HiLois is a platform that facilitates communications between the person in the middle of the Circle and their family and friends. HiLois is named after the founders mother who suffers from Alzheimers. The app was developed in partnership with researchers at the University of Cincinnati and a technology accelerator program.
HiLois requires no special hardware - have an older iPad that is not being used? Provide it to mom or dad and connect it to the network and you can send photos and messages to as easy as a text message. In moments, the post shows up on the iPad with an audible tone. They can enjoy the photos immediately from the family often afar. Other features encourage thinking.
HiLois was specifically designed to be cognitively scalable. This means the functions of the app can be dialed back for minimal user interaction where someone with dementia has limited abilities, or fully engaged for those who are perfectly capable of tapping, typing and changing settings. The single app is role-based and configured as the VIP (where the primary interface is a photo carousel) or for the supporting Circle (sending content and managed by a standard timeline view.)
Hi Lois is now free to use! Users will receive unlimited access to the following functionality:
* Create your own private social network.
* Send photos directly to a tablet photo carousel (up to 30 photos on the free plan)
* Chat in the app with members of your private Circle.