All children and people with autism,
Alzheimer, down syndrom, AHDH…
The same advantages :
Lighten the burden on parents and professionals
The mobile app that enables autonomy for all children and people with cognitive and mental disorders
WatcHelp will program a series of step by step tasks. The instructions come in the form of text, pictures or pictograms on a connected watch that vibrates to alert the users. They will respond in one click to instantly inform parents or professionals that they have received and followed the instructions.
The application is customizable and adaptable to every situation and for every age.
They are managed by the parents or professionals to guide, reassure and develop independence.
Organize the daily tasks
The sequential is a module that organizes the daily tasks in the form of simple alerts to which the user will answer by “yes” or “no”. Pictograms can be used in the case of a child that cannot read.
Alerts will be raised on the parent or professional Smartphone if the user does not answer or answers “no” twice consecutively. Look at the video
Overall view of the planning
This function makes it possible to consult all the tasks or appointments scheduled in the timetable. It reassures the users who can (at any time), have a comprehensive view of the planning. The user will know what to do or where to go during the day. Look at the video
Manage destabilizing situations
Memo provides step by step solutions to overcome unplanned situations. It will reassure and guide the user to help overcome stress and panic. Situations could be for example ‘I missed my bus’ or ‘I lost my keys’. Look at the video
Create manual sequential
The memo feature can also be used to develop non automatic sequentials. The users will be able to scroll directly on their connected watch, and at their own pace, to view the various tasks to be realized. This is particularly suited to more independent persons who do not need to receive automatic reminders. Look at the video
Create an image bank
Parents or professionals can build their own image bank in the memo function. Listed by by theme – food , toys, emotions … – the pictures will allow a non speaking person to show on his connected watch an image expressing a need or an emotion. Look at the video
An app to gain autonomy
A big step for the handicapped and their families/helpers
At the origin of the development of the WatcHelp app, there is Estelle AST, mother of a child with autism. She has battled for many years to improve the autonomy of her son and people with cognitive and mental disorders : Autism, Alzheimer, Parkinson, trisomy, TDAH…
“Our mission is to develop digital, customizable and affordable solutions, user friendly and available on connected objects in order to bring autonomy to all children and people with cognitive or mental disorders”.
A courageous mother
It all started at the top of a crane where Estelle AST shouts her anger against the arbitrary withdrawal of the special assistant who enabled her autistic son Allan to go to school. The young woman is proven right, but becomes conscious of the limited help she will get from the authorities.
From then on, she has only one objective: develop hers son’s autonomy so that he can, one day, live an independent life and fend for himself.
Children with autism tend to do best when they have a highly-structured routine. To help Allan manage the everyday tasks, Estelle creates a schedule with pictures that she pins on a wall. Allan consults the board to follow the routine. Astute, but not very practical!
From then on, Estelle worked tirelessly on developing an app to send instructions to a connected watch.
Thanks to the help of a young and invested developers team and the financial participation of other partners, Estelle launches the Androïd version of the WatcHelp App in February 2016.
She has since received several rewards, of which the Lepine, Ocirp Handicap and the Connected Health congress.
Today WatcHelp is shortly available for iOS and already available for Android users.
Connected Health Monaco
Placed under the High patronage of S.A.S, Prince Albert II de Monaco, the second edition of Connected Health Monaco rewarded WatcHelp with the 1st prize – “CHM206 Award”. Read the article
Concours Atout Soleil
GENERALI* Responsible Generation award was given to WatcHelp : a connected watch for autistic children. The app was developped by an autistic child’s mum. Loot at the video
* Leader in the insurance business
Is my connected watch compatible with the WatcHelp app ?
Do I need one or two Smartphones to connect with the WatcHelp app ?
Can I download my own images or pictograms ?
Can children use WatcHelp ?
As early as three years old or as soon as the child can understand a visual instruction (image, symbols, pictograms…).
Are the compatible connected watches water-proof ?
Is WatcHelp compatible with iOS or Android users ?
WatcHelp is compatible with both iOS and Android and is available in the Google Play Store and in the Apple app store.