REHABILITATE. RECONNECT. RESHAPE
The growth of the aging population in the next 20 years is predicted to increase the demand on hospital ward space and ongoing medical monitoring, raising a cause for concern for health services. The social and physical changes which occur during aging can onset a number of health complications. Frailty augments the severity of other ailments and prolongs recovery times, it was therefore chosen as the condition of focus. BLU presents a technological solution, which creates a new emotional bond with robotic pets and humans, using the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) to both monitor and rehabilitate the frail in a more meaningful, and less intrusive way
Uses colour changing LED’s as indicators to the progress of the user, during a colour change, the Primary User (PU) can be prompted to check their BLU app for more information on
In the BLU speculative future, it is predicted that data will be a large commodity in society, with individuals having more governance over their data PU uses key to give their Next Of in (NOK) permission to access their medical data.
Connects PU and BLU dog. Allows the PU to connect with other BLU dogs on their trip through touching paws, they are able to be put on path with them again on other trails
NOK also receives mantle piece bone. This acts as another source of visual communication about the status of the PU