by Team RUOK

Ireland : World Citizenship Competition

Project Description

RUOK is an integrated system using television, mobile applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable older people to remain at home for longer. By connecting the RUOK set-top box to a standard Television, RUOK enables older people and their carers to address three of the key issues of independent living, namely medication management, physical well-being and the problem of social isolation.

What They Learned

We learned that in order to get a real solution, we need a blend of cross-disciplines. The team consists of members of different disciplines, software developers and product designers. It allowed us to push the technology while keeping the users and their needs central.