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MAR 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Va. professor champions shoes with GPS tracking

(AP) — Andrew Carle, an assistant professor at George Mason University and a consultant on senior housing issues, is always looking for new technology to improve the lives of the elderly. [...] when he came across a shoe in 2007 with a Global Positioning System device embedded in the sole — an innovation aimed at parents concerned about their kids disappearing — he had an idea. By late 2011, a new GPS-equipped shoe was ready for people with a variety of cognitive disorders, including traumatic brain injury and autism. Carle is also reaching out to veterans groups, some of whose members ... Read More

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