Follow.Me aims to satisfy people’s desire – mainly family members and doctors – of monitoring the position of elderly people with different forms of dementia and Alzheimer, in order to prevent danger situations.
Follow.Me aims to satisfy people’s desire – mainly family members and doctors – of monitoring the position of elderly people with different forms of dementia and Alzheimer, in order to prevent danger situations. There is nothing more frightening than losing a loved person. Satellite tracking devices can help quickly locate missing people. Keeping track of an elderly adult, with health or mental problems, is an important challenge for ageing well.
The Follow.Me platform (GPS tracker, smartwatch app and web app) aims to create an easy to use system to locate people and provide information when they leave a specific area (the house, the hospital, the surrounding streets). The system allows easy configuration through a rule engine based on the IFTTT paradigm (IF This, Then That).
Follow.Me will be available on any independent (not extension of the smartphone) smartwatch on the market in the next future, to be used by disabled people with easy to use features and a comfortable wearability. There will be therefore no need to carry also a smartphone by the cognitively impaired in order to tether and pair the two devices.
The smartwatch with GPS and a 3G modem will be able to share its position with doctors and family members through a web application and a mobile app for multiple devices. Upon the occurrence of an alarm (abandonment of a safe area, inactivity, etc.), the system can activate the alarm procedures on smartwatch (voice message, video call, voip), connecting the user with a doctor or family member, but also providing automatic guidance to the user.
Caregivers and family members will be able to track their patients and loved ones using geofencing technologies in order to know when they leave or enter a given area, the speed they are traveling, send them notifications that will appear on the watch and even call them. Follow.Me will use a cloud-based architecture to store and share its position with authorized devices.