What is Item Seeker ?
The revolutionary app - 'item seeker' is the first of its kind reminder & alert app which will help the vast visually challenged and elderly community, especially people suffering from Alzheimers and Dementia. The App was conceptualised as a result of the several years of research and involvement with the visually challenged community.
The Item Seeker App allows users to locate a missing item or an object which needs to be tagged using a 'sticker'. Stickers are much smaller beacons, about 3 mm thin, have a battery-powered ARM CPU equipped with accelerometer, temperature sensor, and a Bluetooth Smart radio. Stickers broadcast data packets and collect data about its location, motion, and environment. The Bluetooth sensors on the stickers alert the Item Seeker App when an object goes missing - the user can manage when the item needs to be reminded of etc. The Video explains how exactly the App works with the Stickers.
Storing the data pattern on the cloud helps analyse user patterns and behaviour which can further help in research and better solutions for the community. The Mobile App servers as the iOT Gateway for the data, the servers help collect and analyse the data and algorithms developed helps in identifying need based requirements which can help families and medicine companies plan the better, thus improving lives.
How Does It Work ?
- Allowing the user to 'tag' objects that are important like a book, wallet, small bag, keys, medicine box etc.
- The user can add a 'reminder' on the App and as soon as the user moves away from the object, a reminder via a vibration alert helps the user by reminding that a 'tagged object' is left behind or away from the device
- The user can then move towards the object and a 'tone' gives the user an alert on where the object is. The tone goes louder as the user goes closer to the object - for example, in case the tagged object falls under a table and the user is unable to find the same, the Item Seeker first Alerts and also allows Find the Object
- Users can also share the info of the 'tagged object' via whatsapp etc to other users helping others keep a tab on important objects especially in the case of the elderly etc
- The User can manage when to set an alert and when to turn it off and also control when the Item needs to be searched for etc.