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Last updated July 22, 2019

Sunrise, the lamp that takes care of seniors

Its revolutionary technology automatically detects all falls and alert neighbors or family when help is needed

Sunrise, the lamp that takes care of seniors

Its revolutionary technology automatically detects all falls and alert neighbors or family when help is needed

€17,160
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 19 2019 3:37 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 22, 2019

About

When we get older, we’re not as strong as we used to be, but that doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying life or become dependent on someone again. Sadly, all it takes is one fall when no one is around to lose everything. Staying one hour too long on the floor is enough to lose your freedom, your house, your health, and sometimes your life. 

To enable our elders to live alone without getting left behind, we created Sunrise, the lamp that takes care of seniors. 

The lighting in the lamp was designed to improve mood and sleep, but it’s most important feature is its revolutionary fall detector. Sunrise knows within minutes when its owner needs help so it can immediately call someone at a time where every minute counts. It’s smart enough to know if it’s a false alarm and won’t bother family, neighbors or first responders every time you pick something up from the floor. 

How does it work?

You simply plug the lamp in, wear the portable device, and it works if you are in a 15 meters perimeter around the lamp. No data or video recording is necessary for its use (privacy guaranteed!) nor do we “guess” that something happened based on lifestyle derived information because everybody has different habits. We simply know when the wearable device is in a dangerous place , within inches. 

Below is a more detailed description of how Sunrise works: 

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When you are too close to the ground for an unusual amount of time, Sunrise will call the first name on your contact list. Don't worry, it won't alert everyone every time you tie your shoes, because Sunrise can tell when it's a normal movement! 

With the Countryside version of Sunrise, your garden is safe! One outdoor lamp is enough to cover a large property in perfect line of sight conditions. 

Below is the latest design of our prototype. We think it's quite nice and it can fit well in most houses. However, design for the lamp and the wearable device still needs improvement... Design has a significant psychological impact on the person who wears the device which is why it's no small detail. Having a Sunrise should make you feel safe and happy, which leads to better health! 

Below is a picture of our first prototype (as seen in our campaign video). See how far we've come? We could go even further with your help!

Our technology

Aids for elders and fall sensors already exist, but few of them can show results like ours. We detect all falls, even slow soft ones, with a radio-based technology made-to-measure in Europe that knows when you’re abnormally close to the ground or in an incorrect position. 

The lamp detects in real time where the device you’re wearing is, communicating with radio frequencies so high and fast (low power gigahertz with picosecond pulsing) they’re impossible to hack and harmless to your health (uses 20000 times less power that a mobile phone).

This technology is used primarily for military and medical uses, where reliability and precision is a matter of life or death. 

Radio frequencies can communicate through walls in a 15 meters perimeter (50ft) inside a building. However, every wall adds a small margin of error, this is why we recommend buying one lamp for every main room if you live in a large house to keep false alarms to a minimum. Outdoors, this technology can send information in a much greater perimeter, covering an entire garden easily.  

This drawing shows how Sunrise lamps can cover your house and your garden. 

Rewards

In pounds: 62£ for one extra lamp and 53£ for each extra lamp if you take more than one. 

For total safety, 1 lamp = 1 main room (excluding restrooms and corridors). However, in houses where walls are thin, 1 lamp is enough for 1 floor. If you want to know the perfect number of lamps for your house, contact us at serenitycontactfrance@gmail.com. 

Our story

“During a winter night in 2015, my grandmother fell down in front of her house and died after eight hours in the cold. Her fall detector didn’t work because she fell down too slowly. I realized this was the case for far too many people” – Samuel Schneider of Serenity

“I had a similar experience with my grandmother, who would not push her button when she was lying on the floor, having forgotten she had one, and subsequently losing all confidence after this event (thus becoming 100% dependent on others)” – Armand collier of Serenity

Both of us decided to come up with reliable solutions for the elderly, working with an engineering company from the south of France with whom we knew we shared a similar philosophy on business. They patented a cutting edge location technology to help navigate robots, but always knew it had much greater potential. This is why they were happy to help us with this idea! We don't simply buy technology from them, we developed a real partnership. 

