The Memo Touch tablet is a computer device developed to aid elderly in their everyday lives.
The tablet was designed to aid those with memory loss issues. The device provides its owners with daily reminders such as medication times and upcoming doctor's appointments.
Family members will be able to assist the Memo Touch in helping their elderly loved ones stay up to speed on everything. They can add calendar events for social gatherings, important phone numbers and items on the tablet. The tablet also allows for photograph sharing and personalized messages from the owner's friends and family.
"Memo establishes an entirely new product category of memory assistants designed to reduce the confusion and loss of independence caused by memory impairment," said Merilee Griffin, Ph.D., president of Memo Touch. "Memo is your assistant that can be there when you can't, to remind your loved one of important tasks."
MemoTouch recently released a press release on the latest device: "Developed with the assistance of both clinical gerontologists and researchers, Memo is a solid solution for the problem of memory loss among the growing population of elders. Memo has been in test since January by real families experiencing the stress of caring for an elder with memory loss, and was enhanced with feedback from both elders and caregivers."
"Memo operates on an Archos 101 ten-inch screen tablet, with the Android operating system and 1024 x 600 resolution. It requires an Internet connection in the users' home, with a wireless router strongly recommended. The Memo program overrides existing software on the tablet so the elder cannot accidentally get lost in a maze of applications, menus, or out in cyberspace,” the statement continued.
The Memo Touch may not come with the most youthful features of other tablets, but it does keep the elderly in tune with their daily living.
The press release also revealed information on how to purchase a Memo Touch: "Memo is priced at $299 for the tablet plus $174 for a six-month subscription to the companion caregiver website ($300 for a 12-month subscription)."
"It can be ordered by visiting memotouch.com. Memo comes ready to go with a few clicks, along with recommendations for how to successfully introduce it into the home,” the press release added.