Granny Pods and More Technology for Aging in Place

- 2012-10-09T17:00:48Z

Photograph by Todd Korol

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Walking Shoes That Spy on Grandma

These walking shoes have a GPS transmitter and receiver embedded in the right heel. Caregivers go online to create a virtual fence -- a zone around the person's residence -- and pay the shoe's maker, Aetrex Worldwide, to receive alerts when the wearer leaves the area.