One of the big hits of the CES was Wherify Wireless, which won the coveted Consumer Electronics Association's 2002 Best of Innovations award in the Personal Electronics category for its GPS Personal Locator for Children. The wrist-worn locator offers parents peace of mind, knowing they can locate their children, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parents can use the internet or any phone to quickly identify their children's location within several feet in about 60 seconds. In the event of an emergency, either the child or parent can request an emergency 911 response and local police will be dispatched. Australian distribution of the product is on the horizon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's web site at www.wherifywireless.com.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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