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locators for eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Allan Adler, Apr 9, 2006.

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  1. Allan Adler

    Allan Adler Guest

    I know someone whose husband has dementia but is reasonably highly
    functioning, e.g. he can read with reading glasses. Unfortunately,
    he is constantly losing his glasses and hearing aids because he
    puts them down when outside the home and then forgets about them.
    It is very expensive to keep replacing them.

    I know that there are things called "locators" that help people
    remember where they put their keys and I know that people routinely
    ask their cars to tell them where they parked the car. So, I'm wondering
    what kinds of devices might be available to help people remember where
    they put their glasses and hearing aids. The ones at Radio Shack for
    keys are much too big for this purpose.

    In this husband's case, the device wouldn't be used by him but by his
    wife, so she can make sure the glasses and hearing aid haven't been
    left behind before they leave any location. For glasses, this seems like
    it should be reasonably easy. In the case of the hearing aid, a loud noise
    emitted by the device is probably not a good idea, but maybe it could be
    smart enough to figure out whether it is in the ear and to emit light in
    that case, and only to emit noise when it is outside the ear.

    If you know of such devices that would work with glasses and hearing aids,
    please let me know.
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