Don't forget it

    A tool for people with dementia to remember appointments

    Publication date: 01 February 2015

    The company “Don’t forget it!” (DFI) has asked Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences to investigate how to improve their product “Don’t forget it”. DFI is a tool for early-stage dementia patients to remember appointments. The tool helps these patients to remember their appointments in an accessible way and is available on a digital picture frame and tablet. The aim of the project is to increase the number of users of the DFI tool.


    The PMG project

    Second-year students (in PMG projects: multidisciplinary work on urban issues), performed a preliminary investigation and collected user experiences of clients and carers (especially occupational therapists) through interviews.

    The minor project

    Fourth-year students of the minor course Care Technology were asked the following question: "How can the number of users of DFI increase?". The usability, competition, functionality and benefits for the client were researched. Based on literature studies, surveys and (qualitative) interviews, recommendations for improvement of DFI were provided by means of a “proof of concept”.