We all have stories: about where we came from, about growing up, about our parents & grandparents, about our accomplishments & struggles. In many cases, these stories – and those of our family – remain largely unknown & will eventually be forgotten.
Audivi (Latin, for “I heard”) helps capture these stories and connect them to the present by creating an Audivi digital portrait.
An Audivi portrait is audio and visual. It is a rendering of an individual based on their stories told in their voice combined with photos & memorabilia from the past. Hearing someone’s voice is transportative – it’s powerful and immersive. It can bring you back to that time or that person. In fact, research shows that when we hear someone’s voice, the physiological effect we feel is similar to what we’d experience if we actually hugged them.
An Audivi portrait keeps stories accessible. The audiotaped stories are edited into short clips, carefully curated and arranged to suit the family’s project goals. Unlike oral histories (which can be exhaustive and harder to access), an Audivi portrait showcases stories in a short, accessible format, making them more likely to be explored by family members and revisited by the individuals themselves. Particularly for those experiencing cognitive decline, the easy-to-access format may help strengthen a person’s memories and offer a comforting respite.
An Audivi portrait is always available – wherever you are. Audivi portraits are hosted on Audivi’s website – with no annual fee – making them available to everyone, everywhere, all the time. The photos & memorabilia won’t be lost in one person’s house, or left to gather dust in a desk drawer, or preserved only by the family historian. An Audivi portrait is available for everyone who has a computer or smartphone. It is always there – to drop in and hear a story or two, or to share with others.
An Audivi portrait helps us be known. In today’s society, there are many circumstances where an individual would benefit by sharing an Audivi portrait with others. Grandparents who do not live near family could still be known by grandchildren. Individuals moving into retirement communities could more easily connect with other residents and staff. Caregivers and caregiver teams could easily access and know the stories, memories & photos that matter most to their clients.