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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak, Motorola To Develop Tracking Products
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., and Motorola Inc. on Thursday said they will work together in developing wireless products for tracking people, pets and things.
The products under development by Motorola and Wozniak's Wheels of Zeus Inc. will leverage the latter company's wireless platform comprising low-cost radio tags and radio base stations combined with satellite location-finding technologies.
WOZ officials declined to discuss actual products under development with Motorola, but said the company's tracking system, which is based on the global positioning system, or GPS, can be used to protect goods against theft and to protect children and pets.
For example, parents may want to track the whereabouts of a child playing outside or coming home from school. The system also could be used to monitor the movements of an autistic child or elderly parent suffering from dementia.
In relation to goods, WOZ's own consumer research found that people in areas such as Scottsdale, Ariz., where there were a lot of golf courses, were interested in keeping track of golf clubs. Skiers were interested in tracking skis.
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