GPS Shoes to Track Alzheimer's Patients
Shoe-maker and tech firm team up
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Jun 7, 2009 4:38 PM CDT
Two companies are teaming up to make 'GPS shoes' for Alzheimer's patients.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – Two companies are developing GPS-trackable footwear to essentially LoJack Alzheimer's patients, AFP reports. The shoes will spot their location within 30 feet "anywhere on the planet," said a consultant. Sixty percent of Alzheimer's sufferers wander off at least once during the disease, he said, but most retain enough memory to put on their shoes in the morning.