What it does
Crowd source ideas to improve the quality of life for people living in a nursing home alone, provide daily broadcast with a variety of caring, upbeat voices that also give tips on simple things.
How I built it
Create a simple iOS/Android app to crowd source suggestions and to record caring, genuine, upbeat voices. Connect the app with backend server that links to Alexa Flash Briefing app, to be broadcasted daily (or potentially hourly).
Challenges I ran into
Build the cross-platform app. Review and approve the best quality submissions. Feed the voices to Alexa Flash Briefing. Survey the result for constant improvement. Find teammate or talents with beautiful, genuine, caring voices. (Note: please contact me if you are interested to be part of this team)
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
TBD If we can bring joy to one person, no matter how brief, that is still considered as an accomplishment, isn't it?
What I learned
There are a lot of seniors living in a nursing home who would love to hear caring, and upbeat voices that may also help them with simple things in life.
What's next for Senior Care
- Further understand the needs of people living in a nursing home and find ways to meet their needs.
- Enhance the app to record and broadcast video tips and caring messages.
- Create the "friendly faces" that senior can relate. Each character can later be subscribed individually.
- Add professionally developed mini games that help with memories and potentially improve mental health.