Tuesday, February 06, 2007

GPS Shoes

MIAMI -- Isaac Daniel wants to put a chip in your sole.

He has developed a sneaker that includes a global positioning system tracking device that will help locate the wearer in case of an emergency.

The Miami-area engineer said he started thinking about such a GPS system when his 8-year-old son was mistakenly reported missing from school in 2002.

It turned to be just a case of miscommunication.

Now, his Quantum Satellite Technology sneaker is ready for market. But staying found doesn't come cheap.

The sneakers cost more than $325 a pair.

The 24-hour monitoring system is another $20 a month.

Right now, the GPS sneaks are only offered in adult sizes, but a kids' version should be available this summer.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.

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