhere glykeria ? i got same issues with granmother !

thomas

10. Danny - June 5, 2008

I work for the local government in Kansas City, KS and there is significant interest in initiating a program involving GPS locator bracelets for the residents of our city who suffer from Alzheimer’s/dementia. We have recently had a few deaths caused by wandering that could have possibly been prevented with the use of this technology. The only concern is the cost of equipment and service. I am very interested in any information you could provide me or any direction you could give me that would assist in finding the necessary information to get the ball rolling on this program. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

11. Wayne Maillet - July 9, 2008

Hi,
I work with an in-home care chain in Canada and would be very interested in learning how we may purchase this product in Canada.
Wayne

12. Kim - August 22, 2008

Hello~

I’m in desperate need of something like this for my Grandpa. He ended up wandering away from his assisted living facility last night for a few hours. It was so disorienting not knowing what to do and whether or not we’d find him. He’s legally blind and doesn’t have the best balance. Please let me know where this item can be purchased!

Thanks,
Kim

13. carmen - September 12, 2008

I am in desperate need of a gps tracking braclet for my mother she is 86 in good health but she goes for a walk and gets lost. Please I need help with her right now at this moment the police are looking for her and no luck yet, this is the 3rd time she has gotten lost. she is a very small lady and speaks only spanish and cant’ hear.Please guide me to where to buy this now.

14. Andrew - September 16, 2008

Hello, take a look here!
http://www.medicalintelligence.ca

15. Dharma - October 12, 2008

Hi: My name is Dharma Vazquez. I am interested in distributing and marketing this product. I can be reached at dharmavazquez@gmail.com

16. M.Hossein Rowhani - April 20, 2009

Dear Sir/Madam

I am boss of an electronic engineering & computer company and just now I have an inquiry from police for electronic bracelet to trace prisoner & convicts. Could you please send me your quotation?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
Hossein

17. Sandy Tyree - May 6, 2009

Hi ,
My name is Sandy and I would like to distribute this product in FL.
styree3204 at gmail dot com