Here's one that's straight out of James Bond's gadgetry collection: GPS-enabled shoes to help keep track of Alzheimer's patients. They're not here yet, but shoe-maker Aetrex Worldwide is teaming with GPS technology firm GTX to develop such high-tech footwear for "wandering" seniors with Alzheimer's Disease.
"The technology will provide the location of the individual wearing the shoes within 30 feet, anywhere on the planet," Andrew Carle, an assistant professor at George Mason University who is advising the companies, is quoted as saying. There's no word on when the shoes will be available or what they will cost.
To learn more about this cutting-edge project:
- read this Agence France-Presse story via Yahoo