(PRWEB) June 13, 2007
Blue Tree Services accelerates its international expansion with a launch into Ireland.
A unique and affordable system to continuously track a person's exact location has this week been launched by Blue Tree Services into Ireland.
OurSOS™ was developed in response to the needs of those in the caring profession, who are responsible for the safety of others; it allows them to constantly review the location and wellbeing of those they care for.
Each individual being monitored wears a unit which allows the carers to constantly monitor their location on a personalised mapping system. This can be performed either through a secure site on the internet or through a mobile PDA device. The mobile device shows its own location as well as the monitored unit, making it easier to find someone on the move. The internet based application is designed to make it easy to track large numbers of people.
OurSOS incorporates an alarm for emergencies which will alert carers if the wearer is in trouble, as well as movement sensors and battery charge warnings.
Although it has been possible for people to carry alarms for some time, these alarms were either linked to a physical location or based on a single location request. With OurSOS™ continuous tracking avoids the problems associated with not having a "position fix" at critical moments. It also allows the use of "geofences" and other dynamic indicators such as fall alarms and movement sensors.
These sensors tell the carer if the unit is being worn or has been left behind. They can even tell if a person falls. The wearer, and/or its sensor, can let people know if they are in trouble at any time and the carer will know exactly where they are.
Mike Smuts, Managing Director of Blue Tree Services, commented "We are seeing a huge demand for this product from across all sectors of society, not just from the nursing market. This device can give freedom back to individuals without compromising their safety. This is an exciting time for our company and we look forward to this new generation of device, giving independence back to those who desire it, whilst still in the safe sight of a carer."
Key features include:
The units are designed to maintain a fixed cost for data transmission, allowing the operators of the unit to budget efficiently. Units are also able to prolong their battery life by reducing the amount of charge used when the battery power falls below a certain threshold.
A "kids" version is also being launched and has added features for schools and institutions such as:
A medical version designed to transmit personal medical information as well as location and activity will be available from May 2007. Various sensors are being tested; however those most in demand are for heart monitoring and blood sugar level checks.
Notes to Editor:
The BlueRanger tracker is aimed at those caring for Alzheimers / Dementia patients as well as the general population of elderly people looking for safety and increased mobility. For more information contact Susan Neil on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Michiel (Mike) Smuts on email@example.com
Phone number: +44 207 043 0842
The units are manufactured by Blue Tree Services in the UK and Ireland
Registered Office UK
Forge Cottage, High Banks
Loose Village, Maidstone
Kent, ME15 0EG
Email: susan.neil @ bluetreeservices.co.uk
Registered Office Northern Ireland
Unit 8, Greenshoots Innovation Centre
Newry Institute Greenbank Campus
Ballinacraig Way, Newry, BT34 2QX
Email: jasmine.woo @ bluetreeservices.co.uk