Wearable GPS wins Columbus startup $50K Air Force grant

Ubihere will develop wearable GPS technology for use at Dyess Air Force Base.

Cynthia Bent Findlay
For Columbus CEO
Ubihere specializes in geolocation even inside buildings, where GPS signals are blocked or degraded.

Want to know where your kid is at Cedar Point, or where your cat’s gotten to on a 10-degree day? Ubihere, a 2016 Columbus startup, just won a $50,000 Air Force contract to develop affordable, wearable technology that can monitor movement on a fine-grained, up-to-the-minute basis.

Ubitrax Wearable initially will be developed for use at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, but the grant will help fund its commercialization and development. Ubihere already is in talks with memory care providers to help keep dementia patients safe.

Ubihere specializes in geolocation even inside buildings, where GPS signals are blocked or degraded. Ubitrax Wearable features GPS, Bluetooth, cellular and long range capabilities in one bracelet. It’ll also archive location and movement data.

Ubihere focuses on AI-informed location tracking technologies, and offers hardware and other inventory tracking tags and AI software that work in otherwise difficult situations such as shielded X-ray facilities, or even space.

Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer.