Peter Sin Guili, a product design student at LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, tells Medgadget that he has developed an idea for a personal assistance device to help people suffering from dementia, which can help with communication, memorizing events in one’s life, and keeping tabs on important to-do’s and objects that need to be kept in mind.
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MEMENTO Memory LifeBook is designed as a “wearable mobile product solution” to serve as a multi-faceted holistic mobile memory aid device as well as providing a security safeguard for elderly individuals with mild-to-moderate dementia. The User-Centered design approach and ergonomic studies are undertaken to devise a product which is effective and meeting the needs and concerns of the target users.
The product aims to allow the elderly demented users manage their lives more effectively and efficiently by providing them with the confidence and ability to carry on their day-to-day living independently as normal as possible and for as long as possible by rendering cognitive assistance in various spheres: e.g. maintaining contacts, reminiscence, effecting everyday routine tasks, keeping track of appointments, and keeping close to medication routines among others.