Interactive Task Management System for Users With Cognitive DisabilitiesDecember 16, 2013
Cost: $101 to $300
Time Needed: 3 to 5 hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Functional Abilities/Limitations: Incoordination
AboutProblem: A client, currently suffering from alzheimer's, asked us to build a simple application to help her with Task Sequencing. Our Approach: Since the client had an iPhone, we decided to build an iPhone application that allowed her to place tasks and step through them one by one.
Step 1: Acquire an Apple Developer's license
The application is currently not available in the App Store, so one needs a developer’s license in order to place on a phone. You can acquire one here: https://developer.apple.com/register/index.action
Step 2: Download App and Open in XCode.
Go to Github repository:
Open up a terminal by going to the spotlight feature (magnifying glass in the top right of your Mac) and searching for “Terminal.” Once it is open, type the following: “git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:tkrishnan/project_marla.git step_through”. This should create a new folder in your home directory called “step_through”.
Now, open up Xcode on your mac. Choose File, Open, navigate to the step_through directory and select it.
The project should now be open in XCode. You should be able to press the Play icon in the top left corner to run it in a simulator.
Step 3: Get IPhone on your App
Use the following link to set up the app on your iPhone:
Step 4: Follow Walkthroughs
Visit for further instructions on using the app.
Aids for Daily Living
- XCode, Mac, iPhone