Devices to help keep track of elderly family members

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 16:57:52-04

(KGTV) — GPS-enabled devices help provide families with peace of mind that they'll be able to know where their parents or grandparents are throughout the day.

These devices become infinitely more important when family members suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or Dementia.

Thankfully, there are plenty of options available — some more expensive than others — when it comes to keeping tabs on family members.

Here's a look at some of those tools that can end up being lifesavers:

iTraq: This GPS tracker can be used un a variety of situations, but shines as a tracker for family members. It can last for four months on a single charge, allow geofencing to alert users when the tracker has left a predetermined area, and show active motion of the tracker.

SmartSole: A more incognito option may be the SmartSole, which hides a GPS tracker in a shoe sole. The shoe sole is still trimmable to fit the user's footwear and works with cellular coverage.

PocketFinder: Keep track of family members with geofencing, speed alerts, and get location alerts every 60 seconds.

Trax: Touted as the world's smallest GPS tracker, Trax works in more than 100 countries, includes an augments reality function, and lasts up to 3 days on a charge.

CarePredict: The Tempo Wearable provides a wrist-worn option for tracking family members and features indoor tracking and predictive analytics as well.