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Amulyte - Activity Tracking, Moment Sharing & Mobile Emergency Response System

A senior would wear a pendant and be able to stay connected and share moments with caregivers through pictures & recorded messages. The pendant also tracks activity to monitor health and has a help button that works anywhere.

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The Amulyte System
Amulyte is designed to allow seniors to keep their freedom and independence, while promoting active living and a way to stay connected and share moments in their day-to-day lives. It also provides peace of mind to family members and caregivers knowing that their elder loved one is safe and healthy.

The Amulyte Pendant contains a speaker, microphone and camera allowing seniors to capture "moments" in their everyday life, and automatically shares these moments with their caregivers. It  is also able to track activity, detect location, and contains an easy to use help button that works anywhere; instantly connecting seniors to their family members and caregivers in the event of an emergency. 

Moments are automatically shared with family members and caregivers through a daily email digest.

The Amulyte Portal allows caregivers to stay informed and up to date about their loved one. It would display information such as activity level, location, and device information. Amulyte "moments" would also be displayed here.

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How It Works
A senior would wear the pendant as part of their everyday outfit. It would be designed to be either a necklace, a clip, or fit on a wrist strap. All three accessories could come with the pendant so that a senior could change how they want to wear it each day.

The Pendant would contain a speaker, microphone and camera to capture moments, as well as an accelerometer, GPS, WiFi, GSM technology allowing it to connect to a cell network, and an easily rechargeable battery using inductive charging (just place it on a charging matt).   If help is ever needed, a senior would simply press the button and their caregivers would automatically be alerted via text message, phone call, or online notification. 

Fits a Senior's Independent Life
As seniors age one thing remains the same, their desire to live as independently as possible. Whether this means continuing to live in their own homes, or moving into a retirement community; seniors want to be able to live their life on their own terms. The Amulyte System allows them to do this, while providing easy access to help in the event of an emergency. Seniors can continue to enjoy their independence and freedom while knowing that help is always available. 

Gives Peace of Mind to Family Members and Caregivers
As a loved one ages, their health and safety becomes a common concern. It is important to make sure they are staying active and able to get help in the event of an emergency. That’s where Amulyte can help - get daily notifications letting you know that your loved one is doing well, log in to the portal to check activity levels, and get automatic alerts if your help is needed.

I'd love to hear your thoughts/feedback on what you like/don't like about this idea! We are in the process of building it right now, and it would be great to incorporate some suggestions from this community into the product :)
Is there something you think could be done better?
Is there a feature we should add?
How should we position it so that seniors will like it as well as caregivers?

How might your idea scale and spread to reach as many people as possible?

Working directly with retirement homes, senior communities and hospitals would be the best way to get this system to spread. Educating families and caregivers as to the benefits of the system so that they would share through word-of-mouth would be one way to help people learn about it. Also sponsoring events related to seniors staying active would be a great way to spread the word and have a positive brand association.

How might your idea attract and involve partners from health care, business, government, nonprofit or other sectors?

After a senior experiences a fall it is very important that they continue to be active if they want to fully recover and continue to live independently. The Amulyte Pendant tracks activity level so it could show health care professionals if they activity pattern of a senior changes after an accident. If this is the case, someone could step in and work with the senior more closely to make sure that they continue to stay active, and use the system as a way to benchmark their progress.

The Amulyte System could also be used in retirement homes in addition to the call bell systems they have in place. This would allow seniors the to take extra comfort in knowing that they could go out for walks and still get help in case of a fall or other emergency situation.

PSWs and other caregivers who care for several seniors could also use the Amulyte System to stay informed about how everyone they monitor is doing. Since they can't always be by their side, they would at least have a way of knowing that if immediate help is needed they will be automatically alerted.

How might you design an early experiment or prototype to further develop your idea?

We are currently in the process of launching a pilot program with a retirement home and other select seniors living independently.

The information we get will help us in several ways:
1. Test the design of the pendant - we want to make sure we create a device that seniors actually like
2. Test the usability of the pendant - Did we make the button easy enough to press? Is the design intuitive enough for easy use? How do seniors interact with the pendant?
3. Benchmark average activity level - we can then use this to benchmark what an average senior should aim towards in terms of daily activity level
4. Machine learning for activity insights - the more data we collect on how active a senior is the more accurate our algorithms will be to detect if a senior's activity level has changed enough to alert someone
5. Test the usability of the portal - Are all the features necessary? Is the portal intuitive to use? Are there any other features we should add? Do we present the information in the best way possible?
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Nick Petten

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"Developing a privacy policy is something we definitely want to do a good job of - would love to get your thoughts on this in more detail."

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Lynn Liss

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"Love the idea of exposing information to seniors and making it fun for them!"

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Annie Lin

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"Love your ideas about fun features that might engage seniors more!"

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Alex Freeman

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"Love the idea of making the data available to the seniors, as well as caregivers."

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Helder Lima

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"Thanks for pointing me to some additional resources!"


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Can't wait to get my hands on one of these... my grandma has had a few falls.

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