Life is so complicated today that very many people would not be able to manage for a single day without their calendar. With that in mind, think about how the world will seem to a person who has difficulties structuring their daily life and remembering appointments.
That group of people can now turn to RemindMe – a new web-based calendar with reminders that can offer them independence and freedom in school, at work and in everyday life. In the project we are developing and testing a new digital tool that helps people plan their day-to-day life and remember activities.
RemindMe – an interactive, web-based reminder aid
RemindMe is a new and cost-effective digital tool that works on all mobile phones and offers interactive feedback. RemindMe has been developed for people who need help planning, structuring and carrying out important activities in their daily life.
Society’s expectations when it comes to planning and organising activities, and coordinating one’s timetable with others, are increasing. There is a growing demand for user-friendly, efficient, evidence-based digital tools and methods that facilitate daily life, from users and families as well as municipal and county council operations. Everyday support using technology offers considerable potential for individuals who need help structuring, remembering and carrying out activities, provided use of the technology becomes habitual and integrated with everyday life. Research aimed at developing support and aid in practical day-to-day situations, in order to improve life conditions for individuals needing support, needs to be developed as a complement to existing medical and pedagogic research within the field.
A component project of ICT
RemindMe has been developed for children and young people, but is also being tested for older people, and is a component project of the care research programme Supporting Self Care by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for older people with long term conditions.