On May 18, 2023, the Long-Term Care in Practice conference was held in Opole under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Health. The event was attended by nearly 240 specialists representing professions such as nurses, physicians, health care workers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical personnel involved in palliative and long-term care. 

For us at eSticky, it was another opportunity to introduce the project to professionals in the field. 

eSticky: the digital post-it note that helps you gain new perspectives 

Older people are bearers of wisdom and experience, but also keepers of memory and memories related to history and family. However, the phenomenon of aging is also inevitably linked to loss of function and gradual deterioration of memory. In fact, older people often tend to forget some things, as if that sophisticated system of memories wears out, making them complicated to retrieve and increasingly less clear. 

Added to this picture is the possibility of the onset of dementia, or neurodegenerative diseases that cause severe damage to a person’s memory. 

The eSticky project aims to help older people gain new perspectives by helping them remember their daily commitments and small appointments. 

Opole Conference: eSticky at the 2023 edition

The Opole conference was another event in the regional training conference series, with a program full of experts and practical solutions. During Long-Term Care in Practice there were lectures by experts in the field of long-term care, practical case studies and modern products in long-term care were presented.

Among the 14 exhibitors present was the company Harpo, which had the pleasure of presenting at the conference booth the products offered for alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technologies (AT), as well as our eSticky project, which is now entering the decisive stage of implementation of functional prototypes. 

Participants learned about the possibilities of using eSticky displays for the elderly, and therapists were able to appreciate its application in their work. Especially impressed was the possibility of programming messages for the elderly remotely and from a simple computer. 

In Poland, projects of systemic solutions for elderly care are highly appreciated. Therefore, our exhibition booth received great interest in the content presented.