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Using smartphones to avoid spatial disorientation of elderly

Researchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the 60% of cases of MCI can cause episodes of spatial disorientation that appear even in zones where the person usually carries out daily tasks such as doing the shopping, going to the health centre or visiting someone. The person goes missing and starts to wander causing not only stress or anxiety, but also dangerous situations. Disorientation of elderly also means a source of concern for their caregivers.
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