It sure feels like anything that can have a GPS equipped into it these days, and apparently walking canes are no exception.
The walking canes with the built-in GPS have been dubbed 'The Aid' by Lithuanian concept designer Egle Ugintaite. The benefits of sticking a GPS tracker into a walking cane are numerous. Not only will it help the injured and elderly find their way around, it can also be an indispensable tool for finding someone who has been hurt or injured while on a walk. The walking canes are capable of alerting nearby emergency services in cases where they are needed. Considering how many stories one hears on the news about an elderly person spending hours or even days lost outside, this is one design that could potentially save lives.
Japanese company Fujitsu is working with Ugintaite about creating a commercially available model.
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