What is Iridis?
Iridis is a cutting-edge app created to promote a better quality of life for people with dementia. Made possible through a collaboration between the University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and Space Group, the app represents a revolution in the implementation of dementia design principles in homes, workplaces, care facilities and public buildings.
The app is a digital version of the DSDC’s research-based Dementia Design Audit Tool – meaning expert guidance on dementia design is now available at the touch of a button.
Research has proven that good design enables people with dementia, and age-related impairments, to enjoy a greater quality of life and remain independent for longer.
Iridis will support people to do just that.
What does the Iridis app do?
Iridis is one of the greatest advancements in the sharing of dementia design principles.
Iridis enables individuals, families, health professionals and others to undertake research and evidence-based assessments of their environment.
Iridis provides recommendations on design improvements to support people living with dementia.
Iridis is an essential tool for providing a better quality of life for those living with dementia.
Iridis launched on 21 September, 2017 – World Alzheimer’s Day – and is available through the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. App users will be able to assess both new and existing buildings, to understand the impact of the environment – such as layout and internal finish – on people with dementia. Fast and simple to use, it provides immediate results and cost-neutral recommendations on improvements.