Lively came to us with a great idea. They wanted to cater to the “sandwich parents,” people caring for aging family members as well as their own children. They had an idea for a system of sensors that track elderly customers’ movements and automatically notify family members if things are amiss. This offered a passive way to be aware of elderly daily activity without invading privacy or imposing the burden of wearables.
Lively wanted to avoid the triple Bs for most senior products— Big, Beige and Boring.
They wanted something that everyone would be proud to display in their homes and not blend in to the countless other black electronic boxes in the house.
We used the idea of the parent trinity to help inspire the form of Lively.
The entire hardware (with the exceptions of the electronics) was designed and engineered at Bould. I was responsible for making tool ready CAD and working direct with our electronics counterpart to make sure everything fit together perfect and went to production smoothly. I was responsible for delivering the final product from the first sketch to the final production parts.