Linked Living / Health monitoring and communication support for older people living alone and their family members

Problem Statement

How can we help effectively monitor and communicate health and everyday life of older people living alone?

Research Method

Interview, Lo-fi and Hi-fi mockups


Axure, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, SQL

Design Process

Design Process


“It’s nice if the system can find falls and immediately send me a text and call automatically.”
“I call my parents every week and I don’t think any automatic system will replace that communication. The system should do something I cannot do (which he later pointed out as emergency detection).”
“That’ll be great my 2 years old grand daughter reads my story… ”
Far-away family members have strong needs to monitor health conditions of their older parents or relatives. We decided to prioritize activity detection and storytelling UI.

Project Outcome