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Technology testing opportunities

CanAssist often requires people to test new technology prototypes and provide feedback on their effectiveness. This testing is done on a voluntary basis and there is no cost. In most cases, families testing a technology can continue to use the solution for as long as it continues to be useful.


Current technology testing opportunities

Technology name
Technology description
Timeframe
Contact about testing
Phone-In Monitoring System
An unobtrusive system that lets caregivers learn about their vulnerable loved one's movements while the person is home alone. Using small motion sensors placed around the home, caregivers can call from any location to receive automated information about the person's activities.
Testing to begin by
Mar. 31, 2017
Paul Green
Product Manager

Wandering Redirect System
This system includes computer tablets with customized messages that discourage people with dementia from wandering out of their homes at night or other inappropriate times. Motion detectors, activated by the person with dementia, set off a video message from a family member.
Testing to begin by
Mar. 31, 2017
Paul Green
Product Manager
Simplified TV Remote Control

This remote control can have as few as two buttons or be expanded to include six buttons for additional features, depending on the user's abilities. The remote uses radio transmission rather than infrared beam so it doesn't have to be aimed directly at the TV in order to work.*

Testing to begin by
Mar. 31, 2017
Paul Green
Product Manager

Please check back, as the list of technology testing opportunities changes over time.

* NOTE: The following Shaw Cable box models are fully compatible with CanAssist's Simplified TV Remote Control: DCT700, DCT3416 and DCT6416. Other models may work with reduced features.

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