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GPS Shoes for Alzheimer's Patients

 

Fashion technology is not all about "fashion." There are also serious use cases that may not be glamorous but serve the greater good. The just-announced GPS shoes for Alzheier's patients is one example. As you know, people suffering from Alzheier's may wander away from home and forget how to get back due to dementia. GPS shoes can help patients' families and caregivers to locate them in such a scenario.

But why in the form of a pair of shoes? Although the function can be achieved just the same with a discrete device or in the form of a belt or bracelet, the patient may fail to wear them daily. Shoes, on the other hand, are a must when one goes out. Thus the patient is less likely to forget.

Read this CNN report for more information.