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
 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
The most anticipated games of 2015
Tech industry's high-flying 2014
Uber's tumultuous ups and downs in 2014 (pictures)
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)