Its in the GPS Shoes … Gimmick … or Effective GPS Gadget?
Quantum Satellite Technology and the brain child of Isaac Daniel will be putting out next month a line of adult GPS shoes ranging in price from $325 to $350. A children’s line will be offered this summer. The purpose of the shoe is to locate the wearer; “It promises to locate the wearer anywhere in the world with the press of a button”. A question arises, what happens if the wearer can’t push the button?
It’s the latest implementation of satellite-based navigation into everyday life – technology that can be found in everything from cell phones that help keep kids away from sexual predators to fitness watches that track heart rate and distance. Shoes aren’t as easy to lose, unlike phones, watches and bracelets.
The sneakers work when the wearer presses a button on the shoe to activate the GPS. A wireless alert detailing the location is sent to a 24-hour monitoring service that costs an additional $19.95 a month. (AP)
They claim that the shoe is not meant for “non-emergencies.”
… like to find out if a teen is really at the library or a spouse is really on a business trip. If authorities are called and it is not an emergency, the wearer will incur all law enforcement costs, Daniel said.
In theory, this is a great idea. Any idea to keep children safe or find missing children or adults. However, with this type of technology out there wouldn’t the sexual predators know it exists too? I could see the very first thing a sexual predator does is takes a child’s shoes off and throws them in the garbage or along the road side. A micro-chip on or in any article of clothing can be rendered useless by removing the article of clothing. The criminal mind knows these things.
Posted February 9, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
Child Welfare, Islamofascist, Technology, Toys | 4 comments
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I could see this working for Alzhiemer patients who leave a certain area. But for children it is probably way to invasive.
Parents worry about children going missing, but they do not live in perpetual fear of it.
And there is a fine if you use it to see if Suzie is at her frinds house and not at the movies with her boyfriend.
Dumb idea. I hope nobody’s wasting a lotta brain power on this concept. It only makes sense to find shoes if somebody is IN THEM. It makes far more sense to use the microchip technology that is already in use with pets. Tweek the microchip so it could use GPS technology and then implant the device just like the vet does. It doesn’t even involve surgery.
i think its a good idea for alzheimers patients’ safety, but i just dont see a 70 year old man wearing them…