We are building a voice-based reminder system for informal caregivers to care for their elderly loved ones from remote locations.
Currently, there are over 5 million informal caregivers that work full time “nine-to-five” jobs, look after children, and have many other responsibilities in addition to taking care of their aging loved ones.
These informal caregivers are workers that drive all the way home to remind their loved ones to eat meals, call at specific times throughout the day for medication reminders, and are in a constant state of worry because even one forgotten reminder can be catastrophic for the senior’s well being.
Current at-home senior reminder systems have stayed the same for years, yielding this market to choose from basic, unintuitive, and single-function products. There are no easy-to-use, affordable solutions for these informal caregivers to deliver custom care to senior loved ones from remote locations, and that is the primary problem we are solving.
Our solution is an at-home based reminder device that can be controlled to output notifications from our online web portal. Our solution has two components: the MemoryMap and MemoryModule.
The MemoryMap is a stand-alone touchscreen tablet, and is a reminder companion intended to stay in place at the senior’s residence. It can do numerous things such as deliver loud audible pill reminders (ex. Janet, it’s 6:00pm. Remember to take 1 tablet of X), take verbal questions (ex. Memory, where are my keys?), and remind them of birthdays, appointments, events, and various other things.
The MemoryModule is an online control center for the MemoryMap. On our web application, informal caregivers can input a variety of information which the MemoryMap will automatically remember. Since the system is internet-based, reminders and information can be inputted from any location with internet, such as an office.
Each component of our reminder system -- the MemoryMap tablet and the MemoryModule web portal -- has it’s own features that help facilitate communication between caregivers and seniors with early-stage dementia. The entire system is connected through a cloud system.
The MemoryMap is a touchscreen tablet device equipped with a microphone, battery, and speaker, and is operated by the senior. Users can give input to the MemoryMap, asking it questions such as when his/her next pills are, where the location of objects are around the house, or to turn off an alarm that has gone off. These functions are pre-programmed and fetched from the cloud through data that is inputted through the MemoryModule.
The MemoryModule is the online control center for the MemoryMap, operated by the caregiver. He or she uses it to populate information, which is then accessible through the MemoryMap. Any relevant data can be inputted through our Module, including appointments, reminders, and voice-recorded notifications.