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Ubuntu-Powered Device Helps The Elderly

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 6 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The guys at LinuxDevices.com have up a story on a Linux-based touch-panel device targeting elderly homecare. This product — that is named Blue Heron Network Reside@HOME — consists of a touch-based computer that at its heart runs Ubuntu Linux. This Ubuntu Linux device is controlled by the family and other caregivers where they can upload messages, pictures, and notes to guide the care receiver through their day-to-day tasks. The caregivers are able to interface with this Ubuntu box through a web-based control panel. From the article, "The goal of Reside@Home is to provide long-term independence and care for those with diminished cognitive ability, while also meeting the needs of busy unpaid care providers, says Michael Larabel, Director of Software Development at Blue Heron Network. "The system is very beneficial in keeping those with early stages of Alzheimer's and other neuro-degenerative conditions independent for as long as possible, while maintaining their traditional lifestyle and enhancing the quality of their lives," said Larabel in an email.""

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