Using a Logitech Harmony Hub to remotely control an old person’s television

My mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is being maintained in her home with the help of carers who visit her twice a day and family members who visit her on a less frequent basis. More and more she is having trouble operating her television and is struggling to figure out how to fix things when they don’t work the way she expects them to. In this post I describe how I use a Logitech Harmony Hub to remotely control my mother’s television. Continue reading “Using a Logitech Harmony Hub to remotely control an old person’s television”

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”