Social workers and caregivers can use our solutions to help identify lost individuals with special health
conditions, like Dementia or Alzheimers.
Assists in locating seniors who have wandered off or have gotten lost due to Dementia or Alzheimers.
Allows persons living with dementia to identify their relatives/contacts by pointing their mobile device
at the person.
A dedicated built in SOS button (within the app) is shared with multiple users with the patient’s
profile attached, in case they wander off (includes police and emergency services).
Allows the community to identify missing people in the crowd and notify loved ones (opt in basis).
Option to create two profiles for individuals. A ‘Safe Profile’ for everyday usage, and an ‘Emergency
Profile’ for extraordinary situations.
Why Are We Driven to Find a Solution?
In 2017, an estimated 50 million people worldwide were living with dementia. These numbers are set to double
every 20 years, and are set to reach 75 million by 2030 and over 131 million by mid century. Due to the
nature of the disease, around 70% of all diagnosed patients will wander (get lost). Hundreds of
organizations spend millions of dollars (statistically $414 billion) to educate staff, family members and
the general public on how to identify a ‘wandering person' and what to do next.
Together with Alzheimer UK International, FarFaces will help in amplifying awareness about this disease and
we will showcase how our technology is built as a solution not just for people living with dementia, but for
their caregivers and loved ones too! This is a joint effort and everyone’s help is needed, and we would
appreciate yours very much. Our mobile facial recognition solution will improve the everyday life of
Dementia and Alzheimers patients by making their life safer and simpler, and by giving a piece of mind to
their loved ones and their caregivers.
Healthcare Biometrics and Dementia
Great strides have been made in the world of Facial Recognition & Health Care, however the majority of
mobile applications on the market are only effective at close range (+/- 1.5 -2 meters/3-6 feet). This is
problematic, since people living with dementia don’t like to be approached and disturbed by strangers.
Over the past 2 years, we have developed a unique mobile technology that performs facial recognition at long
distance, +15 meters/49 feet. This allows users the ability to identify people from a distance without
direct interaction (opt in) without additional equipment. By downloading our application, any social worker,
doctor, caregiver or relative can turn their mobile device into a “Dementia Patient Assistance Device”.
Relatives can add the person living with dementia to a special database, indicating the ICE number and
provide information about other special conditions, such as blood type, allergies etc
Users can create a local private database of relatives of the person living with dementia, to help the
patient to recognize those relatives, providing their names and relations.
Our mobile application then allows caregivers, social workers, and doctors to identify a wandering
person from a distance to determine whether they are in a safe condition and area to wander. They can
access relevant special instructions or conditions and if necessary will be able to utilize the
patient’s ICE number.
We believe that we have developed a solution that will have a positive effect in the lives of people
living with dementia and their loved ones and caregivers.