GPS-enabled shoes to monitor movements of Alzheimer’s sufferers
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A couple of months ago we featured Mi-Look, a device from Japanese company KDDI designed to give families peace of mind by tracking the movements of elderly relatives. Now with a similar goal, GTX Corp in the US have designed a shoe specifically targeted at Alzheimer’s sufferers, with a miniature GPS tracking device embedded in the heel. Inspired by a high profile missing child case in the US, Patrick Bertagna, Chief Executive of GTX Corp, created the shoe originally as a means of locating children easily and conveniently. The idea evolved when it became apparent that tracking devices typically used…
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