Northjersey.com : News A Teaneck shoe maker has joined with a California technology company to create a shoe that uses GPS technology that records where a wearer walks – and can send alerts to caregivers if someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia wanders away and gets lost.
A family in Virginia has been using the shoes for the past month, as part of a trial set up by an elder-care expert, to keep track of an 83-year-old husband and father who scared his wife recently when he wandered away while she was grocery shopping. The man's son now gets alerts on his cellphone showing his father's location. "So if I lose him, I can call my son and he tells me where he is," the man's wife said. Read the rest of the article HERE.
CNET > News > Health Tech A growing number of devices aim to track Alzheimer's and other patients who have a tendency to wander. Of course, many of these devices must be remembered to be worn to be of any use.
GPS-fitted shoes, then, seem like one of the most obvious accessories given shoes are generally required for, well, wandering.
Shoemaker Aetrex, with the help of GPS device makers GTX, is now selling its GPS Shoe after it received FCC clearance in September 2011. Read the rest of the article HERE.
To Order a pair of GPS Shoes go to www.aetrex.com.
To learn more about the GPS Shoes go to: or www.gpsshoe.com.
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