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Comfort Zone Technology Launched By Alzheimer's Association

Posted Nov 06 2009 12:00am

As a member of two committees at my local Alzheimer's Association chapter, I was so pleased to hear about the collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association and Omnilink to launch a special product called Comfort Zone.  This unique product is something that dementia caregivers everywhere have been waiting for.

Using GPS and cellular technology, the Comfort Zone is a web-based location management system for those with dementia.  The system works by a family group setting up certain pre-selected safety zones that are in their loved ones home or area.  Various location devices are placed to monitor activity or movement within these zones so if a person with dementia travels beyond the pre-set markers, a communication will be made to families at frequencies ranging from every 2 minutes up to every 30 minutes. 

Most survelliance systems have been extremely expensive for general consumers.  Comfort Zone has a favorable price point, similar to cell phone service, of a $45 initial hook-up fee with the basic monthly price starting at $42.99 and going up depending on the selected features.

Be sure to read more about this product at www.alz.org/comfortzone and to find out more about Omnilink, the collaborating company who specializes in "location awareness mobile devices", go to www.omnilink.com .

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