From this collaboration, Sunrise was born. 

This lamp was built by sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, who will also grow old one day and expect technology to be worthy of older generations. 


(*the other brilliant engineers were too shy to appear on this page)

Timeline

Why we need you

Tired of hearing people say “Sunrise could have saved my grandfather if it had come out a year earlier” or “my fall detector is in a drawer, somewhere”, we want to put a reliable product on the market as soon as possible that could potentially save tens of thousands of lives every year!

We have factories in France ready to manufacture Sunrise and all we’re missing is money; we are low on cash having invested everything to get to this point. That is why we need your help to launch properly in the right conditions! 

If Sunrise is the perfect fit for your family, then please don’t hesitate to help… Every donation will help us attain our goal and put Sunrise in the houses of isolated elderly who have no one to buy it for them. 

After 4 years of joint development and 750 000€ of investment to create the perfect sensor, we need you to make Sunrise a household item. 

Version française (supportez le Made In France !)

Au fur et à mesure que nous vieillissions, notre force n’est plus ce qu’elle était auparavant, mais cela ne veut pas dire que nous devrions alors arrêter de profiter de la vie ou devenir dépendant de quelqu’un. Malheureusement, une chute sans personne autour aider suffit pour tout perdre. Rester une heure à terre est suffisant pour entraîner la perte de votre liberté, votre maison, vos habitudes, et parfois votre vie. 

Pour permettre aux personnes âgées de pouvoir vivre en pleine autonomie sans être laissées seules en cas de problème, nous avons créé Sunrise, la lampe qui veille sur les seniors. 

La lumière de la lampe est pensée pour ne pas perturber l’humeur et le sommeil des seniors. Mais sa caractéristique la plus essentielle est son détecteur de chute révolutionnaire. 

Sunrise sait rapidement lorsque son propriétaire a besoin d’assistance et peut alors immédiatement prévenir un tiers de confiance pour répondre à une situation où chaque minute compte.

Notre système de détection est capable de reconnaître une situation de danger d'une fausse alerte. Nous ne dérangerons pas la famille, les voisins ou les secours lorsque la personne se baisse pour ramasser quelque chose par terre. 

Comment ça marche?

La lampe communique avec un boîtier que la personne porte sur elle (en bracelet, en collier, en broche, dans la poche, à la ceinture, etc...) dans un diamètre de 15 mètres. Quand le boîtier semble proche du sol de manière anormale, une alerte est envoyée au premier numéro de téléphone sur une liste de contacts de confiance (voisins, proches, etc...). Si personne sur la liste n'est disponible, les urgences sont alertées. 

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Notre technologie

L’assistance aux seniors et les détecteurs de chute existent, mais peu d’entre eux peuvent prétendre à des résultats comparables aux nôtres.

Nous détectons toutes les chutes, même les chutes dites « molles », grâce à notre technologie basée sur des fréquences radio fabriquée en France qui sait lorsque vous êtes dans une situation présentant un risque. 

Branchez simplement la lampe et portez le boitier sur vous et le système fonctionne ! Aucun enregistrement vidéo n'est requis pour permettre une utilisation : votre vie privée est garantie. Nous n'analysons pas vos habitudes de vie pour détecter un changement suspect, nous détectons seulement une position dangereuse!

La lampe détecte en temps réel la position de l’appareil que vous portez grâce à la communication des fréquences radios qui sont si hautes qu'elles sont impossibles à pirater et ne sont pas nocives (ces fréquences utilisent 20 000 fois moins de puissance qu’un smartphone).   

Cette technologie est principalement utilisée dans le secteur militaire et médical, où la fiabilité et la précision sont indispensables et relèvent parfois d'une question de vie ou de mort. 

Récompenses

 Voici ce que vous recevrez en échange de vos dons!

