Kairoz - Plan and Structure
Structure is of great importance for child functioning. Structure and routines provide a sense of security and help to avoid stress caused by not knowing how the day will evolve.
Kairoz helps parents and/ or caretakers to define a structured activity schedule for their kids. Using a positive feedback system with rewards, children will be rewarded by the parents and/ or caretakers when they adhere to the schedule. Kairoz focuses on the morning and evening routines, which can be especially challenging and causing stress when time pressure is present, for example when a child needs to be on time at school.
Kairoz sends notifications when activities are scheduled, and shows animations of the activities that are scheduled for the child. Using this visual aid, children will be stimulated to perform this activity as well. In addition, a timer is displayed is during each activity, which will improve the sense and understanding of time for the children.
The schedules, child appearances, goals and rewards are all highly customizable. For the child, a variety of scenes is available to view their progress and appearance in the app. Moreover, reports are available for parents and/ or caretakers to overview the child's performance.
"Kairoz" is based on the Greek word "Kairos", which is the personification of the right time, the opportunity. With Kairoz, we present you a great opportunity and a mean to offer your child a fun and interactive way to structure their behavior and improve his/ her understanding of time.
Who are we:
- Fabienne van Vliet (Bsc Psychology, Msc Neuropsychology) works as a psychologist with mainly children. In her work as a psychologist she experiences how aiding children in structuring their days and routines helps them to improve their overview of the day and perform better in their daily activities.
The idea for Kairoz originated mainly from her experiences as a psychologist.
- Sander Frenken (Bsc Biomedical Sciences, Msc Neuropsychology) works as an IT professional, with a large interest for the application of technology in medical situations.
Together, we have designed and built this app. We hope you like it and it aids you well. Thank you for your interest in Kairoz.
** No internet connection is required to use Kairoz. Kairoz does not have any link to the outside world, and your data will never be shared to any instances through Kairoz. Kairoz will ask you to have access to push local notifications. These are used to notify when an activity is scheduled, and only run locally on the device. **
** Kairoz is desgined for all iPads, and for iPhones version 5(S) and higher. Earlier versions of iPhone than 5 might have performance and appearance issues, and are not recommended to install Kairoz on. **