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I FOUND A WEBSITE ABOUT A DEVICE CALLED THE GIRAFF. NO IT'S NOT THE ANIMAL, BUT A ROBOT THAT STANDS ABOUT THREE FEET TALL. GO HERE TO CHECK IT OUT:
IT WAS DEVELOPED AS PART OF THE EUROPEAN UNION REMODEM PROJECT. GO HERE TO CHECK IT OUT:
BASICALLY THE REMODEM PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO COME UP WITH EFFICIENT WAYS TO GET HEALTH CARE TO THOSE IN REMOTE REGIONS. IT'S REALLY TARGETED AT THOSE WITH DEMENTIA. THE REMODEM PROJECT PLANS TO DEVELOP AND TEST AN INTEGRATE SERVICE PACKAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA LIVING IN REMOTE RURAL COMMUNITIES. IT ALLOWS AND SUPPORTS THEM TO CONTINUE LIVING IN THEIR CURRENT HOMES AND POSTPONES THEIR PLACEMENT INTO INSTITUTIONAL CARE.
BACK TO THE GIRAFF. IT'S LIKE A STAND ABOUT THREE FEET TALL WITH A MONITOR ON TOP. THE CAREGIVER OF SOMEONE CAN CALL THE NUMBER OF THE PERSON WITH DEMENTIA AND THE CALLER'S FACE APPEARS ON THE SCREEN SO THEY CAN TALK TO THEIR RELATIVE WITH DEMENTIA. IT ALSO ALLOWS THE CALLER TO CONTROL GIRAFF'S MOVEMENTS SO IT CAN MANEUVER THROUGHOUT THE HOME TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S OKAY.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PRETTY COOL DEAL AND WANTED TO PASS IT ALONG.