We are very excited to announce the preview a brand new feature designed to help families keep in touch even when they’re not actively video calling: Daily Updates.
The Daily Update feature allows your Older Adult to record a 30 second video message, from their TV, at a specific time you set, on a regular basis.
Here’s how it works, in more detail:
- We will add you to the Program and you will then see a brand new “Caregiver” tab. In this case, we assume that you're a family caregiver to your older mother, who lives in another state.
- From this Tab, you will be able to Setup the Daily Update schedule, by selecting the days of the week for the update, and the time. For example, you can set up Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.
- Once the schedule is set up, your mom's will turn on at the correct time, switch to the Spark, and prompt her with “How are you feeling?” and a 15 second countdown, to allow them to get ready.
- The recording will start, and continue for 30 seconds. Once the 30 seconds complete, the recording is ended and uploaded to our servers. You will then receive a notification, and you can open the ONSCREEN App to view the daily update, and see how your mom is doing.
We believe that this feature will make it easier to stay in touch with older loved ones, and alleviate some of the worry or concern that comes with caring for family that’s not near us. We’re also working on other new features that will also help with this.
So please let us know right away if you’d like to preview this feature before we roll it out to everyone else.