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Step Into the Global Positioning Shoe

Technology developed to track missing children now helps the families of those with Alzheimer's disease

A microchip is offering peace of mind to the families of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

 

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The special chip, embedded in an ordinary shoe, tracks someone who wanders beyond a defined area near the home — and emits an alert if they do. We talk with George Mason University professor Andrew Carle, a consultant to the company that invented the GPS shoe.

 

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