A smart desk lamp designed to encourage an actively connected, engaged and enhanced lifestyle for the elder adults, by the means of smart simplified technology keeping accessibility, user experience, aesthetics, and environments into consideration.
looking for memories
The stories they read for their children
finding people and remembering them
The feeling to share, talk, laugh and connect
Loneliness: a mighty adversary
You don’t have to go very far to see the face of loneliness. It is everywhere: on a park bench, feeding birds; at an apartment window, watching cars go by; on a rocking chair, alone on a building balcony.
Loneliness is defined as a feeling of emptiness, deprivation or sadness. As our population ages, more and more senior citizens suffer from loneliness. Loss of independence, eating disorders, increased stress and anxiety, depression, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, higher risk of chronic diseases (cardiac or vascular, especially)
According to the National Council on Aging, about 92 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77 percent have at least two.
More than two million of the 34 million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression.
Chronic health conditions.
World's population over 60 years will double between 2000 to 2050,
By 2020, seniors will account to about 17.8 % of the world population.
A co-relation of the observations about the issues faced by seniors and projections of the aging population.
Millions of seniors are facing issues of being alone depressed, anxious, and the world is heading in a direction opposite to them. An opportunity to create something for the elderly to help them live their life full of happy memories, being physically and mentally active being able to connect as and when need to anyone, listen to whatever they love and being reminded of their daily needs.
What would it take to provide a peace of mind to elderly adults for enhancing their lifestyle?
Support as a companion, helps, talks, reminds, prevents, alerts and stays around when needed
personal security, tracking, and helping with elderly lifestyle issues of falling, forgetting,
& lack of attention
connecting and communication with family, friends, getting recorded messages, sending voice messages and always having a feeling of someone being there to talk to.
The lamp will provide optimal illumination when required and features a connected base that can be used for listening to music, recording messages and performing a multitude of digital tasks. This helps to keep seniors on regimented daily schedule and allows them to connect with family members using only a simple voice command to prevent feelings of loneliness.
How it works
Connecting elderly with different needs and desires to create a companion that supports, cares, reminds and informs them and the family.
Google mate works on the methodology of understanding various aspects of a seniors life and correspond to it in the best possible way and becomes a companion that always stays with them.
removable flash light
removable flash light
Rotating hinge for directional use
A feasible and approachable product for the seniors to attach and detach whenever a flash light is needed which can be mounted easily to other magnetic outlets
A google mate specialized for the seniors that helps them entertain, record their messages, call people through voice, receive and share songs form the family, listen to the news, set notifications and alarms, and even set reminders to track their health.
A google home mini customized specifically for the seniors that helps them connect and interact through a lamp and makes them available anytime.
Connecting with Google and creating specialized products for seniors as the world's older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015 ,” this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17 percent of the world's population by 2050 (1.6 billion)
Bringing the benefits of AI to everyone
At Google AI, conducting research that advances the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and to new domains, and developing tools to ensure that everyone can access AI.