Our project is nonprofit and aims to help seniors understand how to use technology in their daily lives by creating videos that are simple and easy to follow.As in this day and age seniors are afraid to use their smart devices other than the basic call function which can prevent seniors from receiving the benefits associated with the use of apps that could track their medication, allow them to video call, and etc. These seniors are therefore being left out from the increasing digital society. In order to accomplish this goal, we are creating instructional videos on the uses of technology. Seniors will be able to follow simple instructions demonstrated in our videos on what smart devices they want to learn how to use. Also many new healthcare apps such as PGHD (Patient Generated Healthcare Data) and patient monitoring apps require the user to have some proficiency with smart devices. While doing this project we learned how to make videos that are clear and concise, as well as how to reach out to retirement homes to assess their need for a project such as this. Through script writing for our videos, we have also learned how to cater to our target audience so that our videos will be a reliable source for them. Much thought has been put into how we can better serve our audience through our resource project. Our mentor has worked with us to develop an effective method to combat the issues seniors face in this day and age. We have seen firsthand how projects are first drafted based on the needs of the consumer and then put into action after careful planning. Our internship project has also taught us how to interrogate the marketplace for similar products that might exist, reach out to our target audience and meet their needs, and the marketing that is involved in order to get our product out to the public.
Dr. Richard Vazquez MD FACS; SafeStart Medical, CEO/CMO
Innovation, Workforce Development, Career Pathways, Career Development
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
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Myint, Melissa '21, "SAFESTART: Simplifying Technology for Seniors" (2020). 2020 Intern Reports. 31.