Aamica crowd sources compassion and shares it in a tangible and lasting way with essential workers.
Aamica employs an app associated with an NFC chip-embedded wearable to create compassionate connections. The recipient of the wearable ('aamilet'), aware that no reply is possible through the app, is free to relish the compassionate connection without feeling compelled to respond. This approach also alleviates anxiety the sender sharing warm sentiments might otherwise experience through more interactive means. Moreover, rather than try to promote a positive and warm connotation for cell phones, Aamica created the wearable aamilet as a lasting and tangible reminder of the interpersonal connection. We have recently pivoted to enable broader implementation and distribution of a less expensive NFC chip-embedded silicone bracelet in order to recognize and appreciate COVID-19 heroes.
Our team is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a US office in Kansas City, Missouri.
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We ought to be able to share our gratitude for COVID-19 essential workers in a manner commensurate with the value of their service. Given the challenges they've faced in executing their duties, they deserve a lasting, meaningful, and tangible reminder of our deep appreciation. Currently, there are no means of providing such support on a grand scale. At Aamica, we realize their rates of suicide and depression are great and we feel a calling to ensure that our appreciation of their selfless work has as great a positive impact on them as their service has had on us.
Through the Aamica app, employees/members of an organization can share multimedia messages of appreciation. Aamica bundles the messages, stores them on an NFC chip embedded in a wearable (‘aamilet’), then distributes them to COVID-19 heroes. The aamilet recipient downloads the free app, taps their phone to the aamilet, and the messages appear for them to relish forever.