I have to admit, I had never heard of Aerotel before today, but it certainly sounds like a company that would make “mobile and home-based telemedicine and telecare solutions”. Well, that is just what they do, and they have recently introduced two new wireless tracking systems.
The first is the SKeeper, a wearable personal safety phone. This device allows a user to be in close contact with anyone in case they need help. It allows for two-way voice calls, text messaging, and even advanced alerts in case of emergency.
The second is the GeoSkeeper, which you see pictured here. The GeoSkeeper is a step up from the SKeeper as it comes with an embedded quad-band GSM/GPRS module, built-in speakerphone, and GPS receiver. In other words, if the user gets lost, the geofencing features built-in allow others to find them. In fact, it can even be programmed to send out a text message to someone else if the user wanders outside a specified area.
In other words, the Aerotel GeoSkeeper and SKeeper are the “help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” for the next millennium. Yeah, I’m sure you were thinking the same thing, and so I just had to put it in writing.
These two new devices were only just recently unveiled at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the Press Release has no word of availability or release date as yet.