Alzheimer’s Patients to Be Provided with Shoes Installed with GPS

Alzheimer’s Patients to Be Provided with Shoes Installed with GPS

Medical experts have informed that patients suffering from brain diseases like Alzheimer are at higher risk of getting lost while taking a walk. With the pursuit of keeping a track over the movement of Alzheimer's patients, special shoes are being manufactured in which GPS has been installed.

The shoes are being manufactured by GTX Corp. It has been informed that through the GPS system one may track a lost Alzheimer's patient within 37-feet from their location through using an internet program. The consequence of wandering aimlessly could be devastating for an Alzheimer's patient. Alzheimer's Association in Northern California and Nevada expressed their concern of getting lost. "It's a very big safety issue. We do know that if people aren't found within 24 hours, the risk of death goes up substantially. They don't always know how to protect themselves from the elements or find a safe location", said the Director of the Association.

It is hoped that shoes with GPS would prove helpful in locating lost Alzheimer's patients. The GPS shoes will be launched in the US next week and will be available in Canada by next year. It has been informed that before even launch of the GPS shoes, about 3,000 pairs has already been booked.

People from New Zealand and Australia are also showing their interest in buying the shoe. The shoe will be purchased only through internet. The GPS shoes can be used for tracking children as well. The devise installed in the shoe alerts the friends and family members of Alzheimer patient when one crosses the set boundaries.

Although devise has been created to Alzheimer patients, people are requested to inform the authorities when they came across a lost Alzheimer patient. A person suffering from disease like Alzheimer suffers from memory lose therefore it is our duty to guide them and provide them safety.


FrenchTribune Specials

AMD launches Opteron A1100 dev kit with 64-bit Chips

Renowned chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced the availability of its much-awaited first 64-bit processor based on ARM technology.

AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based server processors of the company have been made available as part of the chip maker's new Opteron A1100-Series developer kit for server makers.

The ARM...

Most Popular

Window Phone 8.1 Update Leaked

It seems as if the website management team at Microsoft...

Trees are Good for Health

Trees and vegetation play an important role in cleaning...

Schedulers in Black Hills Health were instructed to Change the Waiting Times

An internal audit by the VA has revealed that it has...

EMI Sold to Universal, Sony

Music industry giant group EMI would be divided in to...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: