Technologies Developed at 2015 Caring for the Caregiver Hack
- Virginia Tech: (Grand Prize Winner): CareFood, an online platform that connects caregivers to share a virtual dinner table and community – sharing recipes while offering customized shopping lists and meal plans based on nutritional needs and dietary restrictions of themselves and the care recipient.
- George Mason University (People’s Choice Winner): Family Room, an online portal that allows caregivers to combat isolation via connections with family near and far, while capturing the care recipient's shared life story.
- James Madison University: The Duke Juke, a remotely controlled retro jukebox preloaded with favorite music for patients with memory loss and dementia – includes a built-in camera enabling caregivers to see care recipient.
- Lynchburg College: Peace of Mind, a web interface allowing long-term care facilities to upload data about a resident to share with family/caregivers – keeping them informed and connected when their loved one is living at a facility.
- University of Virginia: CareFully, a web platform and app to help caregivers plan, access local resources, and improve their own self-care behaviors.
- Virginia Commonwealth University: Voluntask, an online tool to help caregivers find neighbors to help with day-to-day tasks.
- William & Mary: An easy-to-use texting service for Alzheimer’s caregivers with no smart phones. No frills, but helpful answers. Simply text number and input key words and a response is texted to you based on what your inquiry was concerning.