Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nana technology : Silver Artert GPS Shoes

GTX Corporation have developed miniaturized 2 way GPS tracking and cellular location-transmitting technology platforms for integration into a wide variety of branded licensee consumer and enterprise products. Their patented Personal Location Services (PLS) platforms consist of miniaturized, always-on Assisted 2 way GPS tracking and GSM/GPRS wireless location-reporting technologies which provide continuous real-time, location coordinates rendered on Google Maps. Since launching LOCiMOBILE®, their GPS Tracking People-Finding Apps have been downloaded by over 1,000,000 people in 117 countries. LOCiMOBILE ® transforms GPS enabled smartphones into a 2 way GPS Tracking device. Location-tracking shoes have been marketed to marathon runners and children but the footwear seems idea for people with dementia who wander. People with Alzheimer Disease and other dementias often walk off and some deliberately hide due to their paranoia. GPS Shoes have been developed for this purpose. Miniature locators are inserted into the heel of one shoe and the other is counterweighed to feel balanced. The shoes work by having set perimeters called a “geo-fence,” so that the wearer can freely move around the house, around the yard, perhaps around a familiar immediate neighborhood. When the fence is broken a Google map pops up on a computer or phone to show where the person wearing the shoes is. The Nana Shoes will be on sale at a cost of $300 (US), plus a monthly subscription fee of $30 to $40.

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Alzheimer’s Association
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