GPS Shoe to Track Alzheimer's PatientsBy Wong, Grace; CNN Online,
Publication Date: June 10, 2009
Article features a shoe outfitted with a global positioning system (GPS) for use by seniors with dementia. The shoe was designed to help people with Alzheimer’s disease, the leading cause of dementia affecting over 26 million people worldwide, which leads to confusion and disorientation, often resulting in the individual wandering off and getting lost. The embedded tracking system will allow the wearer of the shoe to be located instantly online and for their whereabouts to be monitored in real time. The shoe is a collaboration between GTX Corp, a firm specializing in miniaturized GPS tracking devices, and footwear company Aetrex. After the completion of prototype testing, projected at the end of 2009, the shoe will likely be commercially available in 2010.
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