A GPS shoes seems like an unnecessary piece of equipment for the average person. With phones and cars having built-in GPS nowadays, it's unlikely that people would want yet another piece of tech tracking their movements. That is unless the person using these GPS shoes is affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a vicious disease that robs people of their memories. The amount of people affected by Alzheimer's and dementia is set to double by 2030, so having a plan set up to help with that problem will be helpful. The shoe soles, designed by Aetrex, will work by alerting a caregiver whenever the user wanders outside of an area set by the caregiver. This will allow loved ones to keep a close eye on the affected person.