"In this case, rescue workers could be equipped with Digital Angel-like technology so that their location and well being could be carefully monitored." Bolton says an emergency button on either a watch or pager sized device... .could trigger a beacon that could help to locate a person using GPS and cellular triangulation technologies. The company has been developing the Digital Angel systems with the idea of marketing them to help locate children or senior citizens... .
"And as the demand after September 11th came in from shareholders and countless calls and emails, the senior management made a determination that we would place a major emphasis on personal safety and search and rescue." It will be tested beginning in November in Florida and the company has already begun reaching out to the fire department in New York City. You can find more information at DigitalAngel.net. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.