To develop a multi-functional walking stick that enhances the safety and mobility of elderly
The project develops a multi-functional smart stick for the elderly, aiming to reduce their risk of falling. A prototype has been developed. It includes an alarm system linked to the mobile application, which can automatically alert people nearby and caretakers of the user if the stick drops and is not picked up for 15 seconds. The stick also carries warming and lighting functions which will be automatically turned on and off when there are changes in the temperature and lighting conditions.
It is expected that the smart stick can improve the mobility of the elderly and reduce the risk of failed resuscitation when they fall. It is also hoped that the elderly will be more willing to use the stick which has a more stylish design and multiple functions.
The venture will collaborate with NGOs to engage elderly users during the project period. It will further enhance the design of the stick by making reference to the data and feedback collected from the users to prepare for an official market launch.
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