A Japanese company called 'Yamanashi System Inn Nakagomi' recently launched a line of GPS-enabled shoes that can be used to help people keep track of elderly family members. With countries such as Japan dealing with a rapidly growing population of seniors, this new product demonstrates how IoT can be used to meet the needs of the elderly.
The footwear designed by Yamanashi System Inn Nakagomi consists of comfortable shoes equipped with a small GPS device in each heel. If the person wearing the shoes goes beyond the designated geo-fence perimeter, the device will send a warning message to caretakers and family members. The footwear is also able to send out an alert when the batteries are about to expire.
While the device can be use by anyone, the GPS-enabled footwear is particularly useful for Alzheimer’s patients who have a tendency to become confused and wander off unexpectedly.
These GPS-Enabled Shoes Help Families Keep Track of Elderly Family Members
1. Iot-enabled Footwear - Innovative footwear equipped with GPS that can help people keep track of the elderly, providing new business opportunities in healthcare.
2. Assistive Iot Technology - IoT-based assistive technology that helps elderly people with Alzheimer's and other mobility issues is a new industry that can benefit from further investment.
3. Smart Wearables - The development of GPS-enabled footwear is part of a larger trend towards smart wearables that have the potential to improve people's lives in care and health industries.
1. Healthcare - The potential for wearable IoT devices in healthcare industries, particularly for geriatric care, could promote disruptive innovation opportunities and investment.
2. Assistive Technologies - There is a growing demand for assistive IoT technologies that help elderly people, creating opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs and startups.
3. Wearable Technology - GPS-enabled footwear is just one of many wearable devices that can be developed to enhance care and wellbeing, leading to innovation opportunities in the wearables industry.