Sunday, January 27

U.S. & Canadian GPS Shoes Help Solve Wandering

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60% of people with Alzheimer's wander off at some point in time. One dignified solution is a GPS tracking shoe. The first tracking shoe was made by GTX. Learn about their latest "Smart Shoe" and where to find it.



(Editor's note: Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly is not affiliated in any way with GTX or any other company in this article.)

GTX Corp, a leader in GPS solutions, has announced that its award winning, patented GPS tracking "Smart Shoe" is now more easily available in Canada and the USA.

The shoes are known as the "Aetrex Navistar™ GPS Shoes", made under license by Aetrex Worldwide, a leader in comfort footwear.

In Canada, the shoe will be distributed by Safe Tracks GPS Solutions, Inc. ("Safe Tracks"), a GPS electronic monitoring and safety solution provider throughout Canada.

The Aetrex Navistar™ GPS Shoes, powered by GTX Corp, are going on sale in Canada this month through Safe Track's e-commerce Website, www.safetracksgps.ca. Further, Canada's largest GSM cell phone provider, with over 9.2 million users servicing 95% of Canada's population, will be the Canadian wireless provider for the GPS Shoes.

In the USA, the shoe will be distributed by BrickHouse Security, a premier supplier of safety and security solutions to consumers, business and law enforcement.

The shoes allow caregivers to pinpoint the elderly or those with special needs instantly, no matter where you are, via on-demand location updates and immediate notifications to any PC, Smartphone or tablet. The shoes are currently available for sale on BrickHouseSecurity.com.

Said Todd Morris , BrickHouse's CEO and founder, "I'm comforted to know that we can play our part and offer this potentially life-saving solution to millions of Americans who care for the elderly, Alzheimer's or dementia patients, or anyone with special needs."

Added Patrick Bertagna , CEO of GTX Corp, "BrickHouse brings complementary products and a parallel mission... I know that together we can help change the headlines from Senior Found Missing to Missing Senior Found."

"Combining the Smart Shoe with our easy-to-use, web-based software solution, will give end users an experience previously unavailable in the Canadian Marketplace. Safe Tracks is proud to offer this new solution to Canadians, especially for the Alzheimer's and Dementia demographics," stated Bob Aloisio Director of Business Development at Safe Tracks.

The patented GTX Corp technology in the Aetrex Navistar™ GPS Shoes enable wearers to be monitored remotely, there by helping to ensure their safety, providing peace of mind to their caregivers, and reducing the cost of more frequent human oversight. The GPS Shoes are embedded with a miniaturized proprietary module, which contains the locator's integrated GPS / Cellular chipset and the SIM card that is unique to each wearer.

The GPS Shoes communicate via the cellular network, and send 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 GPS Shoes have been heralded by healthcare and technology authorities around the world, and are featured in the "100 Most Important Inventions of Mankind" exhibit in the National Museum of Science and Technology in Sweden.

"The GPS Shoes are 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," stated Andrew Duncan , GTX Corp's head of International licensing.


MORE INFORMATION

About GTX Corp.
Known for its game-changing and award-winning patented GPS Smart Shoe, and its block buster Smartphone GPS Tracking Apps, the Company offers a robust enterprise GPS and cellular location platform that provides real-time tracking of the whereabouts of people, pets, vehicles and high valued assets.

The Company's core products and services are supported by GTX's extensive IP portfolio of issued patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copyrights, URLs and a library of software. In the past four years, the Company has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, The Doctors, Fox News, Discovery Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times, the LA Times, U.S.A. Today, the LA Business Journal and hundreds of other television, radio, magazine and news paper media outlets across the globe. GTX Corp has also been formally recognized and granted various awards by prestigious organizations, including receiving a special mention in a Google white paper (2008), receiving the People's Choice Award for most innovative connected device (2010), being nominated for the 100 Most Important Inventions of Mankind (2011), being exhibited in the Technology Museum of Sweden (2012), included in Entrepreneur Magazine's top 100 Brilliant Companies, and being identified by ABI Research as 'paving the way into the next billion dollar market.'

Online: http://www.gtxcorp.com- www.facebook.com/gtxcorp - www.twitter.com/gtxcorp

About Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.
Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex designs and manufactures therapeutic, casual, dress, sandal and athletic footwear for both men and women. Aetrex also developed iStep, the world's leading digital foot scanning technology, designed to accurately measure feet and determine foot type and pressure points. It is also renowned for its over-the-counter Lynco Orthotics, the world's #1 foot orthotic system. The New Jersey-based Corporation was recently named one of New Jersey's Top 100 Privately Held Companies and one of NJBIZ's Top 30 Manufacturing Companies. It has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations. For additional information, please visit www.aetrex.com.

About Safe Tracks
SafeTracks GPS Solutions was founded in 2009 with the mandate of increasing both public and personal safety and independence with the use of GPS and other Communications. SafeTracks has quickly become a leader in Canada in Offender Electronic Monitoring and Personal GPS Safety Systems for applications from Dementia to Work Alone Personal Safety. SafeTracks innovative thinking will ensure they are a leader of GPS based tracking devices as the industry evolves. Our current product line will allow us to penetrate this universal market quickly and efficiently. Our valued partners include the following high profile companies; Rogers Wireless, Northern 911 Emergency Monitoring Service and various software providers. SafeTracks GPS has built a reputation at being at the forefront of cutting edge technologies.

About BrickHouse Security
BrickHouse Security is a premier supplier of real-time GPS tracking, security and surveillance solutions to consumers and businesses of all sizes, including approximately half of the Fortune 500 and more than 500 local and national government agencies. The company also supplies solutions to the NYPD, the LA County Sheriff's Department and the FBI, among others. The company and its products have recently appeared on the CBS Early Show, NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America and CNN, and have been featured by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other news organizations. BrickHouse serves a diverse global client base and is headquartered in New York City, where it operates a retail showroom and its customer care center.
BrickHouseSecurity.com

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GTX Corp

5 comments :

  1. GPS enabled shoes is superior invention for wandering. Find the GPS tracking system in India to keep tracking.

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  2. That's very great news! It is really useful for people with some diseases or dissabilities to know where they are. IT is good for relatives and helps to assist them.

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  4. If we think about safety then GPS tracking devices is a must nowadays. I bought a gps tracking device for my grandpa two years ago. It still shows the correct position. Recently I bought a GPS Vehicle Tracking device and placed it under his car's dashboard without noticing him. He is in late 80's. That's why we need it badly.

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