A simple music player with 3 big "buttons" to play a song, skip and stop playing. It sports a retro radio look in racy red colour.
The Simple Music Player needs an one time setup to upload a MP3 playlist on to the device and adjusting volume to the required level.
The volume control is designed to avoid being accidentally changed by the user. Music selection can be changed at any time be repeating this set up.
Designed for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, this innovative product is easy to operate with the simple flip of the lid. Operation requires only three controls:
Start the music = lift the lid
Skip a song (optional) = press the big button
Stop the music = close the lid
The music will always continue from where it was last stopped.
To upload a playlist the Simple Music Player is plugged into a computer (process is well described in operating instructions making set-up as easy as possible).
To adjust the volume, using a pencil or similar, press and hold one of the buttons underneath the player. Only after holding the control for 5 seconds the volume will begin to increase or decrease, so it can be set to the appropriate level.
The Simple Music Player was developed with supporting research from the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering. Extensive trialling verified the play mechanism is highly intuitive and does not require any prior knowledge or memory to start and stop the player.
The styling is also reminiscent of old radios and is instantly recognisable as something which plays music.
Available in Red, the product measures 300mm x 190mm x 110mm and weighs 1.7 kg.
Memory capacity is 4GB minimum (about 1500 2000 songs)
Music upload is via USB connection (cable provided) compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS and Linux
Music format: MP3, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, AAC files (Note: not M4P files)
To clean, wipe down with a damp cloth (product is not waterproof)
designed for dementia sufferers
easy to use, simple music player
lift the lid to play music; close to stop
preset volume control
bright red, retro design for easy recognition
music format MP3, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, AAC files (not M4P files)
music upload via USB connection (cable provided)
compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS and Linux