Stella Care solves a problem in society. With the Care Tracker, Stella Care offers a world-class GPS tracking system which can track people with dementia when relatives or caregivers lose track of them.
GPS tracking of people with dementia has hitherto been a case of equipping people with GPS trackers developed for cars and machines. It is degrading for the person with dementia to walk around with a large and visible GPS tracker.
It is usually the task of the nursing home personnel to track and find missing residents. The caregivers have a hard time using the traditional systems for tracking people with dementia. They find the systems too technical.
Stella Care has solved these issues. The GPS technology can be implemented in a wristwatch or in a small box. It restores the dignity of the person with dementia that they can carry around the GPS tracker invisibly or discretely.
Furthermore, Stella Care has developed a smartphone app. The app is developed in collaboration with caregivers and users and is very easy to use. The app instantly alarms the caregiver when a resident leaves the nursing home, and can track the whereabouts of said resident on a map – second by second. It provides peace of mind to all those involved.
Our objective is that people with dementia will not get lost in their daily activities, but are able to walk around freely. Everyone has the right to freedom, fresh air, and exercise, as well as being able to move around freely.
It is important to us that people with dementia are able to maintain their dignity while wearing our GPS trackers. The GPS trackers come in different forms, e.g. as a wristwatch, keychain, insole or a small box. All our GPS trackers are waterproof.
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Stella Care product info (danish)
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Stella Care brochure (danish)
View our brochure about the Care Tracker and what it can do for people with dementia, their relatives, and the caregivers.
App for smartphones
We have developed an app which is simple and user-friendly. Our app automatically alerts the user if something is the matter. For example, if a GPS tracker is switched off or if the battery is low. And of course, the app alarms the user when the person with dementia leaves the area. The user can easily follow the whereabouts of the person with dementia on his/her phone – second by second.
The functionality of the app
A list of connected GPS trackers are shown on a list on the smartphone. Four GPS trackers are connected to this phone. The icon to the far left indicates the status of the GPS tracker. The status can be:
Normal is indicated by a green tick. Everything is OK. A grey icon indicates that no info comes from the GPS tracker, most likely because it is switched off. Warning is indicated by a yellow exclamation mark. The user must pay attention to something. Alarm is marked by a red exclamation mark, which means that the GPS tracker is outside of the geo fence.
When changing from normal to warning or alarm, the smartphone alarms the user.
The battery symbol to the far right indicates the battery status of the GPS tracker. The smartphone alerts the user when the GPS tracker is down to three hours of remaining battery life.
By touching a GPS tracker on the list, the location of the GPS tracker is shown on a map. The location is automatically updated. The arrow indicates which way the person wearing the tracker is moving.
You can also see your own location if you want to. Your location is shown by a blue arrow. This can be of use if you are in an area unknown to you or if there are no roads.
On top is the name of the person wearing the GPS tracker. In addition, the nearest address is shown. Latest location shows the time at which the GPS tracker last received a precise satellite location.
Examples of Use of the Care Tracker
Inga, Brøndby, Denmark
Inga lives in a nursing home in Brøndby. Inga is 82 years old and suffers from dementia. Inga wants to go out, but the nursing home personnel are afraid to let her go out on her own. They fear that she will get lost. They have tried giving her a GPS, but she does not want to wear it. The nursing home contacts Stella Care. Stella Care suggests that she tries the MiniBox. The MiniBox is one of the smallest GPS devices on the market for people with dementia. The caregivers manage to get Inga to wear the little box. They tell Inga that it is hers and that she must always carry it around in her pocket. The MiniBox watches over Inga.
The caregivers can now let Inga go out when she feels like it. They can always track Inga from their smartphone, and they notice that Inga always goes to the cemetery close by. Inga is always back within an hour.
The smartphone automatically alarms them the second Inga leaves the nursing home. With their previous GPS system for people with dementia, the nursing home often received false alarms. This is not the case with the Care Tracker system from Stella Care.
Anna Maria, Rødovre, Denmark
Anna Maria lives in an apartment in Rødovre. Anna Maria suffers from dementia and receives care in her home. Anna Maria loves her home and does not want to move into a nursing home. Rødovre Municipality contacts Stella Care and asks us to help them solve the problem. Anna Maria receives a MiniBox from Stella Care. Anna Maria’s daughter tells Stella Care which places her mother usually goes to in the city. If Anna Maria strays from her normal paths, her daughter is alarmed immediately on her smartphone. Anna Maria’s daughter can see where her mother is, and she can help her back on track if necessary.
Anna Maria can continue to live in her own home and move around freely on her own in Rødovre. Anna Maria can stay in her own home – hopefully, for a long time. With the GPS from Stella Care she has maintained her freedom to move around freely.