Senior Screen Saver

The elderly often get things wrong, from parking a car to Murder She Wrote. However, we do love them so and want to keep them around for as long as possible. With that in mind, the creators of the “Health Guard” concept for NOKIA believe that the best way to keep them around is to track their every movement (pun intended.) By monitoring (via RFID tags) what they consume; from expired foods, medicine, possible allergens and nutritional info., this easy to read and use information pad hopes to be a vital tool for the upcoming explosion of elderly Baby Boomers. This two-piece monitoring station attaches to any refrigerator and features a detachable RFID reader for trips to the local market, as well as a touch display base with easy to recognize universal icons. Other features include a memo pad and voice recorder for leaving really long messages that will probably be ignored. Conceived by Marcela Kawka and Izabela Cichecka, we are glad they omitted the auto-dial-your-kids-till-they-answer-the-damn-phone feature.

Designer: Marcela Kawka & Izabela Cichecka

21 Comments

  • ESAGUIL says:

    Where can I buy one ??

  • The Chad says:

    that reminds me a little too much of the technology in Idiocracy. people will use their own brains less when these machines think for them.

  • Kendra says:

    Don’t think of it in terms of grandparents, but your parents.

    Adult onset of Alzheimer’s is becoming a reality.

    • Brennan says:

      And what causes Alzheimer’s?

      Relying on machines instead of your own increasingly lazy brain.

      As Chad mentions above, we are literally enabling alzheimer’s to happen with designs like these that have the best intentions, but make it simply to easy for us.

      The brain is like a muscle, if we don’t use it, we lose it.

      Thank you Kendra and Chad, for making excellent points.

  • Oneobuyan says:

    I think the Care giver can benefit most from this. My grandparents are 78 & 73 years old, their sick twice a month, I can’t even keep up with the different medications they receive constantly, keeps changing rapidly, so i think this can be very handy indeed.

  • SUE says:

    Now I’m thinking how to embody this design product in terms of technology………………………………………….

    RFID READER TAG oh.. it’s bothering me.

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