Authors: SNJEŽANA FIRŠT ROGALE, JELKA GERŠAK, DUBRAVKO ROGALE, ŽELJKO KNEZIĆ, SUZANA URAN, SINIŠA FAJT, DANIEL ČASAR VELIČAN, DAMIR BEGIĆ, SONJA ŠTERMAN, SIMON RAJH
Institution: Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu; Fakultet elektronike i računarstva Sveučilišta u Zagrebu; Fakulteta za strojništvo Univerze v Mariboru; Univerzitetni klinični center Maribor
web page: www.ttf.unizg.hr
Smart clothing for patients diagnosed with dementia serves as an everyday outfit with a reminder of the user’s daily routine. At a certain time during the day, the reminder reminds the patient of the need to perform a specific activity that they may or must perform at that point of time, such as personal hygiene, dressing, breakfast, medication, etc. Most of all, serve as a friend to a person with dementia or disease such as Alzheimer’s which characteristic property of the initial stage of the disease is characterized by short-term remembering. This type of clothing utilizes state-of-the-art communication systems and audio-visual components to appeal attention and textually display the activity which the person should perform. The reminder is made in advance, in cooperation with the doctor and caregiver of the ill person.
A diseased person diagnosed with dementia in the early stages of the disease has a special type of clothing that, while worn, reminds her to perform the daily routine of quality living. Innovation significantly enhances the quality and safety of the everyday life of a sick person when performing important activities that can be left out due to forgetfulness.
The invention is for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s-like illnesses, characterized by short-term memory characteristic of the initial stage of the disease.