It is a fact that people live longer these days. But do they live happier? Do they feel independent, secure, respected? Why after a certain age they still have to surrender their freedom and the life style they like? Wristo helps senior people enjoy their lives in full for many more years enabling 24/7 connectivity between seniors and those who care for them.
Old is the new Young
When we were kids our parents took care of us – and now it is our turn to take care of them. But unlike in our childhood, they don’t live under the same roof with us anymore. How can we make sure they get the care they deserve and the support they need? Put them into a care home? Hire a 24/7 nurse? Make them wear a panic button pendal around their neck? For many of our parents this is not an option, they simply feel too young for this!
Care when wanted. Help when needed.
Most senior people don’t want a stranger around them 24/7 – and yet sometimes help may come in handy. Wristo allows us to help them in a most discreet way. Your parents’ memory is not as great as it used to be? Wristo will gently remind to take medications and help them find misplaced things. They feel unsafe and vulnerable? Wristo will call for help whenever needed. They get confused and can’t find their way home? Wristo will identify their location in seconds. Worried about their health and well-being? Wristo will monitor their activity and heart rate and will let you know if there is a reason to worry. Just tell Wristo what to do and it will take care of it!
Keeping it Simple
How does Wristo work? Wristo is simply a smartwatch worn by a senior person. It is connected to a portal and a mobile app used by the caregiver. The caregiver gets readings about the senior person's well-being and location, receives alerts and sets notifications. Wristo watch has its own SIM card and the senior doesn’t need a smartphone making Wristo fully autonomous.
No Need to be Tech Savvy
Unlike with other pieces of technology, a senior user of Wristo does not need to learn how to use all the complex features, apps and buttons. Wristo is designed to be user friendly for seniors. Therefore, all the settings and monitoring are all taken care of by the caregiver so the seniors can enjoy their life and outsource the boring stuff!
A Product Developed By Its Users
Everyone in our team has elderly parents and relatives who live thousands miles away. Therefore Wristo is no just a product developed for the users. It is a product developed by the users. Having our own parents in mind, over the past two years we have worked to understand how the product which can really make a difference should look like, and what it should be capable of. We talked to a number of potential users and compared the stories of success and failure of other products which are currently used by elderly and their caregivers. Here are a few features which make Wristo stand out from the crowd and answer the challenges of modern life in the most accurate way
This project will help to make the life of hundreds and thousands of elderly people across the world more fulfilling. We count on your support in making it happen!
We are collecting £30 000 to complete the next stage of development of Wristo software. This stage will include portal development and testing as well as prototype version of the mobile App. In parallel we are working to secure the remaining development funding as proceed with launch.
We count not only on your financial support. As the first Wristo users, you and your loved ones will help us to refine Wristo to make it even better.
Product Development Plan
Development of some features essential to a specific stage can be brought forward to an earlier stage or deferred if necessary depending on resource and technology availability as well as feedback from the Wristo users.
Stage 1: Expected timing September 2017 – April 2018 (before the first commercial launch)
The consumer researches identified the following functionality features as essential for our target audience and therefore we started developing them already:
This is the minimum set of features required for product testing and launch. We may also consider adding the following features at this stage:
Stage 2: First commercial launch
The feedback from consumers and user tests in particular obtained during stage 1 will be used to improve the software; however no additional features will be added at this stage.
The first commercial product will have the following features:
Stage 3: Product upgrade 6 to 12 months after launch
At this stage we plan to enhance Wristo with the following features
At this stage, in addition to the above, first “Internet of Things” peripheral devices will be added to the ecosystem: