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CareBand Receives US Utility Patent for Indoor and Outdoor Location Tracking for People Living with Dementia

By March 21, 2019 January 13th, 2021 No Comments

CHICAGO – March 21st, 2019 — CareBand, Inc., the behavior analytics and wearable technology company, is pleased to announce the grant of US Patent No. 10,168,430.

The focus of the patent is on the system and method of using micro-location indoors with Bluetooth Low Energy technology and macro-location outdoors with GPS technology for use of tracking people living with dementia. This patent combined with the innovative smart, sensor-based, wearable of the CareBand provides enhanced value to the company and its shareholders.

Patent No. 10,168,430 describes ways of using this technology to care for people who at risk of wandering. Wandering, which affects up to 60% of the people living with dementia, can lead to potential injury or death if not found within 24 hours (Alzheimer’s Association). This behavior can be seen in people living with dementia, Parkinson’s, autism, or other cognitive disorders. Beyond affecting the individual’s health and safety, caregivers also remain stressed and anxious about loved one’s safety. The technology described in this patent shares tangible information about a person’s location either in a building or outside as well as the granular location of their whereabouts.

The grant of the patent provides further recognition of the quality of the innovation being carried out by the CareBand team.