In November of 2019, my nonverbal autistic son, Hayden, lost three remote controls. After purchasing new remotes at $60 each, I thought there has to be an easy way to find a remote. The following year while visiting my Dad, I found out that his remote was missing, too. I ordered him a new one and then another one a few weeks later. This is where the idea for The Remote Retriever was born. In January of 2021, I took on two business partners and began the exciting path of making The Remote Retriever a reality.
First, I started studying, thinking this was something I could do myself. After learning about RFID, BLE and LoRa, I realized that I know that I don't know enough to do this on my own. Here is where I began comprising a team. I took on a general engineer, an electrical engineer, a CAD specialist/3D printer expert, an audio engineer and liaisons for factories. This team has proven to be incredibly valuable in the making of these devices. Patents, Trademarks, EIN, TIN, LLC and multiple social media accounts are a few of the things we have had to get when we were ready to launch. In January of 2022 we officially launched The Remote Retriever. The devices are available in your choice of black or white.
Our goal is to create a nonprofit that will help adults with autism who have lost their family.