SKYSync+ was created with Caregivers in mind. It's the platform designed to manage assisted living, senior care, or rehabilitative facilities in a lightweight, open source package.
What it does
SKYSync provides an interface and monitoring solution that delivers urgent and significant information to Caregivers. It consists of an administrative web application and a companion Pebble smartwatch application that work in tandem. Residents are given smartwatches preloaded with the software, effectively establishing continuous monitoring for location, physical activity, sleeping habits, and more.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we are proud of
The underlying backbone of the entire project was the most difficult yet rewarding component. We created an internal API to serve the appropriate data to each leg of the project (webapp and Pebble app), and this made the interactions more efficient and portable in the long run.
What we learned
The group as a whole learned much about web technologies--throughout the project we were pushed to use unfamiliar approaches to the problems at hand and each of us took away lessons in data transportation, security, and wearables.
What's next for SKYSync+
SKYSync+ will benefit from more development. It is apparent that a tool of this nature has a place in the senior and health care industries, and the team looks forward to further exploring the future of the platform.