An App/Software Project
By Isabel, Jeniah, Edwin, Jordana, and Josiah
Middle School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ MS 582
About this Project:
Hi, our names are Isabel, Jeniah, Edwin, Jordana, and Josiah. We are 6th grade students at M.S. 582. We have created an app called Bed Bound and Beyond™. This app is designed to help people with Limited Mobility/Bed Bound. Being bed bound means you can't get out of bed because your body either can't move or you get tired really fast and easily.
We chose to help the people with limited mobility because there's a lot of people who are no longer able to go outside and live their every day lives because they can't get out of bed. This app will assist people with limited mobility or who are bed bound by calling for help when needed, grocery shopping, bed control, and other types of help for indoor and outdoor needs.
When we created the app, we thought of what everyday activities we take for granted and are hard for people who aren't as limber or can't move much. Like shopping, or cooking, or cleaning and picking up things. Some of our ideas were from individual members of the group, but some of them turned out better when we worked together, like MAIDEN™ or FAC™ /Find A Cargo
We are happy with the way our app turned out because we liked it and felt like our hard work paid off. Iit took about a week to get that done and we did go for a little bit more extra help. We helped each other along the way so that's why it came out so well.
If we had more time to refine our app, we would like to add more activities for the person to do. We would add a drawing part or a part where you can watch T.V. Shows that you can't find on regular T.V/Cable. The app is overall good by itself but adding these things can make the app even better.
Feedback from the Judges:
Deveena Sood 👏 BFA Integrated Design Student at Parsons School of Design Senior — Emoti-Con Judge
This is so great! I love how multifaceted this app is. You have been so innovative and thoughtful with the features that you are providing. Most importantly you are really thinking about your user and putting yourself in their shoes to understand their need. You are empowering people! I wonder how we might add some personal touches to features in the app. For example, maybe users can set a list of their grocery staples with bread, milk etc. That way they can just select the already created list and add a few more items instead of having to recreate the list every time. It might also be worth exploring how this app might connect people who are in similar situations. While not everyone may want to interact, perhaps there are people who are lonely. Maybe you could have a feature to meet new people who are also bed-bound. You guys work great as a team! So commendable. Keep up the great work.
Larry Lieberman 👏 CEO at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
It's all about optimism! The positive attitude, design, and colors of this app and the presentation are awesome! Too often, products for less-mobile people are presented in dark, doom and gloomy ways -- but not Bed Bound and Beyond! Your love and respect for the user and your enthusiasm for this product come because of the bright colors, fun app design, and positive presentation. Starting with Ruff is awesome -- everyone benefits from loving pets, but you understand that it can be difficult for less mobile people to care for a dog full time -- so you've created a rental model. Brilliant! Your insight to share recipes that require no more than 5 simple hand motions is both empathetic and practical. Really great work! Thank you for doing this.
Michael Carroll 👏 Head of Product at Baton Technologies — Emoti-Con Judge
Thank you for putting so much time and effort into an app that can help a good cause. It's clear how well you thought through the features and design of the app. As you present, it may help to focus on your team output a bit more thank individual ideas. Sometimes the best teams don't remember who came up with what idea. It's clear you all brought something strong to the table. I love all the ideas and the color scheme to present it, too!
Matt Turner 👏 Strategic Advisor and Technologist at Independent Consultant — Emoti-Con Judge
I really like this app. It has a great vision and you did a great job of understanding your audience and creating an environment for people with special needs to get resources. I also really love that you included a way to get a dog to help and make things easier and how you thought through all the steps of the process you would need to deliver that service.
The app covers a lot and you might consider choosing one area to build out and test your ideas. You might also consider working with other groups and/or existing organizations that provide resources. For instance pet or food services. In that way your app could become a platform that really connects with your audience and tailors the experience to help them get the best resources.
Great job - keep up the good work and I hope to see Bed Bound & Beyond helping people in the future!
Feedback from the Community:
👏 a Parent from USA
This is a VERY thoughtful app, and I think it would REALLY help the sick, shut in and elderly members of our community.
👏 a Community Member
Great App! To make it something that people can speak into (like Siri or Alexa) would make it AMAZING!
👏 a Community Member from Texas
Love the BBB App. Very innovative and thoughtful. A timely idea and approach that’s needed. Nice job team BBB!
A VERY proud Aunt 👏 a Community Member from San Antonio, Texas
What an AMAZING idea! I love the way you guys thought of a way to help individuals with limited mobility-especially in a time when we are living in a Pandemic. In addition to all of your great features, I know the app will provide peace of mind knowing that their needs can be met with just a simple click. I also think it would be awesome to add a feature that assisted visual & hearing impaired individuals as well. All in all, this idea is a 10 out of 10. Great work!
Bernie 👏 a Parent from Bushwick Brooklyn
Love this Idea soooo Much. It Is BEAUTIFUL and HEART WARMING to Know that the Minds of Tomorrow have such Amazing ideas.
Gaga V. 👏 a Parent from San Antonio, Texas
I love the idea! It's so wonderful. Amazing job.
Sophia 👏 a Middle School Student
love your guys idea on this app
Jahlil 👏 a Middle School Student from Bronx
👏 a Middle School Student
I love how much detail and information you gave us about your app and I think your app is a really good idea. 👍👍👍👍👍
👏 a Middle School Student
nice that is cool
jaslene 👏 a Middle School Student from new york
Ms. Balzaretti 👏 a Teacher
It is such a beautiful and awesome idea! The elderly are often overlooked or forgotten and this truly is an amazing idea to help them and allow them to continue to LIVE LIFE efficiently and safely. Kudos to you all!
John 👏 a Middle School Student from New York
Good job on this app I’m sure that this app will help a lot of people.
Vanessa 👏 a Teacher from Brooklyn
This is such an innovative idea! You all definitely on to something here!
Jaylen beaz 👏 a Middle School Student
I don’t want the project to change
Jada 👏 a Middle School Student
This app is cool.
👏 a Teacher
This is an impressive, sophisticated and special system. Having multiple features for immobile individuals is excellent! We appreciate your hard and great work!
Mr. Amobi 👏 a Community Member from Brooklyn, NY
I'm very proud of the hard work you put into developing this app. This is not only innovative, it can be extremely useful for the vulnerable. Great job coming together to create this! Excellent work team.
CeeGeeNY 👏 a Teacher from New York City, NY (USA)
Bed, Bound & Beyond... what a clever name!! I can definitely see an app with this title be a success! This app contains quite a few features that most bed-bound people (and those that aren't), can choose and use at their will and discretion. To be able to send a cook, or baker to your home to cook whatever it is you want to eat... or to be able to rent a trained dog for as long as you need it... or to request a maid... ingenious! And then, to top it off... your company has a high-tech, state-of-the-art bed system... I WANT ONE OF THOSE!! But really, overall clever and nicely designed!! Congrats!!
Jiji 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Congratulations on all your hard work. I am a person who suffers from CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Degenerative disc disease. My vitamin levels are depleted. After being busy i become very exhausted. I am mostly in bed. This is a great app. I am amazed that a collectove group of middle schoolers could create an app to help people such as myself with disabilities. Very smart and intuitive. Never get discouraged and always move that bar farther and farther. Continue to push yourselves. You can accomplish all things through Christ who stregnthens you. It does not matter the color of your skin or where you grew up nor what grown ups say you reach the stars.