Jérôme is a man in his 50s who works full time and has cared for his elderly father with arthritis and diabetes for 5 years. He provides about 15 hours of help a week. His father lives in a semi-independent seniors home. Jérôme goes to see him about twice a day and goes shopping with him. In the summer, they go on weekly outings together. Jérôme’s father hardly walks anymore and mainly travels in motorized wheelchairs. He can take a few steps while being heavily supported. When they go out in the summer, Jérôme’s father uses a scooter.
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|What could be created?|
|1. Jérôme’s father uses a wireless phone, but often forgets to hang up. In these moments, Jérôme can’t reach his father. He would like a way to avoid this situation.|
|2. Jérôme would like his father’s transfers to be safer, whether the transfer is from one chair to another or to his stationary bike.|
|3. Jérôme would like his father’s outings to be safer.||His father uses a motorized wheelchair outdoors most of the time and occasionally uses a scooter.|
|4. Jérôme would like to make sure that his father takes his medicine.||