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Wandering Redirect System

What is it?
The system discourages individuals from wandering at inappropriate times.The Wandering Redirect System uses a strategically placed computer tablet to reinforce the time of day for individuals with dementia. The system uses a proximity sensor to detect movement, and can deliver personalized audio, video or text messages to discourage people from wandering out of their homes at night or other inappropriate times. During the day, the system can be configured to display a calendar of events, including audio reminders of the day’s tasks and appointments.

 

Key features

  • recordable custom video message
  • highly simplified calendar with text to speech
  • proximity detector triggers text, audio or video message
  • no Internet connection required for the wandering redirect component

 

The highly simplified display helps reinforce the time of day for individuals with dementia.

Who is it for?
This device is for individuals with dementia who are at risk of wandering at night or losing track of the time of day. By reducing occurrences of night-time wandering, the system can increase safety and independence, alleviate family members’ concerns, reduce the need for overnight home support and help people remain in their homes longer.

 

 

 

 

Searchable tags:

cognitive, independence, home, wander

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