AETREX NAVISTAR™ GPS SHOES for tracking Alzheimer’s sufferers now available in the UK and Ireland
Innovative GPS shoes help caregivers keep track of loved ones who are prone to wandering
TippToes is pleased to announce the release of the Navistar GPS Shoe in Ireland and the UK.
Aetrex Navistar ™GPS Shoes enable the wearer to be monitored remotely, there by helping to ensure their safety, providing peace of mind to their caregivers, and reducing the cost of remote oversight.
The orthopeadically correct shoes are embedded with a miniaturized proprietary module from GTX Corp, which contains the locator’s integrated GPS / Cellular chipset and the SIM card that is unique to each wearer. The GPS Shoes communicate via EE’s cellular network and sends location coordinates via a wireless data connection, similar to sending SMS messages on a cell phone. If the wearer of the GPS Shoes wanders outside of a pre-set location determined by the caregiver, an SMS or e -mail message will alert the caregiver instantly.
The Alzheimer’s Society in the U.K estimates there are 800,000 people in the UK and Ireland afflicted with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and are prone to wandering. Statistics show that if not found within the first 24 hours, over 50% may be found seriously harmed.
The GPS Shoes have been heralded by healthcare and technology authorities around the world and is featured in the “100 Most Important Inventions of Mankind” Exhibit in the National Museum of Science and Technology in Sweden. To date, caregivers who have used the Aetrex Navistar ™GPS Shoes are saying the following:
Sylvia Lett lived in fear every time her father, wandered away from home. “The Aetrex GPS Shoes that we purchased for our father is the best investment we have made. My father has always been a sharp dresser and he loved how the shoes looked. His exact response was these shoes look rather snappy. My father can still walk 5 miles a day on a nice day. The problem is he forgets how to get back and gets lost taking different ways. The shoes have made our lives 1000 times better. Just knowing he is safe now with the GPS shoes bring me to tears of gladness.”
“This is a simple solution to a growing problem. Other devices are either too complicated or tend to be rejected by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers, but the Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes have proven to be a more friendly and reliable means of keeping track of those who wander. As a result, Alzheimer’s sufferers who wear the Shoes are receiving better care and enjoying a more flexible lifestyle, while the cost of supervision they require is reduced. When you consider the spiralling costs of caring for the millions of Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers – over £23 billion – our GPS Shoes can free up precious resources to be used in other critical areas.” stated Andrew Duncan, GTX Corp’s head of International licensing and Board Director.
The Aetrex Navistar ™ GPS Shoes can make a major contribution to the worthy and socially beneficial goal of keeping seniors safe while prolonging their stay in their own homes.