After 2 years of research and development, I am pleased to announce that we are launching CallGenie, the “Skype for the Elderly” solution that plugs into a television. Continue reading “CallGenie – “Skype for the Elderly””
Home Assistant and Harmony Hub – the ultimate Skype Solution for the Elderly?
If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I’ve been trying to automate the Skype Solution for the Elderly that I’ve been building for my elderly mother who has Alzheimers. I want to be able to call her from my own home using Skype and a Mini PC installed in her house will automatically answer the call and switch my mother’s television to the correct HDMI input so that she can see and hear me. Continue reading “Home Assistant and Harmony Hub – the ultimate Skype Solution for the Elderly?”
Automating Skype for the Elderly using Harmony Hub and IFTTT
I recently wrote a post about a trial to automate the Skype Solution for the Elderly that I was building. My aim was to find a solution that enabled a person to make a Skype call to an elderly relative and remotely control their television to play the audio and display the video. The trial was very successful and worked brilliantly for me with my mother who has Alzheimers. However, Continue reading “Automating Skype for the Elderly using Harmony Hub and IFTTT”
Skype for the Elderly | Solving the Problem
This post discusses a potential solution that provides Skype for the elderly and anyone else who wishes to maintain their independence once they start to lose their mobility. For this group of people it is vital that they engage with their family and friends wherever they are in the world. Continue reading “Skype for the Elderly | Solving the Problem”