Ruaridh Thornton

Fenestra
Fenestra is a personalised reminiscence device for people suffering from dementia. Current research indicates that listening to music significant to the individual and looking through photographs of past events can have a positive impact on the behavioral symptoms of the disease. Images are displayed through the LCD screen and loaded on to the device through a USB key or connected network. User interaction is minimal and intuitive; push switches turn on the LCD screen and music player and an LED light indicates when each is operational. The main aim of the product is to help people with dementia reconnect on a social level with family, friends and act as a non-pharmacological intervention to the behavioral symptoms of the disease.