Discover the Power of Music - Preloaded with the BBC Dementia Research Songs from the 40's, 50's and 60's for you to enjoy straightaway!
Arthur has been carefully pre-loaded with a range of brilliant songs from the 40's/50's and 60's - which have been researched by the BBC to be the most popular for people living with Dementia. You can easily replace the songs with your own ones; special songs that mean something to your loved one, that can help to trigger memories.
Arthur,' the musical teddy bear, benefits people with cognizant challenges, such as dementia, learning difficulties and autism, combined with widely accepted advantages offered by 'doll therapy'. The care and interaction with a comforting soft toy provides a path to unlocking strong maternal instincts or feelings of security, and provides both activity and self worth, whilst the music increases awareness and interaction.
The most important thing is for Arthur to have the right tunes for the person with the cognitive challenges. These tend to be songs that have special meaning from their younger, often teenage, years. He has a very large memory (4GB) which can typically hold 1500-2000 tunes, but this is far more than most people need. Simply download favourite tunes (MP3) ... and enjoy!
Arthur's left hand paw has a switch inside it - the “paws button”. Give it a squeeze and you will feel a small click. This will start or stop the music, and is the only the control you will normally use on a day-to-day basis. The music is programmed to play in a random order.
Arthur' is Light Brown/Beige, weighs 1kg, and 38cm (Ear to Toe), 36cm (Paw to Paw), 13cm (Tum to Tail)
Arthur has very tactile fur made from 'terry cloth'. This is soft cotton based material, and has proven to be the favourite texture. Also to be extra safe, Arthur's eyes are embroidered, not buttons.
To make Arthur that bit more cosy, he's put some extra weight on around his hips so he can sit more comfortably and feel like a bear of substance.
We are the only Company to supply Arthur with some fantastic downloaded music, along with batteries ... so he's Ready to Play and Cuddle!
Arthur the Musical Bear - Pre-loaded with songs from the 40's, 50's and 60's
Arthur - His energy levels
If Arthur starts to go quiet on you, its nothing personal he just needs new batteries. Open up his back and take the retaining screw out of his battery pack. 4 'AA' size alkaline batteries are needed.
Arthur - How loud a Bear?
Arthur has four volume levels. To change volume, access his black box and there are two small slide switches marked 'volume'. Whilst the music is playing you can change these to find a comfortable level.
Arthur's favourite tunes
The most important thing is for Arthur to have the right tunes for the person with the cognitive challenges. These tend to be songs that have special meaning from their younger, often teenage, years. He has a very large memory (4GB) which can typically hold 1500-2000 tunes, but this is far more than most people need.
What type of files
Arthur handles MP3 file types.
(Please note that Arthur is not an Apple device so it cannot play 'Apple protected' .m4p downloads)
Getting Arthur to remember the tunes
Loading these tunes is easy and just needs some simple steps to be followed:
1) Open the poppers on Arthur's back and gently pull out the black box to gain easier access
2) Plug in the USB cable provided. One end into Arthur, the other into your computer
3) Squeeze Arthur's left paw (The 'paws button') and the file system should pop-up on your computer
4) You can now 'drag and drop' or 'cut and paste' your chosen tunes
5) Finally, squeeze Arthur's left paw again, disconnect the cable, put the box back and close the poppers