We were interviewed by the New York Times (international edition)

NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK TIMES

We explained that our “QR Code Jell Nail Sticker System” is a low technology (low-tec) but low cost (low-cost) system that is easy to introduce for government, nursing care facilities, and individuals.

In Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture, about 300 people put a “QR Code Sticker” with identity verification informationon their nails and lived a safety life with a mechanism that allows them to return to their familiar homes even if they go missing.

※ Link to WEBSITE

 

05/02/2022

Obtained a patent for a watching system that applies AR (Augmented Reality) technology

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We obtained a patent for a watching system that applies AR (Augmented Reality) graphic recognition technology.

A jell nail sticker with a character or graphic mark is attached to the nails, and a patent is obtained with a mechanism to confirm the identity of the missing person .

This is an example of applying AR (Augmented Reality) graphic recognition technology in order to take advantage of the “effective utilization of QR codes” that we have been proposing since the beginning of 2021.

14/05/2021

Proposing new businesses that utilize QR codes and various sensors.

自動認識全般

We have developed a business with a scheme to confirm the identity of elderly people who are wandering around with a QR code jell nail sticker on their nails.

In the future, while advancing the watching business, we will also propose new business areas that develop “effective utilization of QR codes & various sensors”.

●”Contactless payment AR system” that reads characters or graphic marks with a dedicated application and makes payments

●”VR running system utilizing various sensor” to extend healthy life expectancy

● “Finger gymnastics dementia prevention system utilizing displacement sensor & image recognition tool” for elderly facilities

●Bus approach information / advertising / tourism system” with a QR code installed at the bus stop

 

 

05/01/2021

Our QR Code jell Nail sticker was introduced in “NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

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R Code jell Nail sticker was introduced in “NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Good Morning Japan Town Corner Information Room Program” Program
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Wandering is done regardless of whether or not the person is aware of it.
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The identity information of the person is recorded on the QR code nail sticker attached to the nail.
You can contact your family by reading this QR code with the smartphone app.
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This is an example of the result of reading the QR code with a smartphone app.
18/02/2019

Collaboration with railroad company & police station.

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“Training for saying something to anyone wandering away” was conducted by collaboration with railroad company & police station.

A training calling out to correctly understand dementia and to learn how to contact with people who are wandering and to protect it was held on November 18 (Sun) in Iruma-city, Saitama Prefecture. This time, the closest railroad company and the nearest police station worked together.

This initiative is held four times a year, each year by self-governing associations and civil society groups in nine districts of Iruma-city. A local junior high school student also participated and a “Training for saying something to anyone wandering away” was carried out and participants who discovered a wandering person contacted a station staff member or a police box member and simulated until protection.

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【Training seen1】
A junior high school student is calling out to those who wander in the station premises.
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【Training seen2】
It is a baton touch from a junior high school student to a station stuff member.
Training seen3
【Training seen3】
Finally, it is baton touch from the station stuff member to the nearest police station stuff member.

In Iruma City, where aging is progressing, the proportion of current elderly people is 28.1%. About 15 disaster-prevention radio broadcasts pertaining to the lost person seem to be broadcasted annually.

For these reasons, our company’s QR code seal was registered telephone number for identity verification has been distributed to those who are afraid of wandering people.

18/11/2018

Our company received interviews from Denmark National Broadcasting

デンマーク国旗

Denmark is also ranked number one country again in “Ranking of Happiness” and is famous as a happy superpower. The society in Denmark is also called “mature society”, and social welfare services that are fulfilling enough that Japan can not think is free of medical expenses, birthing expenses, educational expenses etc. are provided. Of course, nursing care is one of them, so they can receive a full range of care and welfare services.

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On March 9th (Friday), our company received interviews from Denmark National Broadcasting. It seemed innovative to confirm the identity when missing while jell nail type QR code sticker on the nail.
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We took a picture with Mr. Peter Lund Madsen who was interviewed. Today We also attached a sample QR code sticker to the doctor.
09/03/2018

“QR code nail sticker system” was introduced at the event of the Swedish embassy.

国旗In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan, the Swedish Embassy sponsored the case of social innovation (both soft and hard) in the care fields of both countries, and various social issues An event was held to think about solutions to.

【Date and time】
February 14, 2018 (Wed)

【Place】
Tokyo Women’s Plaza
(5-53 – 67 in Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

【Admissions】
Free public event, pre-registered

【Other information (to be published)】
Organizer: Embassy of Sweden

Swedish Ambassador to Japan

Swedish Ambassador to Japan

【Opening words】
Swedish Ambassador to Japan
Deputy Mayor of Iruma City

Deputy Mayor of Iruma City

【Case Study 】
Deputy Mayor of Iruma City
He announced that we are creating a city that the elderly is safe even if he wander around.
Seminar by Masako Wakamiya

Seminar by Masako Wakamiya

【At the Swedish Embassy】
Seminar by Masako Wakamiya
She is an 82-year-old active programmer

For details

Social Innovation Dialoguu

 

14/02/2018

We announced a “Wakayama College of Technology / Next Generation Techno Salon”.

