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Japanese city of peace demented elderly with QR sticker

Japanese city of peace demented elderly with QR sticker

Elderly people with dementia in the Japanese city of Iruma can since this month is a sticker with a QR code on their nail. This means that they can be taken home if they are lost, and traced as they have missing touch.

The stickers are developed by a local technology company, reporting to various international media. The stickers measure one inch square, stay two weeks and be on the toe – or fingernail stuck.

In the QR-code is the identity number of the bearer, as well as the contact details of the town hall of the municipality where that person lives.

The population of Japan is ageing at an increasing pace. A quarter of the population is 65 years and older; in 2055 is expected to be 40 percent.

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