Posts Tagged ‘disability aids’

Intelligent Voice Recognition Technology

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by morethan

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

National Road Victim Month

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 by morethan

The national road safety charity RoadPeace organises National Road Victim Month every August to remember those killed or injured on the roads. August is a particularly poignant month since the first person ever killed in the UK by a car, Bridget Driscoll, died on 17 August 1896 and also this month will be the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales who was killed in a car crash in Paris, 1997.  Also during August there is an increased risk of children being injured or killed while on holiday from school.

Get involved in the subject at #NationalRoadVictimsMonth.  As well as honouring people that have been lost and injured, it is also a great opportunity to raise awareness to make our roads safer. RoadPeace hold events during August in memorial to those lost in roads crashes, however you can also do your bit to raise awareness for safer driving by having your own event.

Mobility Products to help if you have been a victim of a road traffic accident:

If you have suffered mobility or disability issues due to a road traffic accident; More Than Mobility offers a range of mobility products and services to help you regain your mobility and independence and to ensure you can live your life to the full.  These include:

Mobility Scooters - an ideal solution to prevent mobility issues from getting in the way of your everyday life, and there are many to choose from – portable, pavement or road legal mobility scooters.

Wheelchairs are an essential purchase for the lifestyle and wellbeing of a mobility sufferer; restoring a sense of freedom and independence for those who are no longer able to move around with the ease they used to.

Electric adjustable beds are ideal for those who like to sit up in bed to read, or to recline in bed and watch television or afilm. Sometimes it is just great to recline in bed with your feet up, and this range of adjustable electric beds provides the perfect opportunity to find your ideal relax and sleep position.

We also offer 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. From the small disability equipment that takes care of basic needs, such as hand warmers, plate surrounds and gripped cutlery, to the larger and more complex disability aids and equipment such as seat massagers, over bed tables, perching stools and fireside chairs.

More Than Mobility has all of the disability products to help make everyday life at home as simple as possible. Do visit our website to see our range of mobility products.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team