ClientYves Behar
DesignerYves Behar Michelle Dawson Il Gu Cha Dan Semo Evan Sorenstein Anthony Decosta Qin Li Guy Noren Remy Carole Nicola Broderick Eric Oesterle Jaehoon Jung Alessandro Batisti Julia Plevin Mike McHale
Prize2nd Place in Media And Home Electronics / Robotics
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Entry Description

Despite today’s advancements in technology, there is a large demographic often neglected in the design of emerging innovations – the aging population. And yet, their needs are great: staying mentally and physically active, and avoiding loneliness, can be a major challenge for older adults living alone. ElliQ is an active aging companion designed specifically to learn about you and your personal goals and needs, in order to motivate you to stay engaged. Whether it’s reminding you to take walks, listen to music, or inviting your family to Skype in and say hello, ElliQ is a friendly and unobtrusive tool designed with your individual needs in mind. A separated screen and ‘companion’ structure were designed specifically to foster comfort and familiarity: elegantly balancing the fine line between an object and a robot, with subtle gestures to bring it to life in a relatable (and lovable) manner.