Most of us would agree that new innovative gadgets make our life easier. Yet, not everyone can really enjoy the benefits of those innovations, for instance, seniors or elderly. Sometimes the new invention may be more complicated, hard-to-use, and intimidating for them.
However, there are some gadgets that are specifically designed to help seniors and the elderly. One of them is MEMOBIRD – a small Wi-Fi printer, messenger, and reminder device that’s easy to use. MEMOBIRD can remind seniors to take their daily medication, print paper messages or pictures from their family, and print wirelessly from a phone, tablet, or desktop.
In this article, review:
1. What is MEMOBIRD?
2. How can MEMOBIRD help seniors or elderly?
3. How easy to use MEMOBIRD?
4. How to setup MEMOBIRD?
5. How to use MEMOBIRD?
6. Where to buy MEMOBIRD?
What is MEMOBIRD?
MEMOBIRD is a paper messenger and portable thermal printer that sends paper messages and prints memos from your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Using the free MyMemobird app, you can send and receive paper messages in seconds even when you are a thousand miles away from each other. You also use MEMOBIRD to print text, photos/pictures, stickers/emojis, handwritten messages, drawings, and other content even without an internet connection.
How can MEMOBIRD help seniors or elderly?
Here are various ways that MEMOBIRD can be useful for seniors:
- Remind seniors or the elderly to take their medication
- Print paper messages from you and other family members
- Share pictures or love notes to you or their grandkids
- Simple and easy-to-use wireless printer from a phone or tablet
How easy to use MEMOBIRD?
MEMOBIRD is a plug-and-play device
After you complete the one-time setup, whenever you want to use MEMOBIRD, simply plug it in and that's it!
MEMOBIRD is light, portable, and wireless
Since MEMOBIRD's weighs only 151 grams (without the paper roll) and is about the size of an apple, its easy for those with physical difficulties to move. And since MEMOBIRD is a Wi-Fi printer, there’s no additional cables to hook up, just a power source!
Paper messages arrive easily – no extra steps required!
When MEMOBIRD receives a message, it will automatically print out the message. So, seniors just need to wait until the message is completely printed then tear it out.
Automatic reminder for seniors or elderly
Since MEMOBIRD can be integrated with IFTTT, it can automatically print phone reminders or Google Calendar events.
Print wirelessly with the easy-to-use user interface
On the MyMemobird app screenshots below, you can see that there are only a few menu options to navigate.
For grandparents looking to send a printed picture to their grandkids, here are the simple steps they'll follow.
If they want to print a memo for themselves, here are the steps they'll go through.
The seniors can also make the text bigger so that they can read the memo easier.
Effortless device maintenance: just refill the paper roll
MEMOBIRD is an inkless thermal printer, so no need to refill the ink or change the cartridge. Seniors just need to put in a new paper roll when the there is no paper left inside MEMOBIRD. That's all the maintenance required!
How to setup MEMOBIRD?
Whether your aging parents need to use their own smartphone, tablet, or computer, depends on how they want to use MEMOBIRD.
As a passive user that only receives the paper messages or get reminders to take their daily medication, they don't need a smartphone or tablet, just a MEMOBIRD is enough.
As an active user that can do all the things the passive user does plus sending printed pictures or love notes to their grandkids and printing wirelessly, they need to use their own smartphone, tablet, or computer.
MEMOBIRD Setup for Passive User
The first and only setup of MEMOBIRD is a little bit complicated for seniors or elderly. Therefore, it would be better if you can help the seniors or elderly to complete the setup first before giving the MEMOBIRD to your seniors or elderly.
After you get the MEMOBIRD, you need to download MyMemobird app to your phone (a passive user doesn’t need to have a smartphone or tablet), create a Memobird account, bind MEMOBIRD to your Memobird account, and then connect MEMOBIRD to the seniors home’s Wi-Fi network. You can follow this step-by-step guide to complete all those steps.
After you complete the setup, you can leave MEMOBIRD at the seniors or elderly's home. Although your phone and MEMOBIRD is separated, MEMOBIRD will still work perfectly because it is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
MEMOBIRD Setup for Active User
The first and only setup of MEMOBIRD is a little bit complicated for seniors or elderly. Therefore, it would be better if you can help the seniors or elderly to complete the setup.
After the seniors or elderly get the MEMOBIRD, they need to download MyMemobird app to their phone or tablet, create a Memobird account, bind MEMOBIRD to their Memobird account, and then connect the MEMOBIRD to a Wi-Fi network. You can follow this step-by-step guide if you need help.
How to use MEMOBIRD?
Remind seniors or elderly to take their pills or medication
We’ve created a detailed step-by-step guide on how to integrate IFTTT with MEMOBIRD to create daily reminders here.
Print paper messages from you and other family members to the seniors
For a passive user, the MEMOBIRD is bound to your Memobird account. To send paper messages, simply print a message to your own writing board as shown here.
If other family members want to send paper messages the same device, they need to download MyMemobird app (it's ok if they don't have MEMOBIRD device), then add you to their friend list. You can learn how to do this here. Then, whenever they want to send paper messages, they just select you as the recipient of the paper messages because your account is bound to the MEMOBIRD device.
For an active user, you need to download MyMemobird app, then you need to be added to the seniors' friend list (here's how to add a friend). Then, whenever you want to send paper messages, select the seniors' account as the recipient of the paper message. If other family members want to send paper messages, they’ll follow the same steps as you do.
MEMOBIRD also has an important message feature that can let you know whether you message has been received or not. Learn more about this feature here.
Send pictures or love notes to you or their grandkids
Do you have your own MEMOBIRD? If so, you can exchange messages and photos back and forth between your loved ones. This is easy by adding a friend to your MEMOBIRD account, and then selecting your account as the recipient of the paper messages.
Simple and easy-to-use wireless printer from a phone or tablet
You can see a detail step-by-step guide on how to print with MEMOBIRD from your phone or tablet here.
If you don't have an internet connection, here's how to print wirelessly without an internet connection.
Where to buy MEMOBIRD?
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