My Way Finder Wireless Way-Finding Devices for Wanderers
DESCRIPTION (Applicant's Abstract): This project will determine the feasibility
of integrating existing wearable monitoring devices with a new innovative
Internet technology that combines wireless capabilities and global positioning
system. The combination of these technologies would result in a prototype
wireless way-finding monitor, My Way Finder, targeted for the elderly who are
inflicted with DAT (Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type).
Seniors that exhibit wandering behaviors and need assistance with spatial
information such as navigating or finding their way back home would use the
resulting device. For seniors with early to middle stage dementia, the device
would improve safety, help to increase the senior's independence and enhance
the quality of life. In addition, this device could potentially decrease
caregiver burdens and stress, so that the device supports the caregiver as well
as the person with DAT.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
The potential market for health monitors for people with dementia of the Alzheimer's Type
is immense. The populations we are targeting are large and touch more than 3 million
households in the country. We are targeting the elder health market, which is expected
to grow rapidly until 2030.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Sonny E. Kirkley
INFORMATION IN PLACE, INC.
501 W MORTON ST, STE 224 BLOOMINGTON, IN 47404
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