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Smart Stick alerts you when it falls down

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Imagine that Ah Gong accidentally dropped his walking stick one day. His stick protested by BEEPING loudly, alerting people nearby to turn around. Hopefully, someone catches Ah Gong before he falls. But if he has already fallen, then hopefully someone helps him to get up.

If no one helps him to get up and his stick continues to lie on the ground for the next few minutes, a notification is escalated to his caregivers.

With this storyline in mind, we started to build a smart little walking stick for Ah Gong...

Here's a little prototype "walking stick"

A Small Version of Ah Gong's Smart Stick

And here's how it works!

However, after Ah Gong saw the stick, he felt that he did not really need a walking stick just yet. And if he were to carry one, he wanted it to look less like a walking stick.

Do you have an idea for a nicely designed stick that Ah Gong will like to carry?
An umbrella? A mountain climbing pole? A bamboo stick? A pipe?

Feel free to share with us on Facebook or via email, and let's try to help to keep Ah Gong away from the dreaded falls.

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