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« on: February 27, 2017, 01:47:53 PM »

Anyone else notice how often this topic is coming up in our sphere of interest?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 01:55:40 PM »

I think about it several times every day Smiley  So I might be pushing it that way a bit.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 02:05:19 PM »

>pushing

IMO, keep it coming. Besides using our talents for a good cause, there's money in it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 04:04:17 PM »

I NEED IT NOW  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 01:20:23 AM »

Home Assistants Like Amazon Echo Could Be a Boon for Assisted Living

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Elliptic Labs’s software could be added to an assistant device in, say, an elderly person’s home and notify someone if it doesn’t sense motion for an extended period of time. You could also use it for detecting motion, doing things like asking the home assistant to remind you to pull food out of the oven the next time you enter the room, he says.

At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week, Elliptic Labs will show off several demonstrations of how this works by running its software on a Raspberry Pi computer with a microphone and transducer.

The company isn’t planning to build its own home assistant, but it is working with one company that Strutt won’t name to add it to a voice-assistant product similar to Amazon Echo and Google Home.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603720/home-assistants-like-amazon-echo-could-be-a-boon-for-assisted-living/
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 08:13:34 PM »

>several times every day

Think faster!

http://mashable.com/2017/03/21/howz/
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 12:06:50 PM »

I like Howz

www.canarycare.co.uk
www.3rings.co.uk
www.justchecking.co.uk


http://www.welbeing.org.uk/products-services/
Put together packages including ones above, and Tunstall

Doro is looking to break into the market too
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 12:29:34 PM »

Echo and Communicating with the Deaf (Or nearly deaf)

http://www.echotalk.org/index.php/topic,1739.msg10080.html
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 06:29:13 PM »

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Pollexy (“Polly” + “Lex”) is a Raspberry Pi and mobile-based special needs verbal assistant that lets caretakers schedule audio task prompts and messages both on a recurring schedule and/or on-demand. Caretakers can schedule regular medicine reminder messages or hourly bathroom break messages, for example, and at the same time use their Amazon Echo and mobile device to request a specific message be played immediately. Caretakers can even set it up so that the person needs to confirm that they’ve heard the message.


https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 12:12:08 PM »

Robotic meal feeder

https://meetobi.com/

10x overpriced, but a good start on solving a massive care problem
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 12:31:05 PM »

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Echo gets a screen.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J24C0TI

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You can also enable a new feature called Drop In for the special cases when you want to connect with your closest friends and family. For example, you can drop in to let the family know it’s time for dinner, see the baby’s nursery, or check in with a close relative.

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re: disabled/elder care

How To Hook Up Your Friends & Family, Whether They Own An Alexa Device Or Not via app
Anyone you want to interact with via these new Alexa features must install the latest version of the Alexa mobile app on their mobile device. If they’re technologically challenged, walk them through it or set it up for them.

Once that’s done, you can call your elderly parent on their Echo or Dot. Your sight-impaired friend can message you from their Alexa device or the Alexa app. Alexa device owners can bypass the cell and call or message one another directly on their Alexa devices. And remember: it’s all FREE.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 03:54:42 PM »

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perhaps more practical uses for exoskeletons exists: restoring the ability to walk, for instance, or as in the case of these exoskeleton shorts, preventing hip fractures by detecting and correcting falls before they happen.

http://hackaday.com/2017/05/17/exoskeleton-aims-to-prevent-falls-for-seniors/

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Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have  collaborated to develop an exosuit — a wearable suit with lift-assist technology — currently in pilot at Lowe’s Christiansburg, Virginia, store. The lightweight exosuit is designed to help employees lift and move product through the store more efficiently.

http://www.me.vt.edu/lowes-and-mechanical-engineering-develop-exo-suit/
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 02:48:01 PM »

How Echo Can Help Care For Aging Or Disabled Family Members

https://lovemyecho.com/2016/01/22/how-echo-can-help-care-for-aging-or-disabled-family-members/
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2017, 03:04:27 PM »

That's interesting!

>lovemyecho.com

You just have an ability to find sites that is a blast from the past, eh?! If it wasen't for the Amazon and Echo part on that site.. hehe
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »

> blast from the past, eh?

hhh, I hadn't noticed  ...but, then again, I'm probably going further back and ripping it back to 1995 vintage html with browser userscripts.

I'll bet she's sold a crapload of amz aff stuff.
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