Elderly people who start to develop the initial symptoms of Alzheimer’s or senile dementia have huge problems with disorientation, and those who suffer from this disease are progressively losing the ability to orient themselves, whether it’s in time or spatial orientation.
People with Alzheimer’s will start feeling lost even in their own house, and they can feel very disordered and uncomfortable wherever they are. What’s worst is that they can enter a state of constant anxiety, and it’s very hard to stop it.
The state of confusion can often lead to people with Alzheimer’s walking away from their homes without even realizing it, and people that have family members suffering from this disease know how awful this situation is.
This was the reason one Japanese company was crated a GPS device that can be added to the shoes of the elderly person, especially if they’re suffering from Alzheimer’s. Every time the person puts on their shoes and leaves the home, the GPS will be able to track them down no matter how far they’ve reached, so you will never have to worry about your elderly family member losing themselves.
The product has been created by the company called Wish Hills, and they hope to help the elderly people that suffer from Alzheimer’s or senile dementia.
The tracker works in a way that it sends a notification to a smartphone (belonging to a family member), so the elderly person can be easily located using a map.
To add to that, the GPS device will send a notification once the elderly person has moved for 50m, 100m, or 500m from their house.
The GPS shoes are currently only sold in Japan, though, and they sell for about $300.