Smart Automation Systems has been working closely with Luson Aged Care to provide Alexa voice services. Through connecX, both staff and residents have been able to simplify their experience.
An article in the Geelong Advertiser discussed the newfound benefits of these services.
“New Voice Activated Technology is brightening Luson Aged Care residents’ days by assisting in a variety of ways to increase autonomy.
Geelong’s Luson aged care is paving the way for aged care homes of the future by introducing voice-activated technology into its The Vue aged care home to boost residents’ independence.
A recent study conducted in the UK has concluded that voice assistants can help older people feel less lonely and can act as a mood booster and support their emotional health.
Luson has recently engaged Smart Voice Services to bring Alexa voice control to their Grovedale aged care home, including a trial of voice control in residents’ rooms, allowing them to control lights, climate and their TV by voice.
They are also able to check the news, the weather, read a book, find what activities are happening at The Vue during the day or what movies are screening in the newly decked out cinema room.
The trial has been so successful that Alexa was voted “Employee of the month” by one of the residents.
Further to personal room use voice control has also been deployed in the very high-tech cinema, where a sensor placed outside of the room triggers an automated update by Alexa on the upcoming movie and time.
Anyone passing can also ask the Amazon Echo unit which movies are showing during the week.
A simple push of a button on the cinema remote can trigger a movie scene, turning on the projector screen and dimming the lights. A popcorn machine is also on its way.
A “tech hub” has been set up, featuring an Alexa voice-controlled speaker. Residents can make inquiries about what is on at The Vue, explore upcoming major events, news, obtain general information or check the world news and play puzzles.
In the future Luson plans to bring Smart Displays to the home, removing the need for messy notice boards.
These Smart Displays will act as touch screen information panels, which can also be controlled by voice. Residents will be able to enquire about all documents currently available on the noticeboard, read the menu, check the activities and much more.
There will also be the option for families to add a voice-controlled speaker to a resident’s room, enabling them to leave voice messages or call them using a voice speaker in their home.
Luson has partnered with Smart Voice Services to deliver these aged care voice projects.
The future of voice control in aged care is here now, and Luson is leading the way.”
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