Richmond’s Freedom Medical Robotics has launch two mobile phone applications — one that assists parents of young children and another that helps users with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The app for parents is designed for supervision. It can use GPS technology to let parents know where their children are, and can give the children themselves a route home to follow if they get lost.
The one for the disabled uses a system called “intelligence augmentation.” Connected to a computer network, the app can give simple information like time and date to help Alzheimer’s patients remain oriented in reality, but can also be used to help re-train patients who may no longer be able to accomplish tasks around the house. As well, it can keep patients on a schedule, so medication isn’t forgotten and neither is their location. The whole system is worn on the wrist, like a MedicAlert bracelet, and help can be called from the phone with one button.
For more information, visit Freedom Medical here.