Hi Everyone, I'm doing an internship at the FabLab in Amsterdam. My three month project is to make a system that can help Alzheimer patients and their relatives or friends to get through what is an difficult period for both (care-taker and patient). The system will allow the care-taker to communicate with the patient through music. Music is able to trigger emotions and memories, that can not be reached by talking. This a very rough description, you can read more at the project page.
Now I need your help. My choice is to use the Raspberry Pi platform to create the basic system. This system will allow the care-taker to place an object (with RFID inside) on the radio (with the Raspberry Pi inside), the raspberry Pi should then play audio.
My most important questions right now are these. What is the best way to attach the RFID system to the Raspberry? Can you give recommendation on what a good RFID system is (should be open-source)? How to read it (software, programmatically)?
I have done some work with Arduino before and some programming knowledge (but never on Linux). So see me as an Beginner to Intermediate user.
If there's any dutch people reading this. I would like to host a day where we can put al our knowledge together and create a part of the system. It's for a very good cause and I will also give tour of the FabLab. And it will be fun I think, so let me know if your interested in this?