Otiom prevents persons with dementia from getting lost

–     Cheap to buy or with low rental costs

–     Runs up to one month on a single charge

–     Easy for caregivers to handle

Why choose Otiom?

Why Otiom - nursinghome

How is Otiom different? Watch the video to find out

Otiom is a complete, Danish-developed solution which ensures that the person with dementia does not wander and which helps caregivers save time.

Otiom is the result of Denmark’s largest public-private innovation collaboration between caregivers, researchers, associations, municipalities, persons with dementia and relatives.

Watch the video to see how Otiom works.

Less administration, greater safety

With Otiom, caregivers have an easy time keeping track of all the residents equipped with Otiom-tags.

The caregivers can set up individual safety zones for each resident and receive alarms as soon as there is a sign of danger. They can even locate persons inside the nursing home.

Thanks to a battery life of up to one month under normal usage, the caregivers save valuable time, which was previously spent on handling and charging.

How Otiom works

The Otiom-tag

Tracking device for persons with dementia. Can be carried around in a pocket, on a safety strap, sewn into clothing or mounted on a cane or walking frame.
Battery life: Up to one month.

Otiom Home Base.

The small wireless Home Bases must be placed in the apartment of the person with dementia as well as in common areas. The Home Bases communicate with the Otiom-tags and keep the tags in power-save mode while the residents are in the nursing home.
Battery life: 3-4 years.


For caregivers or relatives.
Available for iOS and Android.

Independently tested

Otiom was independently tested by UCN University of Applied Sciences in Denmark. Tests were carried out together with dementia nursing homes and their staff.

Contact us for a copy of the full report.

Otiom vs. conventional GPS-tracker

Device Neutral tag, no buttons, no noises, no distractions Watch, shoe sole, brooch with buttons, adapters and possible two-way audio
Medical Device Medical Device, Class I. No
Battery life Up to one month – Under optimal conditions 12-65 hours
Surveillance Non-intrusive monitoring Constant
Locate residents outdoors GNSS (includes GPS), NB-IoT, Bluetooth GPS and GSM
Locate residents indoors N/A
Waterproof and Machine washable N/A
Damage resistant N/A
Individual safety zones for each resident N/A
Message when recharging is necessary N/A
Wireless charging N/A
Instant alert for multiple caregivers N/A
Cost Low purchase or rental costs and low data costs High purchase cost, high data costs, high rental costs

N/A: Information not available. Some features may be partly available on some products and additional costs may apply.

Technical specifications

The Otiom-tag is based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This means that it has a very long battery life and it works were traditional GPS devices do not – including indoors.

The Otiom-tag

The Otiom-tag weighs just 30 grams and takes up 5 x 1 cm. It has no distracting buttons, sounds, plugs or lights. The Otiom-tag can run for up to one month on a single charge, and it can be fully recharged in 2 hours. It can be kept in a pocket, on a neck strap (included), on a cane, on a walking frame or it can be sewn into clothing.

Information on battery life.

Otiom Home Base

The Otiom-bases weigh 36 grams and take up 6 x 2.5 cm.


Each base has a battery life of 3-4 years.


Otiom communicates using NB-IoT via mobile phone masts. It also uses GNSS, which includes all global satellite systems (including GPS) as well as Bluetooth 5.X.


The Otiom-app is available for IOS and Android, and it works on smartphones and tablets. The app currently supports Danish, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Norwegian.

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