Geographical mobility, emigration and single parenthood can all weaken family ties. These days, grandparents, parents, children, aunts and uncles often live several hours away from one another and only see each other a few times a year. Yoocasa was developed in response to this phenomenon—to fill our need for communication and meaningful interactions.
Today, the internet provides businesses with excellent solutions for communication and collaboration. As for families, in the private sector, they do not yet have access to these technologies.
Studies conducted by experts in children’s psychology have shown that more accessible solutions such as the telephone and video chat are not enough to keep the attention of young children. For them, the emphasis must be on action and the present moment, rather than conversation and the past.
Yoocasa provides families with access to advanced collaborative business technology to maintain the bonds between children and their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. This way, families can play, look at pictures and do homework—together, as if they were in the same place, despite the distance.
Family connection, whether it be with parents or grandparents, is vital for children. The idea behind Yoocasa is that if we can think past the technology, strong connections that will enable children to maintain strong relationships even by distance. Obviously, we are not trying to replace real interaction cannot but rather, to reinforce the connection during the time between in-person meetings.
Yoocasa is already available in French and English and is projected to be translated into many other languages. The only equipment necessary to use this technology is a device connected to the internet. In addition to its use for dispersed families, its intended applications include use for children hospitalized for chronic or long-term illnesses. Another specific application is for parents working in professions that require prolonged stays in regions to which access is difficult.