Alzheimer's disease & dementia

GPS trackers can save the lives of people with dementia

People with dementia should have access to location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to a new study by the University ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The freedom to roam for people with dementia

The debilitating effect of dementia on lifestyle is well-documented, not least relating to the ability and confidence of those with the condition to make their way around.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS

A brand new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and increased levels of physical activity using GPS devices.

Health

Holding drivers' attention

Each day, an average of nine people are killed in the United States and more than 1,000 injured by drivers doing something other than driving.

Oncology & Cancer

GPS-like technology helps diagnose prostate tumors

The lead investigator of a way to obtain images of prostate tumors and accurately diagnose them said Thursday that the new technology is the medical equivalent of a global positioning system for the prostate gland.

Medical research

Researcher uses GPS to find asthma causes

(PhysOrg.com) -- David Van Sickle is looking for a few pioneering asthmatics. He wants to attach a GPS device to their inhalers before they boldly go out into a spring world filled with allergens.