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Osmile ED1000 for Senior Living
All types of senior living communities must manage wandering risks, control the spread of infections and respond quickly in the event of an emergency to protect residents. Osmile ED1000 emergency alerting system for the elderly offers the highest location accuracy for wander management, contact tracing and duress response.
Osmile ED1000’s Wander Management and Emergency Alert System for Senior Living
As senior living increasingly focuses on resident independence, the industry needs innovative ways to manage wander risks, reduce contagion outbreaks and respond to emergencies. Osmile addresses these needs by increasing visibility to resident location through accurate GPS technology. At an economical price, Osmile includes advanced features specifically designed for senior living communities to improve the standard of care.
Traditionally, most location technologies available for senior living only provide estimated data or are considered too costly. However, wander control becomes especially important in memory care management, where many residents with conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s, need greater protection. Real-time, accurate GPS location information helps caregivers better manage wandering residents in these types of environments.
Osmile ED1000’s Comprehensive Features for Care Management
Senior care communities can leverage accurate, customizable location technology to manage wandering and improve emergency response times. TruView™ handles the following aspects of residential senior care:
Osmile ED1000 Peace of Mind for Seniors, Families and Caregivers
Everyone involved in a resident’s care can benefit from the robust features of Osmile ED1000. Seniors gain a sense of security knowing that staff can find them during an emergency. Family communication is greatly improved with clear documentation and reporting. Senior living communities can rest assured that residents stay safe and are well cared for.
What is GPS?
Discover everything you need to know about GPS and how it is used today.
GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a global navigation satellite system that provides location, velocity and time synchronization.
GPS is everywhere. You can find GPS systems in your car, your smartphone and your watch. GPS helps you get where you are going, from point A to point B. What is GPS? Read this article to learn more about how it works, its history and future advancements.
What is GPS and how does it work?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system using satellites, a receiver and algorithms to synchronize location, velocity and time data for air, sea and land travel.
The satellite system consists of a constellation of 24 satellites in six Earth-centered orbital planes, each with four satellites, orbiting at 13,000 miles (20,000 km) above Earth and traveling at a speed of 8,700 mph(14,000 km/h).
While we only need three satellites to produce a location on earth’s surface, a fourth satellite is often used to validate the information from the other three. The fourth satellite also moves us into the third-dimension and allows us to calculate the altitude of a device.
What are the three elements of GPS?
GPS is made up of three different components, called segments, that work together to provide location information.
The three segments of GPS are:
How does GPS technology work?
GPS works through a technique called trilateration. Used to calculate location, velocity and elevation, trilateration collects signals from satellites to output location information. It is often mistaken for triangulation, which is used to measure angles, not distances.
Satellites orbiting the earth send signals to be read and interpreted by a GPS device, situated on or near the earth’s surface. To calculate location, a GPS device must be able to read the signal from at least four satellites.
Each satellite in the network circles the earth twice a day, and each satellite sends a unique signal, orbital parameters and time. At any given moment, a GPS device can read the signals from six or more satellites.
A single satellite broadcasts a microwave signal which is picked up by a GPS device and used to calculate the distance from the GPS device to the satellite. Since a GPS device only gives information about the distance from a satellite, a single satellite cannot provide much location information. Satellites do not give off information about angles, so the location of a GPS device could be anywhere on a sphere’s surface area.
When a satellite sends a signal, it creates a circle with a radius measured from the GPS device to the satellite.
When we add a second satellite, it creates a second circle, and the location is narrowed down to one of two points where the circles intersect.
With a third satellite, the device’s location can finally be determined, as the device is at the intersection of all three circles.
That said, we live in a three-dimensional world, which means that each satellite produces a sphere, not a circle. The intersection of three spheres produces two points of intersection, so the point nearest Earth is chosen.
Here is an illustration of satellite ranging:
As a device moves, the radius (distance to the satellite) changes. When the radius changes, new spheres are produced, giving us a new position. We can use that data, combined with the time from the satellite, to determine velocity, calculate the distance to our destination and the ETA.
GPS is a powerful and dependable tool for businesses and organizations in many different industries. Surveyors, scientists, pilots, boat captains, first responders, and workers in mining and agriculture, are just some of the people who use GPS on a daily basis for work. They use GPS information for preparing accurate surveys and maps, taking precise time measurements, tracking position or location, and for navigation. GPS works at all times and in almost all weather conditions.
There are five main uses of GPS:
Some specific examples of GPS use cases include:
Other industries where GPS is used include: agriculture, autonomous vehicles, sales and services, the military, mobile communications, security, and fishing.
GPS device accuracy depends on many variables, such as the number of satellites available, the ionosphere, the urban environment and more.
Some factors that can hinder GPS accuracy include:
Accuracy tends to be higher in open areas with no adjacent tall buildings that can block signals. This effect is known as an urban canyon. When a device is surrounded by large buildings, like in downtown Manhattan or Toronto, the satellite signal is first blocked, and then bounced off a building, where it is finally read by the device. This can result in miscalculations of the satellite distance.
A brief history of GPS
Humans have been practicing navigation for thousands of years using the sun, moon, stars, and later, the sextant. GPS was an advancement of the 20th century made possible by space-age technology.
GPS technology has been used globally throughout history. The launch of Russia’s Sputnik I satellite in 1957 ushered in the possibility of geolocation capabilities and soon after, the U.S. Department of Defense began using it for submarine navigation.
In 1983, the U.S. government made GPS publically available, but still kept control of the available data. It wasn’t until 2000 that companies and the general public gained full access to the use of GPS, eventually paving the way for greater GPS advancement.