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GTX begins testing SmartSoles for senior healthcare market

April 15, 2021  - By

GPS SmartSole GTX

GTX Corp will begin testing its new Cat M1 LTE SmartSoles across North America, Europe and Australia, and will begin the regulatory certification process for FCC/IC and CE.

The following week will begin the device network certification with Verizon, which will be providing the cellular connectivity for the North American market. GTX will also be testing with Orange and Telefonica for connectivity in Europe and Australia.

“With over 200 back orders and increasing demand every day, we intend to begin production as soon as we complete testing and certification, expected sometime next month, and then immediately start fulfilling all pre-orders and backorders first,” said Andrew Duncan, GTX Corp. director.

The patented and award-winning GPS SmartSoles were designed to address Alzheimer’s and autism challenges, where those diagnosed are at risk of wandering and becoming lost. Wandering is a safety issue with far-reaching implications for the person with the disease, their caregiver, law enforcement and healthcare providers.

GPS SmartSoles are placed in the wearer’s shoes. They contain a Nordic Cat M1 LTE GPS module connected through cellular networks that send a GPS location to the GTX central monitoring website and app. GTX is also upgrading its tracking app both for iOS and Android.

The SmartSoles can also be used by people at risk of kidnapping, such as government employees, journalists and corporate executives. SmartSoles come in three trim-to-fit sizes for men, women, and children, are water resistant, include an inductive charging pad, and are assembled in Rhode Island.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.