Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. debuted its GPS tracking smart shoe Ambulator collection. The shoe is designed to provide a solution for those afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
GTX Corp, the maker of two-way GPS Tracking Personal Location Services (PLS) solutions that partnered with Aetrex on the shoe, said
the collection brings a reliable solution for monitoring the location of the 5.3 million seniors in the U.S. afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Aetrex plans to launch the shoes to coincide with the National Alzheimer Association memory walks this fall.
GTX Corp's eighteen patents and patents pending for the GPS tracking technology cover a GPS transceiver module that is placed within the shoe, a module that transmits the wearer's location coordinates to a central monitoring station, proprietary software, cellular connectivity, the GTX Corp middleware platform and secure viewing portal. Aetrex will initially offer the shoe through their e-commerce websites www.foot.com and the GTX Corp website www.gpsshoe.com along with a select group of assisted living facilities.