As seen Internationally on BBC News!
Echobox Memory Vault has truly gone global, empowering people in 176 countries to capture and protect their life stories and treasured memories! This fun and engaging innovation is for everyone, but has clearly made the biggest impact in the health care sector. Around the world, gerontologists and recreational therapists, dementia caregivers and mental health workers, hospice workers and companion care organizations, psychologists, end of life specialists, bereavement therapists and grief counsellors are all recognizing Echobox as a revolutionary tool – and extremely meaningful to those in their care!
Echobox reconnects us with ourselves and our loved ones by sparking memories, kindling refreshing conversation and boosting cognitive function. It helps us cope with depression, boredom, anxiety and grief by providing a simple, fun and positive activity – adding colour and laughter to an afternoon or family visit! By listing favourite things, writing descriptions, attaching pictures and adding links to related material (even making audio and video recordings), we can slowly assemble all the sights, sounds, flavours, colours, scents and memories that are most dear to us. This rich, detailed reflection will one day serve as an irreplaceable tribute to our memory and a treasured gift for those we leave behind. Friends and family will always have this realm to visit, reminisce and rediscover what we loved most about life!
We can also host Echoboxes for others at no cost. This means we can catalogue our children’s yearly interests and achievements and also help our parents gather and organize priceless memories for safe-keeping. For caregivers of all stripes, this also means they can host multiple patients’ Echoboxes on a single device! Not only that, any Echobox created can be transferred from one device to another, enabling care workers the ability to ‘gift’ a patient’s Echobox over to a family member’s device as a priceless keepsake and a precious resource while coping with grief.
Echobox is FREE to download (In-App purchases are optional), has no advertising and contains no news feed, opinions, comments or ‘likes’. It is a personal, private sanctuary to fill up as we wish. Contacts made within Echobox are strictly by invitation only and invitations are not automatically reciprocated – this gives our members full control over who has access to their material.
Most importantly, Echobox will be there for us when we need it most: after losing someone we love. The sound of their voice, their favourite music, their dreams… the magic and memories of years gone by. A compilation of everything that has brought a smile to their face, as described in their own words. We can listen to Grandpa’s directions to a secret fishing spot, or choose a treat from Grandma’s recipe list to bake for dessert! Maybe curl up and watch one of Mom’s favourite movies or read some of Dad’s crazy stories from his childhood! These experiences carry incredible emotional value and offer us a way to remember friends and family with love, light and laughter.
We hope you’ll give our little family project a chance. It has a big heart, wants to help everyone out and can do some serious emotional heavy-lifting when times get tough! Thanks for reading.
Watch the video demonstration below or Download the app for FREE and start filling up an Echobox today! Please consider calling or emailing us to set up a quick FaceTime or Zoom meeting!
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Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization Convention Video
How To Build An Echobox Demo Video
How to use Echobox
(Before you begin, please ensure that your device is set to standard view and not zoomed view in the ‘Display and Brightness’ section of Settings)
1. Download Echobox Memory Vault for FREE, make a User profile and take note of the 8-digit User ID you are given.
2. Press ‘BUILD A BOX’ on the BUILD screen and create a Box profile.
3. Touch your Box profile picture to see what’s inside of it! There are FREE TOPICS where your memories can be kept safe, the OUTBOX where you can invite loved ones to view the Box you are building, and finally the SHOP where you can add more Topics or Premium Status to the Box you are building. To access the Box Profile, touch your Box profile picture once again.
4. Use the ‘back arrow’ to navigate back to the BUILD screen. Across the top you will see two other screens to discover, BROWSE and INBOX.
– The BROWSE page is where you will find the Boxes that your family and friends have invited you to view and explore!
– The INBOX page is where you will receive invitations when family and friends enter your User ID in their Outbox.
Start Filling Your Echobox Today!
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