Saturday, May 19, 2012

Someone Has Made My Shoe Phone Idea For Tracking Alzheimer's Sufferers A Reality

Some time ago, I made the world's first working and wearable shoe phone, and then suggested how such technology might be used to support remote medical monitoring, falls detection and wanderer detection, e.g., for Alheimer's suffers.  I even wound up on TV a few times, e.g.:

Another TV appearance is here, but for some reason the blog refuses to link directly to the video.

Anyway, a company has now made part of this vision a reality, by making a GPS-tracking shoe with a GSM modem inside.  Not quite a shoe phone, but it will help to track wandering people who might otherwise have to live in supported care.

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