If you’ve ever been charged with the care of person with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another cognitive disorder, you know the importance of keeping a close eye on your loved one. But even the most devoted caretaker may go to bed worrying what they’re doing isn’t enough.
Luckily, realtime, location-enabled technologies can be your backstop. While a connected device or solution will never replace a human’s care, it could help find someone who has wandered and may not be able to find his or her way home. Aetrex Navistar offers a GPS footwear system powered by GTX Corp., that can help pinpoint a person’s location in an unobtrusive way.
Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes come preinstalled with a GPS tracking device in the base of the right heel. Thanks to the small antenna at the back of the heel, the device sends a signal relaying coordinates to a central-monitoring station, which you can access via Web portal. Simply log on to view the location of the wearer in realtime.
Depending on your service plan, Aetrex says its GPS Shoes update location every 10-30 minutes. The shoe also contains a rechargeable battery. Shoe designs come in black or white, with laces or straps, in both men’s and women’s sizes.
To keep even better track of the device and its wearer, download the free GPS Shoe mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The solution gives you, as a caregiver, access to the location of your loved one with the touch of a button; it will even tell you if the wearer is moving or standing still.
GPS Tracking: Tracking service for Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes is provided by GTX Corp., which uses T-Mobile’s wireless network. When you sign up for a monthly tracking plan with the company, text and email notifications are automatically delivered via T-Mobile and included under the monthly service plan.