Retain Today

Name project group: Retain Today 

Project group members

  • Simon Lit
  • Rick van Melis
  • Niels van Gils
  • Thomas
  • Rian Schobers
  • Sirus Goorhuis

Study year:

Study route: ICT & Open Innovation

Location: Eindhoven 

“We support informal carers and increase quality of life of the elderly who need more structure in their day-to-day lives”

What was for you the reason to register for the preliminaries for ICTalent 2019?
We received lots of positive feedback from people around us, so it seemed like a good opportunity for us to go for gold.

How can you best describe your product? What can it do? What does it do?
We support informal carers and increase quality of life of the elderly who need more structure in their day-to-day lives. We do this by means of automation, using smart technology in the form of Reminders & Check-ups. This gives informal carers the assurance that their elderly grandparent, parent or friend is safe and well.

What makes your product so unique?
Contrary to existing products, we're not just an alarm system which detects unsafe situations. The reminders allow the elderly to retain stability in their day-to-day lives, which not only makes their lives safer, but also more enjoyable.

Why should you win the ICTalent Awards 2019?
On average, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from dementia at some point in their lives. Because of this, everyone will become an informal carer, sooner or later. Informal carers will have to assume more and more responsibilities, as professional care is under heavy pressure nowadays. About half of the current informal carers already indicate they are under too much stress, which makes it important for solutions such as these to be developed.

What if you win the first prize of 2000 euro per person? How are you going to use the money to develop your product or your talents?
We will use the prize money to improve our development of solutions such as these.

And… what do you want to tell your competition? 
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