Wakayama College of Technology

We announced a “system for watching for the elderly using QR code nail jell sticker” at “Wakayama College of Technology / Next Generation Techno Salon”.

(Public Interest Foundation) Wakayama Industry Promotion Foundation・Wakayama National College of Technology We gave lecture of our QR code nail jell sticker system at “Wakayama College of Technology / Next Generation Techno Salon” sponsored by the regional vitality support research group.

As it hold on the following schedule.

【Date and time】
January 30, 2018 (Tue) 18: 00 – 20: 00

【Venue】
Meeting room of Gobo City Chamber of Commerce
(Wakayama Prefecture Gobo City Sono 350-28)

Noriyoshi Tsunoda
【Opening greetings 】
Principal of Wakayama National College of Technology
Noriyoshi Tsunoda
Kazuhiko Sugimoto
【CASE STUDY 1】
Mr. Sugimoto giving a lecture on QR Code nail Sticker and Disaster Prevention Emergency”
Mitsutoshi Murata
【CASE STUDY 2】
Associate Professor Murata of Wakayama National College of Technology
giving a lecture on “Drone and Disaster Prevention Emergency”

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30/01/2018

We were selected as a company exhibiting “Saitama Prefcture Venture Market in 2017.”

Saitama Super Arena

(Public Interest Foundation) We were selected as a company participating in a booth exhibition and presentation at “Sainokuni venture market in 2017″ to be held at the same time “Saitama Country Business Arena 2018″ organized by Saitama Industry Promotion Public Corporation .

As it was held on the following schedule.

【Date and time】
・ Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:00 – 18:00 Booth exhibition
・ Exhibited at 10:00 – 18:00 booth on Thursday, January 25, 2018
        13:30 – 16:00 Presentation

【Venue】
Saitama Super Arena (Saitama Prefecture Saitama-shi Chuo-ku Shintoshin 8th)

■ Presentation venue → ”Sainokuni Business Arena 2018″ Lecture Room Venue B
■ Exhibition booth → “Sainokuni Business Arena 2018″ booth NO.B 15
               (adjacent to the presentation hall)

Click here for details.

Venue Landscape 1
【Venue Landscape 1】
We ware able to exchange business cards with many people. We would appreciate your favor in the future.
Venue Landscape 2
【Venue Landscape 2】
With young leaders of Thai Industry Ministry. The problem of dementia is not limited to Japan. Currently, there are inquiries from companies in Bangkok. Come and please help us!
11/01/2018

Our QR code nail jell sticker system was introduced in “Monthly automatic recognition January issue”.

"Monthly automatic recognition January issue".

Presentation materials on 2017 Automatic Recognition System Grand Prize “Fuji Sankei Business Eye Award” was posted.

【Overview】
a “system for watching for the elderly using QR code nail jell sticker”

It is said that Japan’s aging population will progress and that dementia patients will reach 7 million by 2025. Among them, more than 10,000 people have been missing due to wandering annually. Now We developed “QR code nail jell sticker system” with the desire to eliminate such a situation.

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10/01/2018

We participated in the 19th automatic recognition comprehensive exhibition

the Tokyo Big Sight

■ AUTOID & COMMUNICATION EXPO (2017.9.13 WED-15 FRI TOKYO BIG SIGHT)
We received the automatic recognition system grand prize “Fuji Sankei Business Eye Award”. September 13 (Wed) Awards and presentations are held at the Tokyo Big Sight East 6 Hall.

the 19th automatic recognition comprehensive exhibition
the 19th automatic recognition comprehensive exhibition
Panel display
Panel display
Awards ceremony
Awards ceremony

Click here for details.
Please see the past awards (2017). 

 

■ AUTOID & COMMUNICATION EXPO (2017.9.13 WED-15 FRI TOKYO BIG SIGHT)
About the development of the QR code nail jell sticker for the elderly and the utilization in administrative dementia measures “, We will present a case study with Naoto Hasegawa at the Iruma City Hall Welfare Department Elderly Support Section.

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Seminar landscape1
Mr. Hasegawa Iruma-shi government office
Mr. Hasegawa Iruma-shi government office
Seminar landscape2
Seminar landscape2
13/09/2017

“Management Innovation Plan” was approved by the Governor

Based on the provisions of Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Management Strengthening Law on Management Innovation Plan concerning “New Strategy of QR code nail jell sticker” filed on July 13, It was approved by the Governor of Saitama Prefecture. We appreciate your continued guidance and encouragement in the future.

