Final year project
Prolonging the independence of individuals with Dementia through an aid to support daily routine
Anno Routine Hub
The Anno routine hub visualises tasks which need to be completed in a minimal and time-based manner. The routine hub can be wall mounted or placed onto a surface based on the user's preferences. At the time a routine item needs to be completed, a pre-recorded voice message from a relative or carer is played, and the central display automatically rises and illuminates, providing both audio and visual indicators to the user.
Anno Wearable and Beacons
A combination of sensors, consisting of a wearable and ceiling fixed bluetooth beacons are used to track the user's specific location in the home, meaning their daily behaviours, and adherence to routine can be observed over time via the mobile app.
The Anno mobile app can be used by either relatives or carers to the individual with dementia. On the app, the user's personal weekly routine's can be organised and modified when necessary. On the app the user's adherence to their routine can also be observed, through by tracking their specific room activity from the beacons, as well as observe their activity using the anno routine hub. Unusual behaviours, or decline in routine adherence can therefore be detected, and can be used as an indicator if more care support is needed.
Double Award-winning Tap Dash
Tap Dash is a double award-winning inclusive sports game for the visually impaired and physically disabled. The concept has recently been professionally manufactured as part of the ASSET Inclusive Design Award.
After rigorous research and development, Elliot has designed a product suite to help individuals with Dementia. The main device manages their daily routines, visualising tasks in a simple, easy to understand way. As the user’s Dementia develops, routine tasks can be modified by loved ones as necessary.
Elliot is a creative and meticulous individual and he approaches all his design challenges with tenacity, energy and enthusiasm. His design interests lie not only within creative and aesthetic direction, but also within user-centred research, to design effective solutions for real world problems. In 2017, Elliot won the 'Andrew Simpson Sports Enabling Trust' inclusive design competition, and was awarded a bursary to prototype his design, 'Tap Dash'. Alongside his academic studies, Elliot has developed the design, and has had 'Tap Dash' manufactured professionally. 'Tap Dash' has since been shortlisted for the LeicestershireLive Innovation awards and Elliot is a finalist running for Young Innovator of the Year.
'19 Finalist - LeicestershireLive Young Innovator of the Year '18 Diploma in Professional Studies '17 Winner - ASSET Inclusive Design Competition
'16 TUV SUD - Administrative Assistant '16 New Designers - Exhibition Intern 16' The London Design Festival Volunteer
July 2017 - June 2018