From Homeland Security News Wire:
08 February 2012
For $300 consumers in the United States can now purchase a pair of GPS-enabled shoes to keep track of dementia-suffering senior citizens; after purchasing the shoes, buyers will have the ability to set up a monitoring service to locate lost family members who have Alzheimer’s disease
GPS locator embedded to help locate wandering Alzheimer's patients // Source: pc00.com
Developed by GTX Corp and Aextrex Worldwide, the first 3,000 pairs of shoes just recently hit stores.
After purchasing the shoes, buyers will have the ability to set up a monitoring service to locate lost family members who have Alzheimer’s disease. The device can even be programmed to create a “geofence,” where an alert would be triggered if a person strays outside of a certain area....
Okay, I know its a serious topic, but my favourite line of the whole article, given my own current exploratory wanderings? This one:
"They go for a walk and they can get lost for days.”
Although this GPS shoe may be a good idea in theory, some of the statements further in the article are just plain creepy, in my (always) humble opinion. Go read it here.
I was going to end by saying I'll stick with Bratdog's nose for direction, but guess that could be a moot point, if SHE has a 'senior moment' or two.