Monitoring Loved Ones

10.27.11 | Jeremy Miller

For those with loved ones suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease will soon have a new way to keep track of them if they wander off.  The Agence France Press reports that shoes with built-in GPS tracking devices are expected to hit the U.S. market this month.  Manufacturer GTX Corporation says the shoes will sell for around 300 dollars a pair and will include a monitoring service able to locate lost seniors.  The GPS is hidden in the shoe's heel.  It's hoped that the device can help locate lost seniors before they suffer from dehydration, exposure or injury.