The AbiBird app is a truly unique product assisting our older New Zealanders to retain their independence in their own homes. Here are some of the AbiBird app’s unique features.
Easy to view and intuitive line chart.
The AbiBird app’s primary feature is an easy to view, intuitive line chart that gives you an instant, hour-by-hour visual overview of the activity that has taken place in your loved one’s home over the past 24-hours. You will instantly be able to identify whether your cared-for person is following their ‘normal’ routine, or whether they may need to be checked upon.
An example of the instant visual signs that will be visible on the line chart include;
- Grey dots on the hourly markers: indicating that everything is fine within your loved-one’s home and within the routine schedule that has been set.
- Red dot on an hourly marker: indicating that there is an anomaly between the set routine and your loved one’s activity within the home.
- Yellow dot on an hourly marker: indicating that your loved one has tapped or bumped their AbiBird activity sensor, sending out an immediate ‘Call For Help’ to their Carer network.
The AbiBird app will notify you with alerts and notifications if activity (or no-activity) is outside of the scheduled routine that has been set for your cared-for person. The alerts provide the Carer with an indication that activity in their cared-for person’s home is presently unusual and outside of the set routine. The alerts will continue to be sent every hour until your cared-for person’s routine reverts to their ‘normal’ schedule. The alerts provide the Carer with an indication that they should be aware that they may need to look in on their loved-one if alerts continue to be received.
There are two types of alerts that can be sent by the AbiBird sensor to the AbiBird app including:
- If your loved one is within reach of their AbiBird sensor, they can manually trigger a ‘Call For Help’ alert by repeatedly (up to 10 times) tapping the sensor. This Call For Help alert will immediately appear as a notification on your smartphone, alerting you to take immediate action to see if your loved one needs assistance.
- If your loved one’s current activity (or lack of activity) is outside the schedule that has been set for that day, an anomaly in routine alert will be sent to your smartphone. This alert will be sent in accordance with the ‘sensitivity’ level that has been set for the schedule. The alerts will continue to be sent to your smartphone, every hour, until your loved-one’s activity reverts back to the set schedule.
Carer support network.
The AbiBird app can be shared with any number of users, allowing multiple family members or carers to view the activity of their older loved ones, no matter where they are in New Zealand, or the world. So you can share the peace of mind around the family. This feature may be particularly helpful if you are the primary Carer and you are going to be out of town for a few days.