GoodRobot for the Home: Field Test
Good Robot’s InHome Monitoring System – Good Robot will collaborate with George Brown College to test, validate and refine their Good Robot InHome system prior to their official commercial launch. Good Robot is a Toronto-based company that specializes in emerging technologies such as telerobitics, handheld assistive devices, and home automation technology. These products are designed with the objective of transforming the way healthcare services can be delivered to individuals in need. Good Robot’s InHome system allows elderly people to live an active and independent lifestyle in their own homes, while staying connected to their family and caregivers. The system incorporates monitoring technology, sensors, and automation equipment within the home to measure an individual’s activities and communicates this information remotely with family and caregivers through an easy-to-use visual interface. With George Brown College’s assistance, Good Robot will be able to execute this project to address a problem that all of us will eventually encounter: either caring for an elderly family member, or trying to maintain our independence ourselves as we age. Principal Investigator Tyler Krimmel M.A. and Co-Investigators Khalid Danok, Ph.D. and Iris Epstein, Ph.D., will use their extensive industry experience to execute 20 in-home field tests in the greater Toronto area. They will identify relevant real-world data that will be used to assess the value and market potential of GoodRobot’s automation and monitoring system for the elderly and their family and / or caregivers. Once completed Good Robot will have a better understanding of their potential consumers’ user experiences, the impact the technology has (both socially and financially) on caregivers and family relationships and how this information will enhance their business model to meet the needs of their target demographic.
- Iris Epstein
- Khalid Danok, PhD.
- Tyler Krimmel
- Community Wellness, Health & Education
- Design for the Smart Economy
- Health eHome (HH)
- Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
- School of Computer Technology