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GPS Shoes for Alzheimer’s Patients to Reach U.S. Market

The first shoes with built-in GPS devices — to help track down dementia-suffering seniors who wander off and get lost — are set to hit the U.S. market this month, the manufacturer says. The GPS system, which is implanted in the heel of what appears to be a normal walking shoe, allows family members or carers to monitor the wearer and to set up a “geofence” that would trigger an alert if the person strays beyond a certain area.

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