Technology helps search, rescue efforts for mentally disabled

The Autism News | English The Life Trak wristband and transmitter Colorado Life Trak uses transmitters to find people By Robert Allen | summit daily news SUMMIT COUNTY — A lost person with Alzheimer’s or autism can be much more difficult to find than a misplaced hiker, and Summit County now has a service to prevent such unfortunate mishaps. Summit County Rescue coordinator Joe Ben Slivka said situations with mental disorders are of “incredibly high urgency” because “it’s different from somebody backpacking the Gore Range — somebody with the ability to feed … and help themselves.” Colorado Life Trak uses transmitters the size of wristwatches that the person wears at all times. If that person wanders off, the rescue group’s transmitters can detect it from 4 to 5 miles away.

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Technology helps search, rescue efforts for mentally disabled

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