Talk about innovative technology! New shoes with built-in GPS devices will go on sale this month to help track dementia patients who wander off and get lost A monitoring service can be set up to locate the “wandering’” individual suffering from dementia. Caretakers can download a smartphone app that allows them to track the person wearing the shoes. This technology could help individuals suffering from dementia to stay in their homes and live autonomously for longer periods of time. Family members can even map out a ‘safe zone’ in which the individual suffering from dementia is free to walk without triggering worry. When the individual wanders out of the safe zone, the GPS shoes will trigger an alert.