Independent Concepts Announces Jogger System Price ReductionBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 30, No. 2, p. 36
Publication Date: June/July 2011
News article features the Jogger system, a small, wearable prompting device for individuals with short term memory impairment. The Jogger presents tasks and prompts user needs, records the user’s response to the tasks and prompts, and then transmits the results to the user’s caregiver or therapist. The system consists of a commercially available personal digital assistant (PDA) and two software modules. The management software module resides on the Internet and the patient software module is installed on the PDA. The therapist or caregiver enters tasks through the management software and downloads them to the patient through the Internet. The PDA will prompt the patient of an impending task through one or more modalities: voice, flashing light and/or LED readout. The Jogger can assist the user by providing the steps needed to perform tasks, offering directions and transportation information for traveling, and issuing reminders to take medication. The system was developed under a National Institutes of Health grant and designed and tested in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital. According to the article, the Jogger was reduced in price by its maker, Independent Concepts, to about 1,200 dollars, and a 300 dollar discount is available to organizations.
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