GPS-enabled shoes to monitor movements of Alzheimer’s sufferers

ga('send', 'event', 'Health & Wellbeing', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});

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…

Add to my folders:

Select any pre-existing folders to add the current post to. Posts will be added to a 'default' folder if nothing is selected.

Create a new folder (Optional)

Separate with commas to add multiple folders. The current post is automatically added to any new folders you create (e.g. my new folder, my second folder).


Remove from my folders

Below is a list of folders where the current post appears in. Select the folder you wish to remove it from.