GPS shoes can help track people with Alzheimer's (video)

SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at new shoes from Aetrex that could help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia find them if they wander off.

GPS is becoming ubiquitous in our smartphones and cars. Now, Aetrex has put GPS in shoes--as a kind of safeguard for people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Wearers of the shoes can be tracked through a Web site, which is also accessible via a smartphone. These shoes don't come cheap: they cost about $300 and there is a $35 monthly fee for the tracking service. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a closer look at these high-tech shoes that could help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia find them if they wander off.

This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "GPS shoes help track people suffering from Alzheimer's."

More SmartPlanet links

Tags:
Sci-Tech
About the author
 

Discuss GPS shoes can help track people with Alzheimer's...

Conversation powered by Livefyre

This week on CNET News
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

Time to toss the old dirtbag

Looking for a vacuum?

Whether you’re looking for a traditional upright vacuum or a low-key bot, we've picked the best vacuums for your needs.