WATERLOO, ON - (December 15, 2017) - Emmetros Limited, a leader in inclusive software design, today announced an updated version of MemorySparx One which includes enhanced features and transitions the product to a membership service model. MemorySparx One is a mobile memory aid for people living with memory loss including early to-mid-stage Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. It is the first product in a suite of tools to help individuals maintain their independence and quality of life.
"The enhancements featured in the MemorySparx One update are a direct result of our commitment to involving those who are living with dementia in the design and development of MemorySparx One to ensure it is a product that will meet their changing needs,” said Mary Pat Hinton, CEO, Emmetros. “By running MemorySparx One on secure servers and transitioning users to a membership model, we are laying the groundwork for future access for family members and care partners to ensure all have important information for ongoing support and care.”
New in this version of MemorySparx One
View memories from previous days. Users can now easily scroll back through past appointments, social events and day-to-day activities in the My Day section of the app. Early MemorySparx users had indicated that in addition to being able to see planned activities for the day ahead, that it was very helpful to access past activity for memory recall.
Secure backup and multi-device sign in. Content added to the app is now stored locally and also backed up on secure MemorySparx servers. Users can sign into MemorySparx One from more than one iPad and see their changes reflected on both devices.
30 day free trial. Users can now try MemorySparx One free for 30 days. No credit card is required. Users can take advantage of the full product and will have access to support during their trial.
New membership pricing. MemorySparx One is transitioning from a one-time price to a monthly membership price of $10.00 USD per month. The price drops to $9.00 USD per month for a 6-month membership, or $8.00 USD per month for an annual membership.
MemorySparx One is designed to increase independence, while reducing reliance on companions and care partners. People with memory challenges can access information that’s important to them whenever and wherever they need it – for example at a doctor’s office, in a social setting, or at home. Having quick access to this information enables individuals to prepare for social interactions and communicate with confidence.
With MemorySparx One users can:
Easily add and update content using intuitive templates designed with the unique needs of people with dementia in mind.
Store personal details, captioned photos, audio recordings, and personal health information all in one easy-to-access tool.
Access information that's important to them whenever and wherever they need it - at a doctor's office, a social engagement, or a special event.
Keep track of health history, medications, and changes to mood or behaviour so they can speak for themselves at appointments with care professionals.
The MemorySparx One app for iPad can be downloaded from iTunes. For more information about MemorySparx, please visit www.memorysparx.com.
Founded in 2014, Emmetros Limited helps people with cognitive impairments live independently and with dignity through software product development, research projects, volunteer work and corporate, community, and academic partnerships. MemorySparx One is the first in a suite of mobile tools that is being developed to support individuals living with dementia and their families. Visit www.emmetros.com to learn more.
About MemorySparx One
MemorySparx One is a mobile memory aid for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia to help maintain their independence and quality of life. MemorySparx One is thoroughly tested by and developed to meet the needs of individuals living with early to mid-stage dementia. The MemorySparx One app is available in English for iPads from iTunes. For more information, please visit www.memorysparx.com.
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