DEVELOPMENT OF IOT ENABLED GLOBAL TRACKING SYSTEM AND MOBILE APPLICATION FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Keywords: Internet of Things (IoT), GPS, Tracking System, Mobile Application, Wireless Network, Alzheimer’s Disease
Abstract. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease meaning that it gets worse with time. Memory loss, speaking problems, wandering, and getting lost are some of the signs of the disease. The risk of wandering results in high demand for extensive monitoring solutions for the patients suffering from the disease. Tracking solutions are crucial, especially for family members and caregivers, so researchers develop new wearable tracking devices to overcome missing patients. GPS technology can provide location data with high accuracy, but it is not sufficient to use only by itself. Thus, a more extensive solution should be provided. In this paper, a mobile wearable tracking device that can provide data to the mobile application through internet has been developed for patient tracking purposes.