Alzheimer Empathy collection ( ADS-mirror and Empathic coffee cup):
As a product designer and nurse assistant Gerjanne van Gink developed the Alzheimer Empathy Products. This collection is designed to help people with Alzheimer diseases keeping control of their own lives, by using smart products in an empathetic way.
One of these products is the ADS-mirror.
The ADS-mirror is a product which supports the daily life structure of people with Alzheimer disease. When the user is using the toothbrush he/she is supported by viewing a tutorial in the mirror. In healthcare this is called mirroring, to demonstrate certain acts. The mirror supports brushing teeth, washing the face or combing hair.
AlzAlzheimer Empathy Collection – ADS-mirror
Gerjanne van Gink’s ADS-mirror is a product that offers emphatic forms of support in the day to day routines of people with Alzheimer’s disease. When the user picks up the toothbrush, he or she will see a tutorial in or right alongside the mirror. In healthcare this is called ‘mirroring’, the demonstration of an act. The mirror supports users with tooth brushing, washing or combing their hair.