Designing ElliQ, Part I: Name and Face

Designing ElliQ, Part I: Name and Face

In a series of blog posts to come, we’d like to further introduce you to ElliQ, our active aging companion. In this series, we’d like to share a few aspects about ElliQ that will help you get to know her better: why she looks the way she looks, the depth of her personality, the meaning behind her moves and motions, and more. In this first post we’ll dive into the thought behind the name “ElliQ” as well as into the design of her face.

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The World Turned Upside Down: The Emotional Journey of Caring for Parents

The World Turned Upside Down: The Emotional Journey of  Caring for Parents

Suddenly, you discover that your roles have been reversed: It’s as if you’re the parent, the one who’s coaxing, watching, ready to prevent a fall, providing support getting in and out of the car. Watching a parent decline is a painful experience that, for most people, pulls at many different difficult emotions: helplessness, perhaps loneliness, and sometimes feelings of emotional conflict.

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