outminderLogoOutminder is designed to support people with long term care needs through reminders and alarms set on their smartphone or tablet.
The app allows users with memory problems (such as those recovering from a stroke, or older people with dementia) to create medication reminders, to-do lists, appointments and journeys that can be planned into the phone and tracked using GPS.
If a time or milestone is missed, Outminder will feed through reminders and help to re-plan or re-schedule, adding online information on routes, or phone numbers to help. The user’s location and activities are kept private until they request help, at which point a family member or professional care team with access to Outminder can be contacted.
The prototype was completed in 2012 and small scale trials have been taking place funded by the Small Business Research Initiative. Pintrack, who makes Outminer, is one of five companies sharing £1.5m from NHS Midlands and East to develop innovations for long term conditions.

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