Nowadays, there are a lot of elderly people who prefer to live alone. A study done by the PEW Research Center in 2018 reveals that 28% of Europeans over 60 years old are living alone, being the highest rate in any region in the world.
However, as a person ages, their health typically declines. As evidenced by the following statistic:
What can we conclude from this?
- Elderly people eventually require some sort of medical care, especially if they are on some medication.
- However, if they are living alone, in an event of a medical emergency, they will have to call for aid from EMS or some other individual. Which most of the time is not possible.
- Generally, the only services that can help an individual are manual. They would either have to call for help or someone would have to check up on them, which primarly requires a lot of effort and the additional responsibility/availability of a second individual.
We are providing an automatic service that provides:
- Constant health monitoring
- Providing medical personnel with accurate user health update
- Automatic detecting and reporting of a medical emergency to paramedics and EMS
Our solution, if put into action, would bring the non-stop availablity and supervision needed and would have the ability to prevent deaths from preventable causes (i.e. slow response time, inability to call for help).
As a first step, we created the following mobile app:
- Same login as the web application
- Connection and monitoring of a smartwatch
- See all set appointments with doctors, hospital, etc.
- See all information like medicals and allergies
- Sync with the web application
We also have a server.
In addition to concentrating on prototype development, we also design the product’s business development components to enable the project to expand.
In the first step, we attempt to map the competencies of our product by performing a SWOT Analysis.
After mapping the product’s competencies, we implement a business development strategy by incorporating it into the Business Model Canvas.