The Unforgettable Friend
Published on June 15, 2016 um 20:52
Explain your idea in details:
The goal of my idea is to never let anyone feel forgotten, or be forgotten. This idea will be available to people of all ages and under any circumstances/medical condition. The way I will implement my idea is by customizing and programming artificial intelligence named ,"FINI" : Friend In Need Indeed. This works through the use of voice recognizing app that will greet the user and ask them of the things they need to accomplish in the day. By virtue of user voice recognition, it will aid people with the lack of prospective memory, or lack of episodic memory. Prospective memory means the ability to remember future tasks and also to be able to remember if an activity has been completed or not. Episodic memory is the ability to recall specific events that have relatively occurred. Thankfully, my app will help people with those specific problems while not letting the user feel inferior due to their issues. Fini will instead uplift the user's soul and brighten their days by reminding the user of their appointments, medications, and previous activities that they may have left unattended. The app will have access to the user's reminders, calendar and contacts. It will also store basic medical restraints or allergies in the notes and can say it aloud when user asks. My app will work only once the user has said"Good morning FINI!" and will automatically go on sleep mode when the user says, "Good Night FINI". This feature will allow the user to bond with FINI yet not be disturbed by her.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My app is targeted to improve the quality of life for cognitively impaired individuals including not just elderly, but also young adults with history of brain injury or any brain surgery. When considering the design of technology for a target population it is also important to consider how easily the device will be accepted and adapted into the individual's life style. Since my app can work on any smart phone, it stays concealed and also overcomes the psycho-social barrier of using the memory aid. My app will not only help people to gain confidence in everyday life by remembering basic essentials like their own home address, but also increase medication compliance. Because it works on voice recognition it is easily acceptable as a friend who is always willing to help you, when you want.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I will make a free app, FINI (Friend in need indeed) through a programming software. Anyone could download it from the App Store on Apple and Samsung products and on Google Play for Androids as well. I will launch the initial basic app for free for about a year. Based on the users feedback after a year, I will incorporate some more features for their benefit and comfort of use and then, I will make the app paid with minimal price (about a dollar). The revenue that I will generate after converting my free app to a paid app, will be used as a donation for the research for Alzheimer.
Hi, my name is Khushi and I am a high school student. I have big dreams like all of you and want to help others with the help of my app. My motivation is the old age home I volunteer at. Those people are so caring and accepting yet forgetful-and that is what inspired me. I wanted to help those loving, caring, grandparents who forgot the activity that they were just doing a moment ago. The world is a beautiful place with many amazing but lonely people and that is what I dream of fixing using FINI!! Hope my profile positively inspires you to give back to the community just like my dream!
Stage of Idea
This is an example of what my app's home screen will look like.
This image depicts the way my app looks when downloaded.
This image portrays the basic steps to program FINI about the user's address, medications, and allergies.