Companies are teaming up to create a shoe with a built in GPS tracking device.
Wired PR News – The development of a unique type of shoe is in the works, which will benefit those with dementia diseases and their families. As reported by AFP, technology company GTX Corp. and shoe manufacturer Aetrex Worldwide plan to collaborate on the creation of a shoe with a built-in GPS tracker to locate individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, who may need locating.
Project advisor Andrew Carle of George Mason University, is quoted in the report as stating, “The technology will provide the location of the individual wearing the shoes within 30 feet, anywhere on the planet…Sixty percent of individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease will be involved in a ‘critical wandering incident’ at least once during the progression of the disease — many more than once.”
Testing for the product is expected to begin during the latter part of the year.