The Huffington Post recently reported that an astonishing 12,208 dementia sufferers in Japan were declared missing in 2015 alone. Tragically, 500 of these individuals passed away before ever seeing their families again. Dementia affects around five million Japanese individuals today.

One innovative company, Orange Links, based in Iruma, Japan has developed a new device to help those with dementia keep a record of their basic information with them at all times. The device is a tiny, 1cm square sticker that can be placed on fingernails, toenails or other items.

Despite its small size, the water-resistant square is capable of holding key identifying details like the person’s name, address and telephone number. Disoriented or lost individuals who are picked up by police stations can be identified more efficiently with a quick scan of their barcode.

This isn’t the first time such solutions have been suggested for individuals suffering with memory loss. A number of areas already utilize similar ID stickers on their clothing, and many businesses sell GPS tracking for dementia suffers to help keep them safe in Europe and North America. What makes this product revolutionary is its compact size, water-resistant characteristics, and ability to be worn directly on the body.

Some opponents of this new technology have raised concerns about potential privacy violations associated with the wearable sticker. Each QR-code sticker contains a unique, individual identity number that could be read by anyone with a QR reader. On top of that, a large amount of critics point out the similarities between the wearable code and the Biblical mark of the beast. It’s concerning that the government, identity thieves or other criminals could potentially abuse these wearable identification stickers.

In response to opponents of this new technology, the spokeswoman from the company that developed the sticker, Yukiko Sano, told CNN News that these stickers will save both time and money. She explains that minimum information is stored on these stickers, and the sole purpose of the stickers is to ensure lost individuals are reunited with their families as soon as possible.

Here in the U.S., you can obtain a GPS tracking for elderly device for personal safety to track the wearabouts of elderly and dementia patients.

The following insurance companies offer discounts for installing an anti-theft GPS tracking system:

  • 21st Century Insurance up to 15%
  • AAA Insurance up to 18%
  • AIG Insurance up to 15%
  • Allstate Insurance (CA,TX,NY,FL) up to 10%
  • ALFA Insurance (AL) up to 10%
  • Farmers Insurance up to 15%
  • Fireman’s Fund up to 5%
  • GEICO up to 25%
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance (GA) up to 15%
  • Liberty Mutual up to 25%
  • Mercury Insurance up to 30%
  • Nationwide Insurance (CA) up to 10%
  • Progressive Insurance up to 15%
  • Safeco Insurance up to 10%
  • Traveler’s Auto Insurance up to 15%
  • USAA Insurance up to 33%

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If you’re in the equipment rental business, you don’t need any help to know that it can operate at a hectic pace at times and the smallest details can be lost through the cracks for months at a time before you notice. GPS tracking can help you get a better handle on those fine details and so much more. These are just a few of the benefits GPS tracking has to offer your equipment rental company.

Ensure Timely Deliver of Your Rental Equipment

This is a bigger issue than you may realize. With some communities expanding rapidly, old maps are no longer relevant and new areas and neighborhoods might not even show up on the maps you already have. With GPS fleet tracking, you get access to the latest map updates and turn by turn directions, so your deliveries make it to the right location every time. More importantly, you can offer highly accurate appointment windows based on the schedule of your daily deliveries thanks to GPS navigation that can help you route around traffic delays, weather, and more.

Improve Billing Accuracy

With GPS to serve as a billing guide for drop offs and pick ups of rental equipment, you can improve accuracy in a way that wasn’t always possible when you relied on drivers to do the record-keeping. If there are disputes from customers, GPS data offers proof of deliveries and collections, so they can be confident that you’re not trying to take advantage of them if questions do arise.

Schedule Maintenance

Routine maintenance is essential for extending the life of your rental equipment. It is especially important since the people who rent the equipment may not be as careful with said equipment as they would be if they owned it. GPS tracking allows you to automate the scheduling of routine maintenance ensuring that it gets down and keeping your equipment in excellent operating order, thus making you more money, longer.

Discourage Thievery

Most of the equipment you rent out is expensive equipment that people don’t necessarily want to buy. Unfortunately, they may not be overly eager to return the equipment either. Some may even try to sell it for a quick profit. GPS tracking allows you to find your equipment – substantially increasing the likelihood of recovering your equipment if it is sold or just stolen.

As you can see, GPS tracking has much to offer your rental equipment company. These are just a few quick examples. The big question you need to ask is why you aren’t using it yet.

If you own or operate an equipment rental company, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn more about GPS tracking for equipment rental companies.


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