Samsung's Memory Recaller Helps Alzheimer Patients Cope with Memory Loss

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 16, 2015
References: samsung & creativecriminals
Working with dementia specialists at the Praram9 Hospital, Samsung developed the Memory Recaller, an app designed to assist Alzheimer patients with memory loss.

The app is designed to help jog their memories for particular people and activities, reducing feelings of confusion and isolation. The app is essentially like a contact book, which lets a user plug in a photo of a person, as well as key in their name and their relationship to them. Then, the next time a person with Alzheimer using this app comes face-to-face with someone logged in their app, facial recognition will pick up on who they are and audio cues will supply more information.

Since a loss of independence is part of old age and dealing with diseases, this app provides a discreet way for someone suffering from Alzheimer to take back control of their lives.