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Boy creates QR code to trace missing elderly people with memory problems


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The boy, Thanadol Wangwijit, admitted that, as a child, he would occasionally get separated from his parents and went to an adult to seek help.

 

That's alright then what could possibly go wrong 🤔

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25 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Great idea, until their altzhiemers makes them forget to put their scan code on

That's why I suggested the tattoo!   55

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14 hours ago, KannikaP said:

But does the 'oldie' have to have a phone?

Yes, or how would qr code work right? Trying not to be the cynic here, but if the oldie forgets the phone they’re fukt… or am I missing something?

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40 minutes ago, daveAustin said:

Yes, or how would qr code work right? Trying not to be the cynic here, but if the oldie forgets the phone they’re fukt… or am I missing something?

These days ANYONE who forgets their phone is up the proverbial Swannee.

As suggested in an earlier reply, a tag on the arm or leg with the code could be used.

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Congratulations to the student for his concern and trying to find a solution.  
At least he is doing something positive in his life.  More than I can say about some adults. 

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2 hours ago, daveAustin said:

Yes, or how would qr code work right? Trying not to be the cynic here, but if the oldie forgets the phone they’re fukt… or am I missing something?

In the OP photo the QR code is printed on the old lady's shirt. In the linked article there is mention of a wristband.

So I guess the idea is that someone finding a lost and confused person scans their QR code and receives instructions. No need for the oldie to have a phone at all.

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18 hours ago, KannikaP said:

But does the 'oldie' have to have a phone?

The issue with this form of dementia is that folks, eventually, don't even know what a phone is, let alone hold a knowing to carry one. A barcode however can be worn as a fob, a wrist bracelet (like diabetes and allergy sufferers do), a necklace, or printed or stuck onto clothing. 

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We should all get a code on our girlfriends when they go up to the village, visiting mom and dad and brothers and i suggest a "build in" spycam and heat detector and hormone surveyor.

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Electronic device needed. Since very long time, you can trace by phone where a person is. But you need the phones and approvals

And someone with Alzheimer doesnt think about taking phone with them.

 

Qr code, you need phone, app to give info and then besides it has to be

stored somewhere on the person. Yha ok bracelet, but still the same again, you need a scanner and it seems there are only 12 qr codes?

Qr code and app should give info of adres and need to be stored.

Who is who then with only 12 codes?

 

For a pet you have cocoons which contain info, written and connected to collar. Also inventor had a note with phone numbers in his pocket. 

So have a nice necklace with such a cocoon, giving info direct.

 

 

 

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On 5/27/2022 at 5:57 PM, KannikaP said:

But does the 'oldie' have to have a phone?

Be the first one on your block to have it tattooed.

It seems to have worked in the past.

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