Si vous pensez qu'aucun des packs ne correspond à votre habitation, vous pouvez sélectionner un des packs et rajouter 70€ pour une lampe de plus! Si vous sélectionnez plus d'une lampe, rajoutez seulement 60€ par lampe. Cliquez sur "soutenir ce projet" et ajoutez la somme à votre don. 

Pour une sécurité totale, 1 lampe = une pièce à vivre. Dans certaines habitations, 1 lampe = 1 étage. Si vous voulez savoir le nombre parfait de lampes pour votre habitation, contactez nous à serenitycontactfrance@gmail.com. 

Notre histoire

"Durant une nuit d’hiver 2015, ma grand-mère est tombée devant sa maison dans son jardin et est décédée après avoir passé huit heures dans le froid. Son détecteur de chute n’a pas reconnu la chute car elle était trop lente pour être détectable. J'ai ensuite réalisé que cette situation était familière à bien trop de monde" - Samuel

"J'ai eu une expérience similaire avec ma grand-mère, qui n’a pas appuyé sur le bouton qu’elle portait lorsque elle était allongée au sol, perdant par la suite toute volonté de marcher et devenant plus dépendante des autres" - Armand

Nous avons décidé de trouver une technologie fiable pour les seniors, travaillant avec un cabinet d’ingénierie basé dans le sud ouest de la France avec qui nous avons réalisé que nous partagions la même philosophie autour des problématiques des seniors. De cette collaboration, Sunrise est né.

Cette Lampe est construite par des filles et des fils, des petits-fils et petites-filles, qui vieilliront un jour et espèrent que la technologie répondra aux attentes des générations vieillissantes. 

Chronologie

Pourquoi on a besoin de vous?

Fatigués d’entendre les gens dire que «  Sunrise aurait pu sauver mon grand père si il était sorti un an plus tôt » ou bien « mon détecteur de chute est constamment dans un tiroir parce qu'il donnait trop de fausses alertes », nous voulons mettre un produit fiable sur le marché aussi vite que possible et qui pourra potentiellement sauver des dizaines de milliers de vie chaque année. 

Nous avons des usines en France prêtes à produire Sunrise, et nous avons maintenant besoin de votre soutien pour lancer l’industrialisation. Si Sunrise est parfait pour répondre aux attentes de votre famille, n’hésitez pas à nous soutenir. Chaque donation nous aidera à atteindre notre but et à mettre Sunrise dans les maisons des personnes isolées qui n’ont pas les moyens de l’acheter pour eux. C'est en produisant un grand nombre de Sunrise que nous pourrons baisser nos prix à l'avenir! 

Après 4 ans de développement pour créer le détecteur de chute parfait, nous avons besoin de vous pour faire de Sunrise un objet du quotidien reconnu du grand public. 

Risks and challenges

We want to bring quality products to a often forgotten part of the population. While most of the Silicon Valley focuses on millennials, we want the latest technologies to help older generations. Half of the people we talk to tell us they've been waiting for a product like Sunrise for so long, but the other half tell us the world doesn't need another fall detector. We need you to prove the first half right!

After 4 years of technological development, we are now ready for mass production. If there's any delays with shipping, we will keep you updated. Don't worry though, it's already been too long without a product like this on the market and we do everything we can to make Sunrise available as soon as possible.

Sunrise is only the first step of a great adventure and we want you to be a part of it!

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Long-lasting design

Our "made in France" technology is solid and doesn't break down for no reason.

Notre technologie "made in France" utilise des matériaux solides et durables et ne tombe pas en panne sans raison.

Environmentally friendly factories

Our products are industrialised in a factory near us in the south west of France, keeping the circuit short and the activity local. They are known to respect the environment as much as they can and keep their activity sustainable.

Nos produits sont industrialisés en Dordogne dans une usine près de chez nous, nous gardons ainsi un circuit de production court. L'usine suit les règles environnementales et sa démarche respecte le développement durable.

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