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Monitoring of brain development and motivation through routines with the five corporal senses among children, parents and caregivers.

Suggest and monitor a daily work routine of activities, music, singing, walks that leads to strengthen your brain development.

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Jorge Luis Mírez Tarrillo (Mechanical Electrical Eng, MSc Physics) Group of Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulations - GMMNS. National University of Engineering - UNI. Lima, PERU


We are located in Peru. However, the proposal can be replicated anywhere in the world, especially, it will serve those countries in which specialized personnel of guidance to parents and caregivers are few.

What is your stage of development?

  • New Innovator, with less than one year of experience in ECD


  • University

What is the stage of your proposal?

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Describe your submission in one clear sentence

We seek to develop a virtual environment of help to parents and caregivers that allows them to suggest daily activities of empathy and interaction with the child. These activities seek to encourage and strengthen the neuronal connections in development in the child through games, songs, music, walks, recreation. A follow-up of the same will be done in a virtual way with a registry for each child, which will allow later to be a database that improves the orientation of the service.

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (600 characters)

In the age of 0 to three years, the parents are aware of the actions of their children, taking care at all times to caress them, clean them, feed them. However, these actions are different between parents by country, economic power, educational level, among others. The proposal provides guidance to parents and caregivers so that their actions are most compatible with the development of the brain at this stage of the child's growth and strengthen them and with their experiences also allow us to improve our service.

Select an Innovation Target

  • Channel: A new way to deliver existing products or services to customers or end users.

Tell us more about your innovation (1500 characters)

Our idea is that each parent (or caregiver) has a daily orientation of actions to be carried out during the day with the child and to follow up on their actions to keep an individual record per child and in this way, adequately schedule your father - child actions for the next day and days. The standard development of a child's brain based on the latest advances in neuroscience will be used as a reference. With this reference adjustments will be made according to (1) the nutritional status deduced by the location of the family and (2) the social environment (city, field) in which the child develops. The information will be available through an APP available for cell phone in which parents can record details of the child with what the system creates a historical record of it. The APP will provide the parents with the suggested actions of the day with the necessary visual and auditory support that may consist of (1) classical music or of similar effect for the children, (2) texts that explain to the parents the dynamics that they must perform, (3) verbal orientations regarding recreational actions, walks, synergies and similar between parents and children. The APP will be available in its first version in Spanish and English, with the following stages of improvement of the service being available in other languages ​​(opting for those that cover the largest population in the world)

What problem are you aiming to solve? (3 sentences)

1.- I solve the problem that parents usually do not have the academic training or professional orientation for the daily attention of their children in terms of stimulating their cognitive abilities. 2.- I solve the problem of the costs associated with getting this information from specialized personnel. 3.- I solve the access to cognitive stimulation information because this proposal provides the information to parents via tablets, cell phones or similare

Explain your idea (5000 characters)

My idea is to do it in the following way: 1.- Firstly, collect information about the average brain development of a child between 0 and 3 years of age, for this purpose, medical and research information will be used in the field of neurosciences. It will also serve to gather information from social environments or developed countries in which they have had a better success in the training of children in this stage. 2.- In the second place, the computer environment for archiving, compiling and processing information for each individual is created. Also, the daily recommended actions for the father - child interaction, its duration, how to do it, what the father will need to do it, what care to have, why such actions are carried out, among other questions. In the same way, the questions and comments that the father must answer at the end of the parent - child interactions and / or at the end of the day. 3.- Third, the development of the APP interface for the father, which should be as understandable as possible considering that this idea will be used in different countries, social environments, different educational and economic levels, different computer systems (Android , Apple, etc.). 4.- Fourth, launch a pilot program with a record of about 1,000 people in a first stage; 10,000 parents in a second stage and 100,000 parents in a third stage to populate our records, storage, programming, information processing, feedback of activity suggestions given to parents. 5.- Fifth, the service will be launched in an open manner with the consequent promotion of it. Until that moment, there must be a tendency for parents to interact with each other and for the answers they provide daily. The place of registration of the child will be recognized and these will be framed within the poverty map of the United Nations or similar organization (so that it can better understand the actions that must be taken between father and child). 6.- Then and continuously we will try to make improvements to the service based on the information that parents inform us. We will also leave dialog windows to receive comments, suggestions, doubts, opinions, in reference to the service or development of the child (perhaps the child has some disease, perhaps the social environment is quite conflictive, perhaps the things that are needed are not available in the place and this serves to find solutions and alternatives for these parents). 7.- With all this information is intended to develop complementary services and product development that can help parents and be an entry to this proposal in a global scale.

