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Platform to connect old people and children.

We would like to develop the program and the basic of the platform.

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What challenges or opportunities are you trying to address within the problem? (200 characters or less)

We are focusing on how we can prevent the target from fracturing. Old people has difficulties to start doing exercise and also continue because there is no clear reason to continue.

Our solution is to create a special program for kinder-garden. The program is a soft exercise for kids and also old people. The kindergarden is suffering from lack of employees. And on the other side old people have time and energy but no reason to focus on doing exercise unless they feel they need a reason to do so. So by assigning these old people as an instructor for this program they are going to be prevented for fracturing their bone.

Who is your target end user and why will they be interested? (650 characters or less)

Old people who lives in city area where kindergarden is suffering. Most of the old people loves kids. So if they have a reason to be involved in the process that will be a strong motivator for them to participate and continue.

How is your idea scaleable? (650 characters or less)

Our program will start from a simple exercise menu but eventually will add some wearble devices and more menu. So this will enable to use this place as a marketing platform. And once we have supporters we can expand it all over. And one of the key point is that in some of the developed countries aging society is a huge problem.

What do/will you measure to know if your solution worked? (500 characters or less)

We will have PDCA cycle asking about the satisfaction rate of the people involved both the old and kids. And once we are able to deliver the wearable devices we can track health data. These data will provide us a real number of how much they are happy and also how much the old people are doing exercise.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

If you were to become a Top Idea, would you want to actively participate in piloting your idea?

  • I want my idea piloted, and I prefer to do my own piloting in collaboration with the health system and with assistance from the Challenge partner
  • I want my idea piloted, but I’d prefer not to be involved in the pilot and prefer that the health system adopts my idea for piloting with assistance from the Challenge partner

Tell us about yourself or your team (500 characters or less)

Our team is made from 2 people. We are now working in a advertising agency. We both have background working for pharma industry for several years. Our main ability is to create strategy and execute.

Location (50 characters)

We are based in Tokyo, Japan.

What is your legal / organizational structure?

  • We are individuals

Innovator/Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Direct email invitation

Why are you participating in this Challenge?

We have been looking for opportunities to present our idea and also ability to change the world. Our value is to make the world better place. And the topic we chose felt like a really important issue to us.

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Hi Jun Ota 
Thank you for sharing your solution in the Ideas Phase of the Healthy Bones Challenge.

A checklist for your reference. Please make sure your idea does the following:
1) Clearly define the problem with respect to Osteoporosis
2) Connects to at least one opportunity area
3) States how & when user accesses the solution
4) Tells the story
5) Adding Images or sketches add detail to your idea.

Please make any last minute tweaks you wish to, asap. Like adding IMAGES or changes in text.
The DEADLINE for idea submission is Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 5pm PST.

Let me know if you need anything.
All the best for the next phase of the challenge.

Manisha
OpenIDEO Challenge Team