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Help Your Family Member Combat Boredom On Bedrest

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Over the last few years, I’ve been on bed rest three times. Twice was for surgeries that kept me off my feet for 6 weeks, and once was after the birth of my sweet little girl. The one thing that was the same for each of those experiences was the boredom! Oh man, it is so boring to be stuck in the house for weeks on end. While I did have friends and family that would stop by and see me, they had lives, too and couldn’t always be there. I often had to rely on technology to keep me company. I read every ebook that I could find, played every game, and was on social media way more than I should have been, all in the name of combating boredom!

Right now, my brother is in the hospital and will be for another couple of months. He’s not the type of person to whine or complain, but it’s clear that he’s getting bored out of his mind. He’s not able to move around a lot, so I thought back to my days on bed rest and remembered how great it was to have good technology. Because he’s in the bed 70% of the day, a computer wouldn’t work, and a telephone is no fun to watch movies on. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is an affordable tablet that I can load up with lots of fun stuff to keep him occupied. Here are some of the apps that I put on the tablet:

  • Netflix for movie watching
  • Kindle app for reading books (don’t forget to give your loved one an Amazon gift card so that they can buy their own books!)
  • Pandora for listening to music
  • Evernote for journaling
  • Google Hangouts app for connecting with family and friends

Here are some of the great features of the ASUS MeMO Pad 7:

  • a front 2 MP Front Camera
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
  • 1 x Micro USB
  • 1 × 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 × Micro SD Card Reader,up to 64GB
  • 9 hours of battery life

Am I missing anything? Any other ideas for things I can add to the tablet to keep my brother from being bored while he’s in the hospital?

Learn more about the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 on the Intel website.

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