Review: Technology - Aetrex GPS Shoes

The shoes are made by Aetrex, a leading manufacturer of orthotic and therapeutic shoes, and contain a GPS transmitter embedded in the base of the right heel. They track the user’s location, sending the information to a central monitoring station. If the unthinkable should happen, a carer can simply request a location update from the tracking company. Purchased online from the US, Australian buyers can register for the tracking system with Brisbane-based TrackingCentral when making their purchase.

Price: US$299.99 for shoes plus $US70 postage and handling/Australian tracking fee $44 per month.