"Management Innovation Plan" Book

13/07/2017

Notice of office relocation

Orange Links Co., Ltd. will relocate the head office as follows from July 10, 2017 (Monday). It is relocation from Toyooka 5-chome to Toyooka 1-chome. It is very close. Phone number and fax number will not change. We would appreciate your favor in the future.

1-3-29 Asami Building 3F, Toyooka, Iruma-shi, Saitama, 358-0003, Japan
TEL:+81-4-2963-7687 FAX:+81-4-2963-7688

29/06/2017

We participated in the meeting of 32nd International Conference of ADI.

32nd International Conference of ADI

During the meeting , our company’s ‘the QR code nail jell sticker’ is exhibited in the booth (#29) at the entrance of the meeting venue.

Date: From Wednesday the 26th to Saturday the 29th April 2017
Place: Kyoto International Conference Centre

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Mr. Morimoto , a representative of the Tokorozawa Dementia Family Association , was visited our booth.
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This time , we were able to obtain opinions from various people who came to the event site where we were allowed to set up our presentation booth and to paste the “QR code nail jell sticker”.
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A panel was exhibited about the latest advances in the treatment of dementia.
This time, we were able to obtain opinions from various people who came to the event site where we were allowed to set up our presentation booth and to paste the “QR code nail jell sticker” on their nails.This reminded us of a fresh mind at the time of establishment of our company.

28/03/2017

Response to nail seal with sophisticated design

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Recently, we often hear such words as “cosmetic therapy” and “welfare manicurist” in Japan .The former is a concept to vitalize elderly people by an effect of makeup. The latter refers to existence of dedicated manicurists who vitalize elderly people by providing manicure on their nails.

We have developed nail seal with sophisticated design this time in empathy with such concepts. On a previous day, we visited a caregiving salon and put the nail seal with sophisticated design on their nails in combination with our QR code nail jell sticker. Then, we heard a story from the head of caregiving salon that “facial expressions of elderly women whose nails were actually put with the seals turned brighter than usual.” Nail seal with sophisticated design seems to be effective to maintain and improve QOL (Quality of life) of elderly people.

(Example)Flower sheel
seal with sophisticated design 1(Floral seal)
(Example)Kumamon  Harton
seal with sophisticated design 2(Image character seal)
(Example)Nail art sheel
seal with sophisticated design 3(Nail art seal)

We provide nail seal with sophisticated design too in the future. We hope everybody with and without dementia to enjoy nail seals. We are convinced that the nail seal with sophisticated design is useful for events such as health and welfare festivals.
Please do not hesitate to consult with us.

01/03/2017

The QR code nail jell sticker was introduced in the media .

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“The system for identity confirmation using the QR code nail jell sticker” of our company was introduced in the media such as news papers and TV starting from November 16, 2016.

      • February 2,2022 New York Times”
        NEW YORK TIMES

        NEW YORK TIMES

        We explained that our “QR Code Jell Nail Sticker System” is a low technology (low-tec) but low cost (low-cost) system that is easy to introduce for government, nursing care facilities, and individuals.
      • March 13,2017 Nikkei-TECK
        Pointed out problems using GPS terminals
        “The biggest problem with wandering measures is clearing the hurdle of’be sure to wear’.”Hasegawa says: Iruma City has been providing location-based services using GPS terminals forsome time, but people with dementia do not always carry the terminal with them.
        QR Code Nail Sticker

        QR Code Nail Sticker

        “QR Code Nail sticker” to be attached to the nails of dementia patients

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        Naoto Hasegawa, Senior Citizen Support Division, Welfare Department, Iruma City

        Link to homepage

      • February 19,2017 TV Asahi “Tv Tackle Show by Beet Takeshi”
        This time, “TV Tackle(proguram name)” focused on the problem of Japan, which is facing a super-aging society.
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        “Wandering problem of dementia patients”
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        According to the Cabinet Office’s announcement, by 2025, there will be about 7 million people with dementia aged 65 and over nationwide … It is predicted that one in five people will have dementia.
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        Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture, is making epoch-making efforts using QR codes.
        It is to put a sticker with a QR code on the nails of dementia patients. If you read it with a smartphone, you can see the person’s personal data.
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        In the studio, while talking to an expert on aging issues, four articles were presented to prevent dementia that anyone can do.
        Click here for details.
    • January 14, 2017 The commentary in Asahi Shimbun newspaper
      ASAHI SHINBUN NEWS COLUM

      ASAHI SHINBUN NEWS COLUM

      Our Product “QR Code Nail Sticker” was introduced in Tensei Jingo (column) of Asahi Shimbun News.The article mentioned a railroad accident for people with dementia in Aichi prefecture.It is said that damages were claimed for the surviving family members until the second trial.
    • January 10, 2017 The National Health Insurance newspaper featuring a front line of measures for dementia
      The National Health Insurance newspaper

