Smart speakers for the home - a 'Lifeline' for the blind
How smart technology in your home can help to make your life easier and safer
With an article recently published in PC Magazine revealing how one of the new smart speakers on the market, the Amazon Echo (Alexa), is a 'Lifeline' for the blind, we here at Progress Lifeline wondered how many of you now own a similar smart device and how you use them to make your lives easier, safer or more comfortable?
Amazon Alexa, Google Home and other smart devices may once have been seen as an accessibility product, but now they are mainstream and 40% of households in the UK are expected to own a smart speaker by the end of 2018 (Voicebot).
As experts in Technology Enabled Care (TEC), Progress Lifeline are used to devices which can be installed wirelessly in the home to keep people safe and feeling more confident, provide peace of mind, and which indicate that you are at risk and need help.
All our telecare sensors are connected to the Progress Lifeline control centre 24/7, 365 days a year. Once a sensor is activated, our control centre is automatically alerted, allowing us to get help to you quickly.
Could there soon be a crossover between more mainstream smart products like Amazon Echo or Google Home and Technology Enabled Care? Watch this space!
Find out more about the different types of telecare Progress Lifeline can offer to keep you confident and safe in your home here.