Autism, Alzheimer, Parkinson,
trisomy…

The same advantages :
Develop independence for people with disabilities
Lighten the burden on parents and professionals

WatcHelp

The mobile app that enables autonomy for children and adults suffering from 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.

2,90 € / month / (first month free)

Test for free the first month, then pay a small monthly subscription.

WatcHelp will be shortly available in the Apple App Store and is already available in the Google Play Store.

Features

 

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

Séquential
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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRiqnN8DndY

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 : https://youtu.be/np2gBEV0FGU

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’ : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWLgt8dpTuw

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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhsDjJPZQX8

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 : https://youtu.be/zN3L9FM38Vs

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.

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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qUBAacZpgg

Choose your connected watch

WatcHelp has tested the app on the Asus Zenwatch 2

Découvrir et acheter

Watchelp is compatible with other connected watch models : 

Liste des montres connectées

Actualités

L’application WatcHelp adoptée par le SESSAD de Toulouse

Le SESSAD* de Toulouse a équipé plusieurs enfants et adultes d’une montre connectée sur laquelle est installée l’application WatcHelp. L’objectif est d’en mesurer l’effet en fonction du profil de chaque personne.
Entretien avec Carine MANTOUAN, Directrice du Sessad de Toulouse et Docteur en Psychologie.

« Les personnes atteintes d’autisme ont des difficultés au niveau de la prise d’autonomie parce qu’elles ont du mal à planifier et à organiser. C’est aussi ce que l’on retrouve dans d’autres troubles apparentés. Lorsque Estelle AST nous a présenté l’application WatcHelp, nous avons tout de suite pensé qu’il s’agissait d’un outil particulièrement bien adapté aux besoins de nos patients. La montre connectée est de plus un outil qui plait aux autistes: ils sont en effet très attirés par tout ce qui touche à l’informatique.

WatcHelp permet à l’aidant de ne plus être continuellement derrière l’enfant. Le rappel automatique envoyé sur la montre est déconnecté de la personne qui donne les instructions. L’application prend le relais de situations qui peuvent aboutir à des crises toujours difficiles à vivre et à maîtriser. Je pense que WatcHelp va permettre aux patients atteints de troubles cognitifs comme les autistes d’acquérir de l’autonomie à long terme car ils vont rentrer dans un fonctionnement répétitif qui est la base de l’apprentissage par la routine. De plus, ils ont l’impression de faire les choses en toute autonomie, et ils en sont très fiers.

* Les Services d’Education et de Soins Spécialisés A Domicile (SESSAD) accompagnent dans leur environnement naturel des enfants et des adolescents porteurs d’une déficience mentale, atteints d’autisme ou de troubles apparentés, ou polyhandicapés.

 

 

Troubles cognitifs : une montre 2.0 pour plus d’autonomie

« Es-tu bien arrivé ? », « As-tu pris ton petit déjeuner ? », « As-tu pris ta douche ? » ; les messages de WatcHelp, montre connectée, guident les personnes atteintes de troubles cognitifs dans leur quotidien avec l’objectif de développer leur autonomie. Allan, garçon autiste, peut répondre aux questions de posées par sa montre par « Oui » ou «Non ». Pratique et simple d’utilisation, l’application a été imaginée par sa maman en 2015 puis développée par la société FrenchApp grâce au financement participatif (lire article ci-dessous). Le but de WatcHelp n’est donc pas de lire l’heure.

L’application réunit trois fonctions en même temps : séquentielle pour programmer les tâches à effectuer, planning pour programmer des rendez-vous et mémo pour guider la personne en cas de situation déstabilisante susceptible de générer une crise d’angoisse. « Allan a l’impression de faire les choses seul, explique Estelle Ast, initiatrice du projet. Cela le rend plus fier et plus confiant, même si l’objectif final, bien sûr, est qu’il puisse être autonome sans avoir à se servir de sa montre. Lorsqu’Allan m’a demandé quel était mon travail, je lui ai répondu… « Te permettre de devenir un homme  ».
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L’application toulousaine WatcHelp accumule les récompenses

Créée par une Toulousaine cet hiver, cette application permet à des personnes souffrant de troubles cognitifs de gagner en indépendance. Elle a depuis remporté de nombreux prix au concours Lépine, au concours start-up du salon Connected Health de Monaco, ainsi qu’au concours Ocirp.

« Je n’aurais jamais cru que mon outil remporterait autant de prix. Non seulement elle facilite le quotidien de mon fils Allan depuis cinq mois mais elle est intéresse de nombreuses personnes, associations convaincues qu’elle permet de gagner en autonomie », raconte Estelle Ast,
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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 suffering from 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 those suffering from 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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Partners

Rewards

Concours Lépine

During prestigious 115th international Concours Lépine, WatcHelp wins the Paris Chamber of Commerce prize : http://www.concours-lepine.com/palmares/concours-lepine-international-2016/tableau-dhonneur-2016/

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” : http://radiozerosix.fr/podcasts/watchelp-en-interview-au-connected-health-486

OCIRP Handicap

At the 2016 edition of the Ocirp Handicap, Estelle Ast won the 1st prize in the category “Applied research and technology innovations” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlkfV2w_zHk

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 WhatcHelp app ?

>> Choose your connected watch

Do I need one or tow 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 two 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 shortly in the Apple app store.

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