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$10,626
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Chris HinkleyBy Chris Hinkley
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Chris HinkleyBy Chris Hinkley
First created
$10,626
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 27 2018 5:35 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Senior Connex Introduction

Senior Connex is a private social network helping seniors and their friends and family stay connected though social touch technology: using the Social Connex app, video chatting, messaging and posting, health monitoring, 360 degree camera coverage, senior in-home location, and caregiver automatic check-ins is now possible.  

Senior Connex allows seniors to live on their own longer and more safely than ever before. Maintaining independence is essential for seniors, even if their needs require frequent monitoring. Being able to remain in their own home and continue living the way they would like encourages overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Senior Connex makes this possible through multiple features that allow caregivers and family to check in on health and safety without constant surveillance. 

The platform connects to a wearable smartwatch that is used to monitor vitals and connects to the Senior Connex app so that seniors and their families know the details from anywhere in the world. Senior Connex is easy to use and facilitates easy communication. 

Users can reach out to anyone they need to connect with through the Senior Connex base unit for video calls, scheduling, and other functions using verbal commands. Caregivers can view information such as medication schedules, meal schedules, and other essential information.   

About Senior Connex  

As a high-tech but highly intuitive app, Senior Connex is committed to facilitating higher-quality, more personalized care for seniors everywhere. We combine social touch instant video chatting and message posting, health and safety technology monitoring, and caregiver check-in service all in one place, encouraging better care for everyone who uses our platform.    

Social Touch

Our platform is similar to Facebook, enabling family, friends, and caregivers to stay in touch. But it is private with one singular mission: Keep your senior independent longer and safely. Unlike Facebook with never ending ads and postings from everyone's aunt to crazy cat videos, Senior Connex Social Touch is about simplicity and purpose. With Senior Connex, you can send messages, talk, smile, set up schedules, and clarify senior’s needs. It is all done within the Senior Connex app!   

Technology

Senior Connex features cutting-edge tools and resources in order to make communication simple. Using terms like “help,” “call,” and “schedule,” each senior can simply speak to interact with the app without learning any new technology. Everything on Senior Connex is voice-activated and intuitive (or can be completed via the app locally or remotely). Using beacon technology, a senior's location can be tracked with clear specificity. Has your senior gotten up from bed this morning? With the Senior Connex beacon technology, you'll know. 

Senior Connex technology allows family and friends near and far to keep tabs on and support their senior. For senior facilities, one person can monitor and keep tabs on multiple seniors at a time across a variety of facilities (hospice, assisted living, senior facilities, and nursing homes).

Health and Safety 

Senior Connex interacts with the Senior Connex wearable devices (basic and smart watches) that track pulse, blood pressure, and ECG while also monitoring a wireless scale and Glucometer to maintain accurate, up-to-date health information remotely. In the event of a fall or emergency, each senior can request help. The system performs automatic check-ins at regular intervals, and loud noises can be set to trigger an automatic emergency response. 

Demonstration on How Senior Connex Actually Works!

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What We Need & What You Get  

Right now, we have come to you, Kickstarter, for help raising the funds that we need to launch Senior Connex. Our funding goal is $150,000, and every dollar that we raise toward that goal brings us one step closer to serving seniors more effectively than anyone has ever served them before. To show our appreciation for your generous support, we are offering some exciting rewards to all contributors.


Senior Connex Product Explanation 

Senior Connex Beacon

• Track Senior Connex user location in the home

Senior Connex Basic Watch

• Communicates with Senior Connex app to track Senior Connex user location in home

Senior Connex Smart Watch

• Communicates with Senior Connex app to track Senior Connex user location in home  
• Two-way communication with Senior Connex App  
• Monitors Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and ECG  
• Notifications and Reminders • GPS (outside of home)

Senior Connex Base Unit

• Communicates with Senior Connex App  
• Two-way video communication with monitor, speaker, and microphone  
• Can be controlled by Senior Connex App

Senior Connex 360 Camera

• Communicates with Senior Connex App  
• Eye in the sky  
• Controlled by Senior Connex Base Unit and Senior Connex App

The Impact  

Senior Connex is about improving seniors’ lives, plain and simple. We want to give seniors a higher level of care - in their own home when possible - than anyone has ever given them before. Let’s show seniors everywhere how must we respect them and value them. This app is going to be the best gift any of us could ever imagine for the seniors in our own lives. Let’s give the gift of care on a large scale!  

Other Ways You Can Help 

Beyond making a monetary contribution, you can show your support for what we are doing with Senior Connex by sharing our campaign link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media platforms you use. The more people know what we are doing with this app, the smoother the app launch will go. We appreciate all contributions, monetary and non-monetary, and we thank you for taking the time to read about our plans. 

Risks and challenges

The development and production of Senior Connex does come with risks and challenges. We’ll need to bring together a myriad of solutions together under one product to create a singular solution. While we are confident we ultimately be successful, we also understand that we may miss a deadline based on unforeseen challenges. We have a long history of fighting through roadblocks and overcoming challenges. We promise to be transparent and communicate the challenges as we go through them, so you stay informed about the situations and the progress being made – after all, isn’t that what Senior Connex is all about, transparency and communication?

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    EARLY BIRD | BRONZE PACKAGE DEAL

    With this early bird offer you will receive 1 Basic Watch and 4 Beacons along with a 6 month service with SeniorConnecx included.

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    You will receive 1 Basic Watch and 4 Beacons as well as 6 months service included with SeniorConnex.

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    With this early bird offer you will receive 1 Smart Watch 4 Beacons and 1 Base Unit. Along with 1 year of SeniorConnex Services included.

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    With this early bird offer you will receive 1 Smart Watch 4 Beacons and 1 Base Unit along with 1 360 Camera. Along with 1 year of SeniorConnex Services included.

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    You will receive 1 Smart Watch 4 Beacons and 1 Base Unit along with 1 360 Camera. Along with 1 year of SeniorConnex Services included.

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    With this early bird offer you will receive 1 Smart Watch 4 Beacons and 2 Base Units along with 1 360 Camera. Along with 1 year of SeniorConnex Services included.

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    With this early bird offer you will receive 2 Smart Watches 4 Beacons and 3 Base Units along with 2 360 Cameras. Along with 1 year of SeniorConnex Services included.

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Funding period

- (30 days)