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You've seen the silver alerts on the news many times. An elderly person wanders off and can't find their way back home. If you have a loved one with Alzheimers disease the numbers show there is a big chance they'll wander off. But there is a new invention that could help you find them faster than police.
Tracking Alzheimer's & dementia patients in real-time with a GPS Shoe tracking device which sends an alert to the caregiver or family member if dementia patient wanders away. Up to 70% of Alzheimer's and dementia patients will wander during the course of the disease. Technology can now be used to provide dementia help and suport to dementia caregivers.
The Aetrex GPS Shoes feature the latest GPS tracking technology embedded in the base of the right heel, providing real-time tracking. At frequent and specific time intervals, the GPS tracking device sends a signal to the central monitoring station determining the wearer’s exact location and relays that information to a tracking website for you to view (contingent upon enrollment in a separate monthly tracking plan).
The premise of the technology is based on alerting you when your loved one has wandered off too far from a preset location, allowing you to set up a geographic boundary known as a “geozone”. When the individual wanders off and leaves the preset geozone, you are quickly notified via an email or SMS text to your mobile phone. The service also provides emergency tracking in case you need to locate a loved one immediately.
It always starts that way. Next, they'll be implanting....oh wait, they already do that. Seems to me like the classic: Problem, reaction, solution technique. That "solution" is never really for our benefit. We just have to be conditioned to think it is, before we "accept" that it is.
Originally posted by RobertF
I think you are overreacting OP, it is just a simple device used to help keep our elderly and children safe. No conspiracy here. Souns like an ingenouse fix to a very real problem.
Originally posted by SamaraTen
The only thing i see this being used for, is to TRACK us.