Careby

ENVISIONING AI THROUGH DESIGN
2020

THEMES
Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Interaction Design, Experience Design, Prototyping

TEAM
Alex Landra, Pietro Lezzani, Ayse Mete, Kilian Re

Careby is a monitoring tool composed by an app and a wearable device, thought for Alzheimer patients’s caregivers, exploiting AI features to provide hints and suggestions about everyday activities for the patients.
Its aim is to improve caregivers’ knowledge and to connect them with other people in the same situations, creating a community that allows them to find a source of knowledge, empathy and stress relief.

ENHANCED CAREGIVING
The physical device is meant to be a monitoring tool used by the caregiver: it can be worn or be placed on a surface. It’s equiped with a camera that capures patients’ facial expressions and movements, and also with a microphone that records the tone of voice.
These data are processed by an emotion recognition system that classifies the user’s engagement, in order to provide hints and suggestions about how the daily routine is going that day.

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THE BRAIN
The device is composed by a pair of ABS shells that encloses the electronical components such as a PCB with a RAM, microprocessor, sensors and a LiPO battery. On the front body these is an haptic area that the user can use to give inputs: turn on and off the device by holding pressed, start monitoring by tapping and report an issue by double tapping.

COMFORTABLY WEARABLE
Careby can be easily worn by the caregiver, in order to monitor the daily activity while interacting with the patient.

THE DEVICE
The device’s dimensions are reduced (4 x 4 x 1,5 cm) in order to make the object perceived as less invasive and easy to wear

THE APP
The app is the real portal to the knowledge elaborated by the Careby system: it gives to the caregiver the monitoring results and suggestions.

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CAREBY’S APP
The app is the real core of the caregiver’s experience. In the homepage is possible to see the current daily activity that the patient is performing and checking the device’s status. If the user reported an issue, he can see it in this page through the red flag that works as a reminder. Through this feature, the caregiver can send a questions about the issue to the system, that thanks to an AI-based collaborative filtering system, matches the question with similar ones and of course with their answers.

Try here THE CAREBY APP