Among the use cases enabled by the network is wearable technology to assist in monitoring people with dementia and other forms of memory impairment
Ingenu’s Machine Network has gone live in the greater Los Angeles area to more than 13 million people.
The Internet of Things (IoT) network will serve applications including transportation, manufacturing, logistics, smart city as well as wearable technologies, providing coverage to the second-largest city in the US. The network extends to more than 2,220 square miles.
Among the new use cases that the network will enable is personal location and monitoring wearable technology and wandering assistive technology, developed by GTX Corp (GTXO. The company will be integrating Ingenu’s RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology into its patented GPS SmartSole shoe insole tracking solution, to assist in monitoring people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other forms of memory impairment.
“Currently, over 100 million people require oversight due to various forms of memory impairment, and advancements in wearable technology are changing the way we support and monitor these individuals,” said Patrick Bertagna, CEO, GTX Corp.
“With Ingenu’s reliable, long-range network technology, we can expand the reach of our monitoring capabilities, particularly in highly populated areas, and provide accurate location services to caregivers and loved ones.”
Ingenu selected to deploy its Machine Network in Los Angeles because of its concentration of IoT development companies. According to industry firm, IoT Analytics, more than 50 per cent of IoT companies in the Los Angeles area are developing wearable technologies, which is greater than the national average of just 15 per cent.
“Los Angeles is outpacing the market in terms of IoT solution development,” said Tom Gregor, president and general manager, Machine Network at Ingenu. “From manufacturing and smart technologies to wearables and transportation applications, Los Angeles has the resources, culture and infrastructure to support a thriving IoT network.”
The nationwide Machine Network build-out is now underway across the United States, and is targeted to serve over 100 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2017. The Machine Network currently provides more than 100,000 square miles of wireless coverage for a host of IoT applications.
Ingenu’s RPMA technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life.
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