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Göz consists of three elements: a motion-detecting bulb, a bathtub drain, and a companion app that detect falls to autonomously call help.

Göz consists of three elements: a motion-detecting bulb, a bathtub drain, and a companion app that detect falls to autonomously call help.

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Berk commented on Goz

thanks Michael!

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Berk commented on Goz

Hi Anne-Laure, thank you very much for the kind message. Bathrooms are indeed very dangerous because we are locked in a room with shiny, hard, slippery surfaces and we don't have our smartphones with us while taking a shower (yet :) ) So many accidents happen. Some interesting insights were: 1-giving users the option to call for help puts them in danger because they might not call help just because they are embarrassed (some research participants claimed this happened to their grandparents). However, Goz automatically calls help, and provides bidirectional tele-communication through the speaker so that embarrassment related issues could be addressed as the help is on the way. I haven't built a working prototype yet. However, I am surrounded by engineer friends and colleagues who can't wait to help me build a working prototype.

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Berk commented on Goz

Hi Kate, thank you for kind comment! Next steps are:
business model studies,to figure out what kind of model would work the best considering the different behavioral patterns of the senior people and their adult children in terms of shopping. Also to understand who would be key stakeholders, partners, and distribution channels, etc.

A huge next step is working with software and hardware engineers to build a working prototype.

Thanks!