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WayAround Assists People with Vision Loss

Much of the way we perceive and understand the world is through our eyes. In fact, in one study, 88 percent of participants ranked vision as their most valued sense. For the at least 2.2 billion people around the world who have a near or distance vision impairment, accessing the world and getting information often […]

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Dose Flip Smart Medication Dispenser

We’ve written about different medication dispensers such as the Hero Smart Pill Dispenser.  Another available option is Dose Flip, which is a portable smart pill box.  It can be set up to match an individual’s medication schedule, to ensure they receive the correct medications at the right times. At the scheduled time, the Dose Flip […]

Care Direct Offers All-in-One Solution

In response to the home care needs born out of the COVID pandemic, the Welsh startup company, Care Direct Technology, launched a suite of assistive technology products. As the company’s website describes, Care Direct is the “only all-in-one solution that uses cutting edge technology to remotely and passively monitor service users to retain independence, reduce loneliness […]

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Amazon Smart Thermostat

Over the years we’ve written about several smart thermostats. Did you know Amazon has their very own?  The Amazon Smart Thermostat gives you the power to control your HVAC system using your voice! The thermostat itself doesn’t have any built-in speakers, so it requires an Alexa-enabled device to work.  You can also control the thermostat […]

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Tricella Smart Pillbox

Over the years we’ve written and talked about several smart pillboxes. Yet another available option is the Tricella Smart Pillbox. The Tricella Smart Pillbox is an innovative Bluetooth-enabled smart 7-day pillbox that helps users remember to take their daily medication.  The pillbox features built-in sensors that can detect if either you or a loved one […]

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SkyAngelCare Fall Detection Pendant

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Amazon’s new subscription service, Alexa Together, which provides round-the-clock protection for individuals aging in place.  If you pair a compatible fall detection device, like SkyAngelCare, with Alexa Together, Alexa will call Amazon’s Urgent Response team and contact a designated caregiver in the event of a fall. SkyAngelCare […]