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QR code stickers to track missing elderly
 

QR code stickers to track missing elderly

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In an ageing population, the elderly are regularly at risk of wandering away from home or going missing. Japan has a novel approach of using small stickers that can be scanned by a smartphone app to alert authorities.
 
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28 Dec 2016 - General
 
Such a simple but ingenious way to prevent the elderly from going missing! Such a method should also be adapted in nursing homes and in facilities who offer long-term elderly care. Also, a more permanent sticker could be developed, as these only last...
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The QR code concept is interesting due to its small size, and the fact that it will be tagged to an individual until it falls off. It is definitely useful in tracking down dementia patients who may have forgotten their way home. I do know of RFID tag...
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Many advancements are made in the field of healthcare technology and such devices like the QR code stickers are an example of the nanotechnology developments. The senile population may face a hard time, in regards to getting home back if they get los...
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This is a crafty way of taking advantage of technology in order to ensure safety of elderly when wandering alone. It would be more detrimental for their cognitive health if we force the elderly to stay inside the house. Good thing that there is an ap...
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This is a interesting idea which has been brewing for a long time. It equivalent has been used in pets for a long time. It would have great utility in patients with dementia who may get lost at times. The article does not put a strong case for the us...
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Technology has been always a great asset to the medical field. It has facilitated to great extent the recognition and tracking of patients inside hospitals through different systems of tagging. The article mentioned an extended use of coding technolo...
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