| Posted on 18/02/2014 - 18:27|
Follow.Me is a stylish watch designed for kids, teenagers, disabled people and pets, which will carry a low consuming GPS and a GSM modem to share its position with family members through a web application and a mobile app for multiple devices.
Follow.Me aims to satisfy people’s desire of monitoring the position of family members or pets, in order to prevent danger situations. There is nothing more frightening than losing a child in a crowded mall or an amusement park. When a child moves, for any reason, away from parents , it is extremely important for the well being of the child to find and retrieve them quickly. Pets are a part of the family, and anyone who's ever lost a pet knows the heartache this involves. Satellite tracking devices can help quickly locate missing child or pets. Keeping track of an elderly adult, with health or mental problems, is also sometimes a challenge. The Follow.Me platform (gps tracker + smartphone app and web app) aims to create an easy to use system to locate people or animals.
Follow.Me is a stylish watch designed for kids, teenagers, disabled people and pets.The watch will carry a low consuming GPS and a GSM modem in order to share its position with family members through a web application and a mobile app for multiple devices.Parents will be able to track their children using geofencing technologies in order to know when they leave or enter a given area, the speed they are traveling, send them short messages that will appear on the watch and even call them. Authorized users, mainly family members, will have access to: locationgeofencing areastravel speedopen/close of watchThey will be able to create safe/unsafe areas and alarms when the Follow.Me device leaves or reaches a given location.
Target group and social impact
Main target groups of the Follow.Me platform are: children: where the main goal is to track their movements and generate alerts when away from their parents or when leaving a given area; teenagers: in this case Follow.Me should track strange location behaviors, such as when entering an unsafe area, moving at a speed over a give threshold, generating consequent alerts on parents’ mobile devices; mentally disabled or elderly: in this case Follow.Me should help hospitals, nursing homes, or parents in the case someone unexpectedly leaves the area where they are supposed to remain; pets: Follow.Me should act as a pet finder in case dogs or cats travel too far from the house, garden or city apartment.
Competences of the applicant
Vincenzo Vecchio: computer engineer, has more than 15 years of experience in creating and building innovative start-ups, business development and project management. He also has extensive marketing experience and in supporting innovation through collaborations with medium to large companies and venture capitalists.
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