"Watchelp Assistant" works in association with the "Watchelp Companion" or "Watchelp Companion Phone" application, which can also be downloaded here on the App Store.
The Watchelp application is designed to facilitate the autonomy of people with cognitive disorders, including memory and perception disorders, as well as difficulties in organising, deciding or planning. These different symptoms can be caused by a syndrome, an disease or a brain trauma, such as
- Down's syndrome
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Infections or disorders of the nervous system
- brain tumors
- head trauma
- Lewy body disease
- Huntington's disease
Watchelp consists of 3 applications:
"Watchelp Assistant", intended for the carer (parent, health professional etc...) who looks after a person in a dependency situation.
"Watchelp Companion", reserved for the person with cognitive disorders, if used with their Apple Watch (list of compatible models available in the Watchelp Assistant application).
"Watchelp Companion Phone", only for the person with cognitive impairment, if used with their iPhone.
The Watchelp application allows you to geolocate the person you are helping in real time and/or to plan a series of tasks to be carried out (sequentials) by detailing them step by step. The instructions arrive in the form of images, pictograms and/or texts on their iPhone or Apple Watch, to guide the person through all the daily tasks that they do not carry out spontaneously or that they tend to forget. You will also be able to create memos that can be consulted at any time, in order to provide them with solutions at hand if they find themselves in an unexpected or destabilizing situation (for example: "if I lose my keys" or "if I miss my bus" etc...).
From its "Watchelp Companion" or "Watchelp Companion Phone" application, the person you are accompanying will also be able to tell you their mood thanks to four easily accessible smileys (happy, very happy, sad or angry) or trigger an alert if they find themselves in danger or in great difficulty.
The Watchelp application has many advantages:
- Promotes independence and self-esteem
- Soothes the family environment
- Acts as a brain training method
- Provides security and reassurance
- Encourages the ability to do many everyday tasks on one's own
- Helps to develop a sense of time
- Relieves the burden on parents and carers.
- Helps to keep in touch, even from a distance.
- Helps to manage unusual and destabilising situations
- Helps to manage one's schedule and appointments