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Old 09-30-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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Here's a wonderful use of modern tech!


Someone has devised an app that can be used to help people with dementia or learning disabilities to be more independent. Near-field communication tags are stuck on objects (for example a kettle) and they trigger a "How Do I" video on your android phone or tablet.

Now Ikea is thinking about adopting it for their flat pack furniture, which even people of normal intelligence find difficult to assemble. There's no knowing how far this idea could go.
http://www.nfchelpsme.com/how-does-it-work
 
Old 09-30-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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Essentially this IS the Information Age where Instant Backstory is gathering like an avalanche. You are spot on that there is no knowing how far this could, and probably will, go. It not only applies to household items and furniture but to people. Doctors, Lawyers and Indian Chiefs all would love to have people so tagged and it's prospect is so huge for both good and ill that the likelihood is very high that we've only begun to see the early stages of such technology. Thank you for the link.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:00 AM   #3
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Someone has devised an app that can be used to help people with dementia or learning disabilities to be more independent. Near-field communication tags are stuck on objects (for example a kettle) and they trigger a "How Do I" video on your android phone or tablet.
I rather suspect that if the use of a kettle or other household item is past them then the use of a mobile phone or tablet is going to be well out of their ability.
It maybe an interesting idea for normal people with the flatpacks etc. , but it is targetting the wrong people with dementia!!
 
Old 10-03-2017, 09:20 AM   #4
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I rather suspect that if the use of a kettle or other household item is past them then the use of a mobile phone or tablet is going to be well out of their ability.
I have to agree with that one. First, one with dementia will have to remember where they put their phone and then how to turn it on and get past the locked screen.
It will work for those who have slight memory problems, but someone with full blown dementia most likely not.

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