The Jig Saw

Monday, March 21, 2005

And now Elephants can SMS too ..

Was looking for innovative ways of using technology in rural and remote areas. And this is what I found - Elephants text their location. An NGO called Save the Elephants is fitting elephants with specially designed GSM/GPS collars in Kenya. The collars hold mini cellphones programmed to send SMS messages to farmers’ mobiles with the latest GPS positions of the animals.

This SMS alerts the farmers when the elephants start moving towards the fields. The farmers can head the herd off before any damage is done.

[via Roland]


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