Intelligent Voice Recognition Technology

You might have read or seen TV adverts for Intelligent Voice Recognition Technology (IVR) from Amazon or Google and wondered what it was or was it relevant for me.  Well IVR has come a long way in the last few years and now some of these new smart devices allow you to carry out daily tasks via hands-free convenience through voice control.  This means you can ask the device to answer questions, read books, play music, control lights switches, etc. which his particularly useful if you suffer from any kind of mobility or visual disability.

The two main ones you might have heard about are:

Google Home is an smart speaker that interacts with Google Assistant to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions. Along with answering queries, Google Home & Google Assistant proactively delivers information to you that it predicts based on your previous search habits.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker which consists of a 9.25” tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can be changed by the user to “Amazon”, “Echo” or “Computer”. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.

Here at More Than Mobility, we also sell a selection of disability aids and mobility products that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier. Some smart mobility products that we have available:

Talking Alarm Clock with Hands & LCD Display
Hear and see the time more clearly! Just press the large top button and this quartz analogue clock will speak the time for those with sight limitations. Price £10.99

Vibrating 5 x a Day Alarm Pill Box Reminder
Never forgot to take your medication again!  We know how easy it is to forget to take your medication so this small pocket size bill box reminder can be pre-set to sound an alarm when your medication is due. Price £13.99

Visit our website for the other great smart products that we have available.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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