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.
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