Who benefits? (1500 characters)

1. People in Spanish and English speaking countries who will have a brain stimulation guide for their children which will gather their experiences for a continuous improvement of the service. 2.- The interaction will be permanent and daily. Parents will report the actions taken and answer test questions at the end of each day. Between the sending of actions to be carried out with the child during the day and the responses of them, an interaction will be created which, as the service improves, can have many more forms of interaction.

What kind of impact will your idea have? (1500 characters)

Our idea is of great impact because it can help all parents in different latitudes to have a help guide in their pockets for the best upbringing of their children considering the stimulation and reinforcement of their cognitive abilities in this early age (of 0 3 years old). The idea over time is long-lasting because the accumulated information will allow a better understanding of each social, cultural, economic and educational environment by areas of countries and countries. With this understanding can be better oriented and given that this is an apprenticeship for parents, they can share it with their other relatives or partners in training or young people who think they have children or are planning or have doubts about parenting. of the children. This will allow the network to grow in the number of people who use the service. The idea creates over time the confidence of parents in their daily actions with their children, despite the fact that modern society has little time for interaction between parents - children due to work obligations. However, the reference to the average development of a child, creates in the parents certainty in their actions according to the activities they do daily with their children and the follow-up that is made of them by the APP.

How does or how could your idea impact low-income children? (1500 characters)

The idea for low income environments can affect the fact that it can draw attention to the many things that should be done with children and that in these environments are not made. It is possible that many of the usual customs in the formation of children in this age have to be changed or modernized. In this time, cell phones are becoming more affordable due to the reduction of their sales costs and the increasingly sophisticated that are, therefore, the APP can reach a large beneficiary population. If the father is interested in the proper development of his child he will have to read a little more (given that in poor environments, the population reads very little books, magazines or similar), therefore, the APP must provide this information and be the quite intuitive so that it is not redundant for those who have a better educational level. The APP seeks to create dynamics to be easily implemented in different places, however, it may be that some very poor environments have difficulties, however, the APP seeks through dialog boxes to collect those deficiencies in the social environment to be analyzed and in the If you already have knowledge, when there is a new user of a similar environment you have an adequate and better orientation considering your level and poverty environment.

Innovation: What makes your concept innovative? (1500 characters)

My concept goes with the personalized education of the parents of how they should interact with their children. Usually this is not taught in school, neither at school nor at university; it is learned above all by family orientation or the person's own deduction by becoming a parent from one moment to the next. This knowledge to reach the parent has to pass different people and professions which are not available in the right amount or quality (if this is a problem in developed countries, it is to imagine how it is in the countries in development and poor), therefore, breaks a paradigm of access to information to parents, information that may never have had in life. It is also a new business idea given that parents are usually concerned about the early development of their children at home. Knowledge of how to act with children is available, access is the problem that this idea focuses on to have an approach with parents - interacting with them daily - which in health systems is done every so often according to the scheduled appointment and the demand of patients in the health establishment; even so, due to the large number of parents, health services can not attend to all of them, but with this proposal all possible parents can be reached.

Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of end-users. (1500 characters)

The scaling will be based on the storage capacity of user registries of the service. The physical or virtual memory acquired (rented or purchased) will allow us to define the number of users that we will provide them with attention. A web page, social networks (Wordpress blog, Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, Google+, among others) and the face-to-face advertising of the users are the two promotion strategies to attract more users. (The second is the most important because it is based on the interaction of the computer system - father of a family). The use of two languages ​​(English and Spanish) widely used in the world will allow a first large scale by the number of people who speak these languages ​​and a Western culture that focuses on the family and the care of people in early age. In the long term, the income must be able to pay the expenses in the computer system, likewise in the staff and have a utility that serves to offer new services, improve those already provided, expand the languages ​​in which the APP is provided. Barriers that may have for this proposal are mainly cultural and educational (customs parenting can have for towns, cities and countries), however, over time it should be reduced, accepting or entrelanzado with local customs (for this has been provided dialogue boxes with parents)

Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (3000 characters)

So far my work has consisted of meetings with teachers of initial education, as well as meetings with parents. Regarding the construction of the APP, we have also consulted with developers of APP for its feasibility. Information about computer support is available which can be own or virtual (Amazon, etc). If there is enough money, the service will have an unlimited capacity of users, in any case, it will be restricted to the conditions of storage and bandwidth that is available. A physical backup system will anyway be available for any contingency of the network. In addition, the appropriate levels of cybersecurity. The use of information protocols that do not consume many computer and communication resources is also part of the idea, because the parents are interested in what to do and the objective of the case is to have a child at the end of their 3 years of age with all possible brain stimulation. The staff will consist of their maximum working hours of 01 doctor, 02 programmers, 01 administrative staff, 01 computer support personnel, 02 information processing personnel, 02 teachers of initial education, (01) personal translator. The computer backup system will have (01) internet server and (01) scalable information storage source as the users grow. The money is expected to be financed by the OPENIDEO, however, to reach for more user coverage or in case of a negative response, it will be presented to different sources of international and national funding.

Business Viability: How viable is your business model? (1500 characters)

The viability of the business is that a service will be given based on a benchmark of brain development of normal personnel. Particular cases or more specific things will be developed with a minimum cost for the user, considering that the scope of people is worldwide, the income can be interesting. For people with few economic resources or poor, the basic service will be sufficient for its adequate parent - child interaction (for the same fact that it is done based on an average model of brain development). Other services can also be created based on the answers that come from the users to provide more information, videos, music, instructions, etc. The system is self-supporting in that minimum personnel is required since the information is collected, processed and placed in the computer system. A small group of experts on the subject can be the main staff of the idea, which helps reduce costs.

Tell us more about you (3000 characters)

My idea comes from the experience of being a father and not having the guidance with technical support for stimulation, monitoring and strengthening of brain abilities. It is interesting for me because I can help with a computer tool so that all parents have a better idea of what they should do each day with their children and share those experiences. I have worked in hospitals for almost two decades and my training and research in the field of electrical, biomedical and spatial engineering has been quite interesting and useful to know and understand human cognitive processes.

Do you have the people and partners you need to do what you’ve described? (500 characters)

The necessary personnel will be selected through a call. We have personnel that already have experience in the development of APP, also of health personnel in neurosciences and personnel in education that interacts with children at an early age. Institutions that can provide computer support (in the cloud) there are, the great deficiency for the development of this idea is the money to make this idea go.

As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (1800 characters)

My next steps if I already have a money to do this would be: 1.- Gather information in neurosciences by people with knowledge in the subject. 2.- Meeting information from teachers of primary education and cribs. 3.- Gather people who know about PPP programming. 4.- Take knowledge of information storage costs, web services and others that are necessary. 5.- Gather a team of appropriate people who follow up the information that is collected and can process this information, improve the interface with parents and provide feedback to the service to achieve better performances.

Would you like mentoring support? [Relevant only for Early Submission Deadline]

  • No

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with Gary Community Investments?

  • Yes, share my contact information


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