GPS on Your Loved Ones Casket

 

What Next

Just another way to get money. What will it be next. sad

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Sounds like...

"The Loved One"

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GPS for love ones caskets

It looks like some confusion here with GPS technology. The system described does not have much to do with GPS satellite tracking. What's buried in the grave is RFID - Radio Frequency Identification Transponders. A locator scanning frequency and transmit a unique number, like a barcode, back to the hand held scanner. This info is normally recorded in the burial registry allowing you know the location of a casket. This would be nice and easy if one has to exhume the body some time after. Nothing high tech about it because its similar to the tracking device I see advertise for dogs and cats in case they stray.

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What will they think of next?

What will they think of next?

Does the

device that is with casket run on battery. If so who will change them when they need to be changed.

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goood for five feet...

....what happened to six feet under?

care only about altitude/elevation

I thought people only care about if their loved ones go to Heaven (so elevation will show way up), and if someone to condemn will go the other way..

very funny..

green energy

rthibodaux wrote:

device that is with casket run on battery. If so who will change them when they need to be changed.

next release will be equipped with above-ground solar cell or windmill for renewal energy.

I doubt

TheProf wrote:

Read it yourself.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2090441/Introducing-iGrave-The-GPS-device-lets-track-relatives-coffin.html

I doubt the casket is going to be moved. However, it would be nice way to locate the casket when you are lost in the cemetary (especially the VA cemetary where all of the headstones are alike.

POI

bsp131 wrote:
TheProf wrote:

Read it yourself.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2090441/Introducing-iGrave-The-GPS-device-lets-track-relatives-coffin.html

I doubt the casket is going to be moved. However, it would be nice way to locate the casket when you are lost in the cemetary (especially the VA cemetary where all of the headstones are alike.

How about just create a POI on GPSr/smartphone for the burial site?
I don't think cemetery workers will rotate caskets once buried.

Funny.

abin wrote:
rthibodaux wrote:

device that is with casket run on battery. If so who will change them when they need to be changed.

next release will be equipped with above-ground solar cell or windmill for renewal energy.

LOL.

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not exactly

bsp131 wrote:

I doubt the casket is going to be moved. However, it would be nice way to locate the casket when you are lost in the cemetary (especially the VA cemetary where all of the headstones are alike.

If this is RFID technology it doesn't have high power transmitter. It will transmit probably for few yards not more. So if you are near headstone you will receive it. But I it is impossible to navigate towards signal. It is as if you try to find radio station antenna with hand held radio (ignoring fact, that signal will be too week with RFID).

Ashes

Kind of hard to keep track of ashes blowing away out in the woods.

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Interesting

Tagging a casket like tagging merchandise in a warehouse, interesting.

The Point Is...

...to locate a casket (biodegradable) burried in a forest somewhere, should a loved one wish to visit the spot after a while. Setting a POI is a fair alternative, but isn't as precise as this gadget. Or maybe folks just want to check up on the Rapture thing.

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Moving casket

Might be good if the casket has wheels and you have to track it.

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Looks good to me.

UnNamed wrote:

What will they think of next?

What will they think of next?
How about all National cemeteries use these devices! Using this device will let cemetery auditors and family members know who is actually in the grave.

http://rt.com/usa/news/pentagon-arlington-graves-cemetery-55...

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No confusion here

jamstyle wrote:

It looks like some confusion here with GPS technology. The system described does not have much to do with GPS satellite tracking. What's buried in the grave is RFID - Radio Frequency Identification Transponders. A locator scanning frequency and transmit a unique number, like a barcode, back to the hand held scanner. This info is normally recorded in the burial registry allowing you know the location of a casket. This would be nice and easy if one has to exhume the body some time after. Nothing high tech about it because its similar to the tracking device I see advertise for dogs and cats in case they stray.

There are several types of 'iGrave' systems available - some use GPS satellites, while others use special electronic tags known as RFID more often found in 'tap and pay' credit cards and in departments stores to track clothes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2090441/Introducing-...

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Just what we need

We all know the guy who is just dying to get the latest technology.

"Dem bones, dem bones gonna Walk around..."

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I'm Not Sure...

I want my post-death movements to be tracked !!!!!

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privacy

does the one in casket ever signed a release to be tracked?
it should not be a problem for him/her to find a lawyer there.

Money is a big motivator

This seems like another way for this industry to drag more money out of people who are not emotionally equiped to make good judgements. Unfortunately, I have had to arrange one burial (for my wife) and paid for portions of two more (father and sister). The costs vary hugely depending on the choices you make. The mindset tends to be that spending more = loved the dead person more. Offering more near useless scope = not very fair in my book. The GPS coordinates of the burial site seems plenty to meet any realtistic need of a loved one.

Jim