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NadineJ
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multiple benefits
NadineJ   3/21/2013 9:59:20 AM
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This will definitely help with post-delivery theft.  That problem has existed in cities for decades.  it seems to be moving to the suburbs more recently.

This is great on the micro level.  Is there similar technology on the macro level, tracking shipping containers as they move from port to port?

mrdon
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mrdon   3/21/2013 2:31:24 PM
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NadineJ, I agree it is great at the micro-level. I believe tracking shipping containers at a macro level would require GPS devices. 

mrdon
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Fall Monitoring Detection - Healthcare Application
mrdon   3/21/2013 2:38:18 PM
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Cabe, I see the DropTag being used in the Healthcare market as a Fall Monitoring detector for senior citizens. Instead of using bluetooth tech, RF/Celluar technology could be used to transmit or call your smartphone alerting you that your grandparents have fallen or slipped and need assistance. Nice article and video!

eafpres
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Inside the box. Please
eafpres   3/22/2013 9:46:16 AM
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I saw this somewhere else and had the same reaction. It is wirelessly connected so it should go in the box to prevent tampering. They also need to address data security or an App will be written to rewrite the data to look fine or just wipe it out. Interesting $2 cost? Is that BOM or assembled? Would be nice to get a BOM to see how optimistic the figure is.

a.saji
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Re: multiple benefits
a.saji   3/22/2013 11:32:41 AM
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I believe tracking shipping containers at a macro level would require GPS devices. "

@MrDon: Yes and I feel it will be a worthy investment but all the services should be included in it. You cannot limit to few companies. 

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   3/22/2013 5:59:49 PM
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It's a tremendous idea, but having worked as a truck loader for a very large delivery company in my college years, I have to also say that I'm not sure how realistic it is. The truth is (or least this was the truth 40 years ago), boxes get dropped, pitched and flung on a regular basis by truck loaders and unloaders. Users better set a high impact threshhold on these tags. Either that, or delivery services will have to tell their loaders to work a LOT more slowly and carefully.  

shehan
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shehan   3/24/2013 12:40:01 PM
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This is indeed a good away to keep track on your package. No more losing packages on post, there is always a way to locate it now. This will definitely help international posts. The small size and light weight are some added advantages.

shehan
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shehan   3/24/2013 12:45:18 PM
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@NadineJ - yes this has been a problem for decades. Personally I have had this problem and lost my money. This will in return reduce the cost of insurance as the risk is less comparatively.

I'm sure this concept could be applied to track containers moved from port to port.

shehan
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shehan   3/24/2013 12:48:06 PM
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@mrdon- True a GPS device would definitely help to track, but I have had this question on my mind. How does the GPS location coordinates be uploaded to a location when it comes to international shipping. GPS needs GSM connectivity to upload the coordinates to a server or any other location.

shehan
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Re: Fall Monitoring Detection - Healthcare Application
shehan   3/24/2013 12:51:02 PM
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@mrdon- Using this DropTag in the healthcare industry is a good way to ensure your elders are safe. I think this is a multi-purpose invention that could be of many uses. 

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