      The National Health Insurance newspaper

      It was introduced in the National Health Insurance newspaper, which has earned the deep trust of people involved in the National Health Insurance.
    • December 09, 2016 CNN news
      CNN News

      CNN News

      “Japan uses QR code stickers to track the elderly,” was introduced on CNN News.
      Click here for details.
    • December 09, 2016 INDEPENDENT news
      INDEPENDENT news

      INDEPENDENT news

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was featured on INDEPENDENT newspaper in the United Kingdom.
      Click here for details.
    • December 08, 2016 BBC news
      BBC News

      BBC News

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker  was featured on BBC News in the United Kingdom.
      Click here for details.
    • November 26, 2016 Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper
      the Yomiuri Shimbun News in Japan

      the Yomiuri Shimbun News in Japan

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was introduced in the Yomiuri Shimbun News in Japan.
    • November 25, 2016 Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper
      the Nihon Keizai Shimbun News in Japan

      the Nihon Keizai Shimbun News in Japan

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was introduced in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun News in Japan .
    • November 20, 2016 Asahi Shimbun newspaper
      the Asahi Shimbun News in Japan

      the Asahi Shimbun News in Japan

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was introduced in the Asahi Shimbun News in Japan .
    • November 18, 2016 Sankei Shimbun newspaper
      the Sankei Shimbun News in Japan

      the Sankei Shimbun News in Japan

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was introduced in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun News in Japan .
    • November 16, 2016 Mainichi Shimbun newspaper
      the Mainichi Shimbun News in Japan

      the Mainichi Shimbun News in Japan

      Our product’s QR Code nail sricker was introduced in the Mainichi Shimbun News in Japan .

 

16/11/2016

Formally adopted by the administrative authorities.

This is a sticker for confirming one’s identity when elderly people have been taken into protective custody by police or fire authorities after they became unable to return home from a place where they ended up.

The QR code nail jell sticker has been formally adopted as one of the tools for SOS supporting project for the wanderers of the Iruma City Hall in Saitama prefecture.

This sticker is accepted after verification of its effectiveness through substantive testing done as a model project for a period December 2015 to February 2016, in cooperation with families having dementia persons.

We will be happy if using this tool together with other tools could be of some help for watching for the elderly.

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A QR code on the QR code nail jell sticker is being read using smartphone applications.
How to place the QR code nail jell sticker properly
01/11/2016

The so-called “Orange Café” was held in our company.

Image of “Orange Café”

This type of cafeteria, which is provided for the purpose of gathering of, and interacting and exchanging information among dementia people and their families, and professionals and community residents as well as various persons involved in dementia, is on the sharp increase during recent years.

Under these circumstances, a space in our company was provided for “Orange Cafe” to be held for one day at the request of Toyooka North Regional Collective Support Center in Iruma City in Saitama Prefecture.It seemed that various things were devised so that the participants can also experience making noodles from wheat flour.

This event will be held once a month from today on.

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27/10/2016

We participated in “K-1 festival 2016” of Hatoyama-machi

This year, this town has won a championship in the category of healthy 65-year-old male and female residents in Saitama Prefecture. To celebrate this, the subject event was held at Health Services Center/Welfare Services Center in Hatoyama-machi on a scale larger than usual.

At the request of Regional Comprehensive Support Center in Hatoyama-machi, we performed “a demonstration of the QR code nail jell sticker useful for finding out the elderly who wandered away” together with the staff of this Center in a borrowed corner space at this Center.

The Hatoyama-machi poster child “Hearton”
The Hatoyama-machi poster child “Hearton” also participated in this event, so the event was held in a conciliatory mood.
Demonstration
We had the 200 people who first came here attach our “QR code nail jell sticker” to their nails.Some participants told us that they want to buy this item on a personal basis.We would like to make it available as requested in the future.
“Hearton sticker”
This time, aside from the QR code nail jell sticker, we have created a special QR nail jell sticker for “Hearton” which is a poster child for Hatoyama-machi with the approval of the Industrial Promotion Section of this town.This sticker was received well by the women who actually pasted it on their nails.
This time, we were able to obtain opinions from various people who came to the event site where we were allowed to set up our presentation booth and to paste the “QR code nail jell sticker” and “Hearton sticker” on their nails.This reminded us of a fresh mind at the time of establishment of our company.In other words, this occasion was such a special day that we would like to reset ourselves, or continually commit ourselves to our business in good faith from now on.Many thanks to Regional Comprehensive Support Center and Industrial Promotion Section in Hatoyama-machi for giving us this opportunity.

15/10/2016