All children and people with autism,
Alzheimer, down syndrom, AHDH…

The same advantages :
Develop independence
Lighten the burden on parents and professionals

WatcHelp

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.

Functionalities

They are managed by the parents or professionals to guide, reassure and develop independence.

Sequential
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

Schedule
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

 

Memo
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

At home or on the go…

How does it work ?

The user’s watch is connected to a Smartphone on which sequentials, schedules and memos are programmed. The instructions arrive on the connected watch in the form of images, pictograms or words. A callback function allows the parent or professional to check on their Smartphone that the task was carried out (or not).

The WatcHelp admin interface  makes it easy to create or modify the various functions. It is available from any web browser and can be managed from a Smartphone, a computer or a tablet.

Why use a connected watch ? Because parents or professionals are sure that the users will wear them all day long : no risk of forgetting or losing it (unlike with a Smartphone or other devices). WatcHelp remains a discreet assistant that vibrates to signal a message. 

At home or in a medical home for the disabled
The connected watch and Smartphone communicate through a Bluetooth connection.

Look at the video

On the go, the users’watch and the parent/professional’s Smartphone connect thanks to a second Smartphone which the user carries with him (in their bag or in a pocket). The connection is made using 3G or 4G.

Look at the video

2 versions to answer all the needs

What is the difference between WatcHelp Interactive and WatcHelp Autonomy ?

WatcHelp Interactive enables to communicate remotely, whatever the distance.Thanks to the Internet network, the caregiver can ask questions and will receive an alert on his Smartphone if the user answers “no” twice to a command (or if he does not reply at all). The cargiver can also modify the sequential and the planning functions in real time.
However, the user needs to carry a Smartphone with him at all times : the reason beeing that todays connected watches do not have an integrated iSIM card.

WatcHelp Autonomy does not allow remote communication. The advantage however is that there is no need for the user to carry a Smartphone. He will receive his sequentials and consult his planning and memos freely, the information beeing stored on the watch itself. This is particularly convenient for children who cannot carry a Smartphone at school, or for users who do not need to be connected at all times.

WatcHelp Tutorial – 1st part

WatcHelp Tutorial – 2nd part

Choose your connected watch

Watchelp is compatible with several models of connected watches :

News

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Testimonials

WatcHelp

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”.

Estelle Ast

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.

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Rewards

Concours Lépine

During prestigious 115th international Concours Lépine, WatcHelp wins the Paris Chamber of Commerce prize. Read the article

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

OCIRP Handicap

At the 2016 edition of the Ocirp Handicap, Estelle Ast won the 1st prize in the category “Applied research and technology innovations”. Look at the video

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

Salon du handicap

On March 27 2017, WatcHelp wins the Innovation and Start-up trophee at the Handicap Trade Show in Paris : https://twitter.com/salonhandicap 

Trophées des Solutions

After her success at the Lepine, a new award for Estelle AST. The mother of an autistic boy has developped the WatcHelp app to help him gain autonomy daily. Read the article.

WATCHELP FAQs

If our FAQs does not answer your questions, simply and send your query by email : contact@watchelp-app.com

Is my connected watch compatible with the WatcHelp app ?

>> Choose your connected watch

Do I need one or two Smartphones to connect with the WatcHelp app ?

>> At home or on the go… how does it work ?”

Can I download my own images or pictograms ?

>> Check the video demo

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 ?

>> Check on the connected watch fact sheet. 

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.

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