1) The problem we are trying to solve is to help victims of a fall, regain confidence with the space in which they were once comfortable - usually the home, for most fall victims.
2) We also saw a problem in the current rehabilitation equipment on the market which like most fitness equipment looked bulky, depressing and out of place in any home interior.
3) Additionally most fall victims, have a stigma against possessing or using equipment that makes them seem damaged and dependent on living aids, especially equipment they might have to wear.
Our idea is a product that can live subtly within the home interior space and act as a activity reminder+instruction to the resident to move around their home space throughout the day - keep the blood flowing - and be customizable to a user's activity needs.
The best way to describe our idea is a series of light installations - similar to the phillips hue lightbulb - which can be triggered to glow based on a certain time period, motion detection or preordained -order. The lights are set up on walls, pieces of furniture and walkable areas of the home.
Throughout the day they light up signaling to the home dweller to keep moving from space to space so that they are not only physically active but become more aware of the path-flow from one space to the other, which can supplement memory loss and prevent a fall stemming from a trip over an unnoticed rug or wire cable.
the lights can be linked to an application on the phone which can show information on the room which the user is in, the room where the next light is as well as an estimate of the number of steps taken today.
Moreover, since it is such a customizable system, the lights can be set up in common places like the kitchen or bathroom to make a late night task - in the dark - seem less daunting. Ex: The user uses the app to specify their task: 'drinking water' and the light-system detects the user's current position and brightens all the lights that would be in their path to get to the kitchen, so they can quench their thirst!