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Liver Transplant Recipient Saved By GPS technology

St. Louis (KSDK) – It was down-to-the-wire for a local man who needed a liver transplant.

David Simon nearly missed his chance two weeks ago but was saved he says, by some extraordinarily caring people and technology!

Their cell phones are rarely far from 56-year-old David Simon and his wife Susan.

Simon was a very sick man. He had cancer of the liver and needed a transplant right away.

During the Labor Day weekend, while the Simons in Osage Beach; a liver became available and St. Louis University Hospital was desperately trying to reach them.

St. Louis University Post-Transplant Team Coordinator Donna Kirkpatrick learned that the Simons were in Osage Beach but couldn’t find an address.

St. Charles emergency dispatchers got the cell phone number, used a GPS tracker and found the Simons, just in time to rush David to the hospital.

“I am totally, totally amazed. I’ve only seen that on shows like ‘CSI’ and shows you can watch, but I am very grateful,” said Susan Simon.

When asked how he’s feeling, David said, “A lot, lot better. Emotionally and physically.”

David said without a liver transplant, he probably had four weeks or less to live.

He says he’s grateful to the dispatchers and to St. Louis University hospital.

By Sharon Stevens


GPS To Track Dementia Patients

Now tracking dementia patients is as easy as GPS
Herald Sun
“In 99 per cent of cases the carer has gone to pick them up, but there was one case where they couldn’t and the police were able to contact us to get the exact GPS location of this person to rescue them,” Mr Burton said. A Victoria Police spokeswoman
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Fruit Bat Navigation To Be Studied Using GPS

Researchers use GPS to study fruit bat navigation
Jerusalem Post
Now, for the first time, Israeli scientists have fitted the flying mammals with the world’s smallest GPS devices to track their homing flights after relocation far away. Published in the August 15 issue of Proceedings of the [US] National Academy of
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GPS Will Be Used To Charge Drivers For Mileage

More states considering pay-by-the-mile car taxes
USA Today
With the advent of GPS navigation that electronically tracks how far you drive, more states are looking at charging drivers by the mile. Oregon, for instance, is among several states that are taking a hard look at the idea, reports Paul Eisenstein of
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Australian Company Developed Ground-Breaking GPS Devices

Locata Develops Ground-based GPS Devices

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has made its way into most of our lives either through social networking (when you check in somewhere on your Facebook) or when driving a vehicle. Current GPS tech uses satellites to pinpoint a device’s
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