- GPS SmartSole® selected by George Mason University for groundbreaking study to link movement patterns of dementia patients with progression of disease
- GTX Corp’s flagship GPS SmartSole® and tracking technology were developed specifically to track people with cognitive disorders at risk of wandering
- More than 60 percent of people with dementia will wander, creating a stressful and potentially dangerous situation; Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia afflict about 5.7 million Americans, with nearly 80 percent of those patients being cared for at home by a family member
GTX Corp (OTC: GTXO), a pioneer in the field of wearable GPS human and asset tracking systems and wandering assistive technology, has partnered with George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services (“Mason”) in an important study using the company’s flagship GPS SmartSole® and tracking technology platform (http://nnw.fm/4MohI). The patented GPS SmartSole® is a non-visible GPS tracking device designed to monitor the location of people afflicted with cognitive memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and traumatic brain injury (TBI), who have a tendency to get lost or wander.
The study, funded through a grant from the Alzheimer’s & Related Disease Research Award Fund, aims to track the progression of Alzheimer’s dementia (“AD”) in patients as it relates to their movement patterns, the news release states. Specifically, the study explores the…
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