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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
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