We set out to develop a connected home solution that not only focuses on the fridge interface but also integrates seamlessly with other smart devices in the home. Our solution is specifically designed to improve the quality of life for families coping with chronic medical conditions. Unlike other commercial applications that may only focus on household task management like ChoreMonster or medical management like CareZone, we have taken a comprehensive and holistic approach by integrating a variety of features and functionality.
Therefore, we outlined the key functions of the application:
- manage and track medical conditions
- schedule appointments, store and share medical information
- store and share medical information
- manage household tasks, groceries, and daily commutes.
Additionally, the fridge-specific features we have added, such as adjusting the refrigerator temperature and checking contents with a fridge camera, offer a level of convenience and ease of use that sets our app apart from others in the market.
We created four user personas to represent different members of a family coping with a chronic medical condition. We used this to guide the design of a connected home application that addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by families with chronic medical conditions.