Designed with the elderly in mind, Google Mate is the first in a series of smart connected devices that aim to enhance the lives of elderly individuals. Not only useful as a light source, the base of the unit also serves a variety of interactive functions that are useful and uplifting for them.
As a tabletop lamp, it can be activated by voice or a simple touch. The light source itself can also be removed entirely and used like a flashlight for navigating through rooms and hallways in the dark. Using the base, which is a central element in the 5-piece series, elderly individuals can make calls, listen to messages, share music with family members, check out the news, set alarms and reminders, and much more! With its smart features and intuitive controls, it simultaneously encourages independence and social connection with others.
Designer: Subinay Malhotra