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 Satellite pinpoints lost children

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Date posted: 25/08/2004

A device has been invented to help parents find their children if they wander off while out shopping.

Trac, an RFID based device, uses satellite technology to pinpoint where the child is within a 150 metre radius.

Its inventor, 21 year old Karen Balbi, of Saffron Walden, Essex, UK says the device she has designed could prove a cheap way to reunite parents with their lost child quickly.

The device has two sections, a reciever the parent holds, and a sender, small enough to be clipped onto the child's clothes, with a built-in GPS tracker.

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