This new app tries to help improve the quality of live for those that suffer from this terrible disease.
PictureMe, a smartphone app that turns your phone into a life camera, allowing for pictures to be taken every few seconds. Studies have been shown that this helps to offset memory loss, improving the quality of life for those with the disease.
Alzheimer is a neuro- degenerative disease, that affects one´s memory, thought, behavior and daily activities that many of us take for granted. This is due to the gradual loss of nervous system cells.
The ailment is most prevelant in those over 65, affecting over 37 million people today and given the general greying of the population, its estimated that in 2050 there will be over 115 millon people suffering from this dissease.
Although there is of yet no known cure, there are different ways to alleviate its impact.
The prestigious neuro-scientist and researcher (studied and worked in both Harvard and Cambridge) Facundo Manes, stresses that one of the most effective strategies for reducing cognitive deterioration, is to try to protect healthy neurons¨.
Following Infobyte´s strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, we have developed PictureMe, that instantly records photos for the wearer and allows them to review these photos at the end of the day or whenever they want. This is shown to reduce memory loss and protect neurons.
PictureMe is an Open Source app and can be obtained 100% free, for those with these disease or for a family member looking to help. The app will be available on the Google Play App store and all proceeds will be donated to the the NGO, Salud Activa (http://www.saludactiva.org.ar/), a not-for-profit working to improve the quality of life of those with dementia and alzheimers and works to improve awareness and treatment in the community.
The predecessor of PictureMe was Sensecam, a device with the same goal made by Microsoft and licensed to different businesses for its commercialisation with a price of over $400.
With the popularization of Smartphones, including having multiple cameras and the rapid imporvement of both the hardward and software of the devices it is not quite easy to have this tool with out spending a fortune. PictureMe is now an ideal ally in the fight against Alzheimers.
You can download the app as well the source code here:
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For more information, go to http://www.pictureme.ws/