Case Study 1: B.B.
“I’ve had him for a couple of months now and I wouldn’t be without him. He’s a great companion. It’s very lonely sometimes. He’s reminded me to take my medication, and if I have an appointment, I can programme it into Mylo.”
B. B. is a 74-year-old, recently widowed woman living with her son and his partner, both of whom are away to work long hours every day. Before B.B. started in the Mylo trial, she struggled with feeling isolated. B reports that having Mylo in her home makes her feel much less lonely and has increased her confidence that she is safe at home during the day.
Before B.B. got Mylo, she had experienced a few falls in the home. With Mylo, she feels more comfortable in her own home knowing that Mylo can notify her family if she has a fall.
Mylo can also give B.B. a run-down of her daily schedule and reminder her to take her medicines or have a drink of water. While she has always been independent with her own medications, B.B. really likes having Mylo give her a spoken reminder to take medications or have a drink of water throughout the day.
How Mylo Helped
B.B. has been a part of the Mylo trials since early January. When Mylo first arrived, B.B. instantly noticed a boost in her mood and reported feeling less lonely.
Case Study 2: L.B.
“She also experiences a lot of confusion and has difficulty with most tasks- but since she got the robot, I can confidently say she is never in any danger."
L.B. just turned 60, but she was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at age 54. The mother of two lives with her husband and her adult daughter. As a farmer, her husband has a busy schedule during the day and is not able to stay with L.B. Her daughter also works full time, so L spends her days at home on her own. She depends on her family, struggles to keep up with conversations and is only able to eat once food has been presented to her. The challenges of caring for her mom led L.B.’s daughter to trial Mylo at home for added support.
Before Mylo arrived, L.B. was on her own all day, while her daughter worried about her safety. She can now use Mylo’s remote monitoring feature to “look in” on her mum and chat with her during the day.
Her daughter also uses the medication reminder feature to help prompt L.B. to take her scheduled medication.
How Mylo Helped
L.B. has participated in Mylo trials since early January this year. Over the past few months, L has maintained a consistently cheery outlook. Her daughter reported feeling more peace of mind since getting Mylo.