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Q: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: zeekee-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 07 Sep 2006 10:05 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2006 10:05 PDT
Question ID: 763059
There are 3 things that this tracker must have:

1) It needs to be 1 piece, small enough like a chip sort of, to hide
it in the child's clothing (i.e. sewn into his pants or somewhere in
the soul of the shoe) so he wouldn't know that he is being tracked.

2) It must NOT need to be recharged at all or at least not more then
once in about 2 months.

3) It needs to be a real time tracking device (not a log). That when
he goes missing I can call in to a center that will tell me exactly
where he is.

To summarize it all: I have found several tracking devices but, they
all need to be recharged almost daily and they are all too big. I
don't need the whole housing just the inside chip. Even if I can find
a company that will basically customize it to the above specifications
and take out the housing/phone/watch that they put the actual tracker
in, and substitute that big battery with something to the above specs,
It would be perfect.

In other words I need something that I plant it in my child once with
out him knowing, and ever finding out (until he is cured), and know
that I can always find out where he is if he runs again. I have been
told that they have it out there But was unable to find it.

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 07 Sep 2006 12:33 PDT
Hi zeekee,

You are going to have a VERY hard time getting an answer to your
question. What you are looking for is almost impossible (perhaps
that's why you came here.) Another researcher might prove me wrong,
but what you're asking for probably does not exist.

How would this device be powered? Even solar power would need a few
hand cranks every once in a while. If you expect this to be on and
able to locate your son on a 24-hour basis, it has to be powered in
some way by some kind of battery. Batteries can have long lives, but
two months is really quite an expectation.  Insisting on a 2-month
battery life will result in no tracker for your son, I'm afraid.

Clarification of Question by zeekee-ga on 07 Sep 2006 13:12 PDT
I would like for it to go for as long as possable without charging,
but if I can get something with all the specs as I asked for but not a
battery life of 2 months just 1 month or 2 weeks thats good too

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 11 Sep 2006 20:21 PDT
Hi zeekee,

You say that you have been told that this product exists. I believe
that you may have heard about an Internet hoax last year which
insinuated that you could implant GPS chips in your spouse's clothing
to find out if they were cheating:

As pflangan said, there are chips that can be implanted beneath a
human's skin. However, they are basically RFID chips, not GPS. They
can only be read by an outside scanner from a few feet away and are
for medical purposes. The device that is marketed to those who might
be kidnapped in South America is larger, the size of a pager, and worn
on the waist. I can provide you with information on this if you so
require, but I have found a solution for you that is tamperproof,
albeit larger than a chip size and having to be recharged every few
days. A GPS bracelet would seem to be best suited for your needs.
There simply is not at this point the technology to have a GPS chip
that small available. Let me know if this would work for you.


Clarification of Question by zeekee-ga on 13 Sep 2006 07:28 PDT

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 15 Sep 2006 16:53 PDT
I will leave it to another researcher to work on this question for
you, then. I doubt that you will find a solution with the parameters
you want. The longer a battery lasts, the bigger it would have to be.
Those two requirements of yours cancel each other out, at least until
a few years from now when technology catches up with what you want.

Clarification of Question by zeekee-ga on 21 Sep 2006 12:54 PDT
this is what i am loking for, if anybody else can find it. I would be
more than happy
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children
From: triumfdoogooder-ga on 07 Sep 2006 14:51 PDT
Is your son going to be wearing the same pair of shoes/pants or shirt
everyday? A teenager would suspect something's up when you keep
insisting on him wearing the same outfit day-in/day-out, more so,
after the initial tracking was successful.  Goodluck, however.
Subject: Re: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children
From: kemlo-ga on 07 Sep 2006 16:39 PDT

If you insist he change his clothing and absolutely forbid him to go
out wearing that item of clothing.


There have been trackers designed for attaching to birds to plot migration routes 

These might be small enough?

Subject: Re: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children
From: pflangan-ga on 11 Sep 2006 09:22 PDT
What about a mobile phone? If your child has a mobile phone (I know it
depends on how old they are) then there are several companies that
allow for locating / pinpointing where the mobile phone was last used

Other than that, I know that there are gps chips available that can be
embedded beneath the skin.

these solutions are expensive though (like 10k) and are usually used
by companies to safeguard against ransom demands of kidnappers etc. of
employees in dangerous parts of the world
Subject: Re: Concealed GPS Tracker Chip for Runaway Children
From: frankcorrao-ga on 12 Sep 2006 13:43 PDT
Why don't you just staple a lojack to his head?

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