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We chose a video calling hub with a built in Alexa smart assistant. All it requires is a Facebook account to work. You can call anyone on your account via Facebook messenger, or choose family members /friends for a personalised list for speed.
In my experience, it has allowed us to solve problems more easily, for instance we can look at things together and decide what options to take. It also gives me the opportunity to offer reassurance with body language as well as what I’m saying. We can also visually do an activity together, such as cook which is really great.
Whether it’s to benefit a person with a disability or not, this opens up a whole new world of opportunities for families and their loved ones. The system is easy to use with voice recognition to answer questions on anything and everything, plays music of choice, allows you to use timers and alarms, write lists, shopping lists, connect to other “ smart “ products ( lights, thermos, fans etc )….and so on.
Personally, I feel it has been well worth the investment and it’s not a bad price either.
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Age UK Thanet – Information and Advice Officer