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

  • Autonomous and mobile – works everywhere
  • Discreet and not stigmatising
  • Simple in use – no need to be tech savvy
  • Provides connectivity with seniors via messages and reminders

Alina IK

Our Ask

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:

  •  Emergency contact button on the watch which enables voice connection with the caregiver or a designated 3rd party call centre
  •  GPS location of the senior transmitted to the caregiver’s web portal or mobile devices in case of Emergency contact button activation or any other time on demand
  •  Calendar notification and reminders set by caregiver and sent to the senior’s watch
  •  Access for the caregiver to multiple care receivers
  •  Off the shelf hardware (X1 from Sanhuan Industrial Co LTD) with bespoke software to enable the above features

This is the minimum set of features required for product testing and launch. We may also consider adding  the following features at this stage:

  •  Daily Activity tracker (steps counter)
  •  Heart rate monitoring
  •  Sending text Messages to the watch

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:

  •  Emergency contact button with voice connection
  •  GPS location
  •  Calendar notification and reminders
  •  Off the shelf hardware (X1 from Sanhuan Industrial Co LTD)
  •  Daily Activity tracker (steps counter)
  •  Heart rate monitoring (pending test results)
  •  Messages sent to the watch
  • Emergency contact call centre (optional feature – on demand)

Stage 3: Product upgrade 6 to 12 months after launch

At this stage we plan to enhance Wristo with the following features

  •  Fall sensor, to detect falls and clearly distinguish them from no health risk bearing events
  •  Wristo community launch: anybody registered and background checked can volunteer to help elderly living in their vicinity
  •  Differentiated Web portal and mobile App interface for B2B and B2C

At this stage, in addition to the above, first “Internet of Things” peripheral devices will be added to the ecosystem:

  •  “Find things” feature: helping senior find their essential items such as glasses, keys etc. using Bluetooth beacons attached to them
  •  Connectivity with Bluetooth enabled Blood Pressure meters; the senior will receive an automated reminder to measure their blood pressure (or just measure it whenever they need), and the reading will be transmitted via Bluetooth to Wristo watch and then to the cloud database; if the readings reach certain limits, the caregiver will be notified
  •  Bluetooth connection to home units such as heating systems and fire alarms so the care giver can be notified in case of fire or if the senior care receiver has forgotten to switch on heating etc. 

Creator Mikhail Chernyakov
wristo.co.uk
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