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SEAM / Remote communication tool

SEAM
SEAM

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

8.7 million people in Europe who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease are disconnected from their families. “Seam” leverages video-calling to offer early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, friends, and caregivers a low-barrier way to create togetherness at a distance. It consists of hardware for the Alzheimer's patient in the form of a video camera and a portable device that connects to the TV, and an app for caregivers, friends, and families. The two groups can communicate through instant messaging in the form of voice recordings, videos, and pictures, asynchronously, and through video calls or by playing multiplayer games.

This design is innovative and thorough down to the last detail.
Jury-Statement
When designing Seam, we wanted to create a service that marginalized user groups can benefit from during this pandemic. We feel very grateful that Seam was nominated, especially in the category for reducing inequality.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Soh Heum Hwang,
Umeå Institute of Design

Anna Maria Puchalska,
Umeå Institute of Design

Oliver Weglinski,
Umeå Institute of Design