A City In Japan is Using A QR Code To Track Dementia Patient

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Iruma, a city of Japan, is distributing this 1cm (0.4in) square stickers as a free service, to help elderly dementia sufferers to reunite with their family members when they go missing. According to the Iruma welfare office, this small barcode contains sufficient personal information (e.g. address, telephone number and a unique identity number) to help the police to help the dementia sufferer return home.

The stickers are water-proof and remain attached for two weeks averagely. It also has a great advantage — although there are ID stickers for clothes or shoes, dementia patients are not always wearing those items.

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Reference: https://internetofbusiness.com/japan-dementia-qr-codes/

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