Tracking devices use satellite technology (GPS) to help trace someone who has got lost. Technology for safer walking has the potential to offer benefits to people with dementia and their carers in specific circumstances. But practical and ethical issues, and the concerns of people with dementia and their carers, have yet to be fully addressed.

For more information, see Factsheet 437, Assistive technology - devices to help with everyday living and the Society's position statement on Safer walking technology.