Last update: 18-August-2018


Every country in the world is currently facing the problem of an aging population, In developed countries, the average aging index is 106%. When it comes to that of individual countries, Japan’s is 200%, Germany’s is 162%, Canada’s is 100%, France’s is 95%, the United Kingdom’s is 94%, Korea’s is 93%, Singapore’s is 69%, and so on.
In contrast, developing countries average 21%, with China at 59%, Malaysia at 23%, the Philippines at 12%. In the case of Taiwan, its aging index is 92%.

The number of foreign domestic employees in Taiwan has increased 5.77 percent last year, nearly triple 2015’s growth, there were 624,758 migrant workers, 237,291 of whom were employed as caregivers or home helpers. 


Our team has found communication costs are too high between foreign worker, employer and elder( grandpa or grandma) such as

Foreign worker perspective:

  1. Chinese in Taiwan are not really the same on what foreign worker had learned in their country.
  2. Rule and Task assign by the employer isn’t clear.
  3. No modest breaks time.

Employer perspective:

  1. Each physical and mental condition of the elderly is different, would be nice to catch up as fast as possible.
  2. Able to communicate with foreign worker by daily used words and slang.


We ran some interview with Indonesia workers by using in-depth interview and focus group methods. They shared a lot of their own experiences and life stories so that we can put ourselves in the place to think and conduct insights.


We hope to design a mobile device App, the main function is based on “tutorials.” Allow foreign care to quickly adapt to the care work and build a foundation of mutual trust with the employer. These are our highlights: Instant translation, tutorials, recipes, and emergency contact functions. 


Apps structure


Team members:

  1. Oo Kang Zheng (Prototype, Business modal)
  2. Horace Chuang (Video production, Project Manager)
  3. Vivian Wang (UI/UX Design)
  4. Jill Hsu (UX, Mockup)


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