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Staten Island Man Now Safe at Home Thanks to EmSeeQ® Locator Device
Date:2/28/2011

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  A 67-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease is now safely back at home with his wife after wandering outside in near-freezing temperatures thanks to the quick action of the New York Police Department and a watch-like EmSeeQ® wearable locator device.

Robert Campbell was recovered within an hour after his wife, Marilyn, discovered him missing. He was located on Victory Boulevard, more than a mile from his home. Temperatures at the time were in the mid-30s and Mr. Campbell was wearing only jeans, a sweater and a cap, along with the EmSeeQ locator bracelet. The wristwatch-style device uses the nationwide U-TDOA cellular technology to accurately and rapidly determine the location of the device wearer, enabling rescuers to find him or her quickly and reduce the risk of grave injury or even death should the individual become lost or intentionally elope.

Mrs. Campbell called for activation of the device around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Officers of the 122 Precinct were dispatched to the location provided by the EmSeeQ device and returned Mr. Campbell home safely to his wife.

"The EmSeeQ device did exactly what it's supposed to—help us find and return my husband safe and sound. He was definitely not dressed appropriately to be out in this kind of weather," Mrs. Campbell said. "It's such a relief to know this technology is there when we need it and it works so quickly."

Mr. Campbell had wandered away in the past, which prompted Mrs. Campbell to purchase the EmSeeQ technology. Wandering is a common symptom of Alzheimer's disease that causes endless worry for families and caregivers. When an impaired individual wanders or becomes lost, especially during the winter months or other times of inclement weather, each minute that passes is critical. Those who wander can quickly fall victim to the elements or hazards they encounter on their journey and the results can be tragic.

The EmSeeQ emergency locator system by EmFinders provides an added layer of peace of mind and security, in addition to other measures often employed by caregivers to keep their loved ones safe and sound. Once activated, the device works by placing a call to 9-1-1, which provides its location to dispatchers who can then send assistance, as they do every day for thousands of wireless 911 calls per month.

The EmSeeQ cellular technology enables rescue personnel to locate the wearer quickly and accurately, and without the risk of interference from weather or structures common with GPS technology. With EmSeeQ to aid the rescue efforts, dispatchers can identify the whereabouts of the individual and deploy personnel to make the rescue in much less time, and at much less expense, than it would normally take to activate a search-and-rescue.

The wristwatch-style EmSeeQ device is discrete, yet secure, providing much-needed and affordable peace of mind to caregivers of seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia, and even children with autism who are prone to running away. The EmSeeQ bracelet is available in two different styles: a watchband-type device with a traditional buckle, and a clasp-style that requires two hands to remove for added security.

For more information about the EmSeeQ device, visit www.emfinders.com.

About EmFinders

EmFinders, based in Frisco, TX, is a new technology company that has developed a device and subscription service for locating people with Alzheimer's or other impaired adults and children who wander and become lost. The wearable device and locator service uses advanced cellular technology to locate lost individuals, even if they wander inside a building, under a structure or just about anywhere. The device becomes activated on remote command and the locator service works in coordination with emergency responders. EmFinders is a privately held subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital group (NASDAQ: LCAPA), which owns a broad range of electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment businesses. For more information, visit www.emfinders.com.


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