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Wearable Devices Help Parents ‘Guard’ Children

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GTOlover
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Another use?
GTOlover   9/20/2013 9:17:47 AM
A bunch of teens playing a sophisticated game of hide and seek. Each person wearing the band and trying to avoid being 'tagged'. The challange is to watch out for the public giving away your position with their phone.

And just because I have to, the NSA could help locate children since they seem to have unconstitutional access to all our phones, emails, and online data. I am sure they could "activate" phones to track for specific signals. Sort of like the device in the Dark Knight movie.

GTOlover
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Re: Much better than a leash
GTOlover   9/20/2013 9:08:03 AM
"Educational shock" love the term. However, the intelligence of teens have reduced the shock treatment into a dare!

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Re: Much better than a leash
TJ McDermott   9/19/2013 4:42:39 PM
Tongue-in-cheek Elizabeth, the next logical step would be to train the child not to wander too far from the parent-guardian.  I'm talking about adding "invisible fence" technology to the bracelet, so that an educational shock is delivered to let the youngster know he or she has gone far enough.

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Re: Much better than a leash
tekochip   9/19/2013 11:13:35 AM
I only lost one child, which I did eventually got back, but there is no greater terror I can think of.  I had turned around and the boy had bolted off to the shoe aisle during Christmas rush.  I was in an absolute panic as I watched the sea of people surging around the mall door.

It's a great product with a good pricetag and has the geeky factor that will make it trendy.  I'll bet they sell a bunch of them.

 

Elizabeth M
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Much better than a leash
Elizabeth M   9/19/2013 5:54:18 AM
NO RATINGS
I just suggested this device to friends of mine with children. It reminds me of leashes for kids that caught on for a while but seemed a bit bizarre and a little too much like dog leases. This is much more streamlined, intelligent and digital age, not to mention it seems far more effective and visibly attractive. I wonder if it will really catch on once it's available.

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