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Satnav system helps elderly find their way around care home

Satnav system helps elderly find their way around care home
5th March 2008

Experts from the Netherlands have created a gadget designed to help more forgetful individuals remember where they are going.

Aimed at elderly people, the device can be attached to zimmer frames and uses a satellite navigation system to prompt people as to what direction they need to head in.

It was originally designed for residents of the Betuweland nursing centre in the Dutch village of Bemmel and is meant for indoor use.

The gadget boasts a simple design so that even technophobes can benefit from it.

Just five buttons are featured on the computer screen, each bearing a symbol such as toilet or cup of coffee.

The inventors explained that after pressing a button the machine will guide its user to their required destination.

This new device is the latest technological invention aimed at the elderly.

It was recently reported that a robotic dog can offer mental stimulation and rehabilitation benefits to care home residents.

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