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We’ve already covered electronic devices designed for dogs and pigeons, so we’re hardly surprised to see elephants jumping on the bandwagon. Some Kenyan pachyderms are now packin’ SIM cards that automatically send messages to rangers whenever the elephant gets too close to farmland. The same technology–scaled down to people size, presumably–could be used as a relatively unobtrusive way of informing caregivers when someone with dementia starts to wander. If it could send a message to a responsive proximate device instead of to a person, it might also useful for opening doors or performing other in-home environmental control functions.

Gizmodo: Text messaging is saving Kenyan elephants from themselves

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