E2L developed the ’Simple Music Player’ with supporting research from the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (Designability) and the 'INDEPENDENT' project. The findings confirmed both the benefits of providing people who have dementia with music they remember, and the need for easy operation that such people require.
To operate, there are only three controls:
Start playing music - just lift the lid
Skip this song - (optional) press the big button
Stop the music - close the lid
The music will always continue from where it was last stopped.
Set up is undertaken by friends, family, or carers. There are two essential operations: Setting the volume and uploading the playlist. See website for further details.