Currently more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.
Dementia is currently the seventh leading cause of death among all diseases and one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people globally.
Benefits to the patient and their family
Studies show that triggering neurons with past memories can prevent the further progression of dementia. Displaying past photographs, asking the right questions, and visiting memorable places are some of the ways this can be accomplished. Nevertheless, due to their symptoms, dementia patients may often be restricted to one place.
Our technology can be used to provide an easy way to retrieve past memories via a chatbot, that could result in the slowing down of the degeneration of brain cells. Features such as an in-built photo album and FRS (facial recognition software) can help recognise family and friends, and memorable places could be triggered through Google Street View. The app will also help carers keep track of their patient through connected wearable devices to locate them, in case they've wondered away.*
*However, we do not have sufficient data or clinical research to prove that our app or any other forms of treatment are effective in late stage dementia.
Benefits to and healthcare professionals and carers
A comprehensive dashboard with linked Google Maps to monitor the movement of patients, with triggers set to identify patients crossing parameters
Ability for carers to monitor multiple patients at a time
Set reminders to provide meals and medication on time
Carers have access to the patient's family album for easy identification and patients' safety
Our technology can
Recognise facial expressions and asses their condition.
Interact with the patient using an AI chatbot.
Provide alert and reminders through wearable devices, even if the patient forgets their phone.
Provide alerts to the carer if the phone is disconnected from the wearable or mobile device, or has not been used for a while.
Connect to a VR headset and allow the patient to experience familiar places on Google Street View.