Sending reminders: Is there a device where I can send a voice message that is played aloud?
Is there a device where I can send a voice message that is played aloud?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
Sometimes even seemingly insignificant activities can become stressful for seniors and caregivers. Some seniors require extra time to go through their routine before leaving the home, so giving them a heads up is a great way to prevent a stressful situation from happening. Thankfully, there are some devices that help facilitate that communication.
We have listed some products below that you might like to explore:
- Tochie by Tochtech Technologies is a speaker that allows for personalized voice recordings, those recordings can be scheduled or sent remotely via WiFi. This product is also available from lifesupply.ca or in-store from Camel Senior Shop in Richmond, Advanced Medical in West Vancouver and Self Care Home Health Products with locations in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. It costs about $90 (Cdn)plus additional shipping fees.
- Reminder Rosie by Simpl Technology is a hands-free, voice-activated alarm clock, memory aid and daily organizer. Using a smartphone, reminders are programmed in advance, either reoccurring or as a one-time event. This product is also available online from London Drugs, Special Needs Computers and The Alzheimer’s Store Canada. It costs between $100 and $200 (Cdn) plus additional shipping fees.
Another area you may like to explore is voice-activated devices, since sending reminders remotely is a feature on many smart home devices.