Bachelor of Industrial Design
The risk of injury due to falls is a frequent problem for many Australians who suffer a medical condition or age-related illness. Custodian is a system comprised of a family of interactive products that provide 24 hour care. A wearable device automatically detects falls - even when outdoors. Custodian can cut emergency response times. Unlike existing designs, Custodian offers a contemporary package for discreet monitoring that stays by your side everyday. It is designed to fit seamlessly into the wearers lifestyle and decrease the chance non-use by using visual cues. The device is charged when the user is sleeping via a wireless charging station which doubles as an alarm clock radio. And to provide care while bathing, the device can be placed on a special bathroom dock. Also included in the system are unique attachment clips that offer a variety of wearable options.