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GPS Smartsole is intended to be passive wearable tracking technology in a shoe insert to keep track of someone who wanders.
From the website: "GPS SmartSole® is a smartphone hidden and sealed in an insole. It uses the same GPS and cellular technology as your smartphone, is charged like your phone, and requires activation and a data service plan. Like your phone, it works cross country within cellular network covered areas. THE KEY ADVANTAGE: GPS SmartSole® is discreet, non-invasive and your loved one won’t forget to bring it with them or turn it on! GPS SmartSole® is automatically checking in with you every 10 minutes, for less than the cost of a few days care in a “lock-down” facility. Keeping them safe and independent at an affordable price- now that is peace of mind!"
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