What do you to if you need to check on a relative and you live far away from each other?
Traditionally this has been a very difficult situation to solve. However, using technology to our advantage there may be a plausible solution. It's called the Care Hub.
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Amazon is coming out with a new product called the Care Hub in 2021. The video below is a prototype of the Care Hub.
The Care Hub was created by a family who lived long distances from each other and wanted a way to keep in touch with there mom in case she had a problem.
Well, Amazon has acquired this technology and will be coming with the Care Hub at some point next year.
Do you think the Care Hub will be a useful piece of technology or not? Let's discuss. Leave a comment.
I love Amazon! Yes, I know, some people don't like Amazon for a myriad of reasons. But for me, the pros of Amazon outweigh the cons.
This year Amazon prime day is October 13 and 14. (Starting October 13 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.)
This year Amazon is coming out with a product called Amazon Halo. It's a wearable fitness band that tracks a person's physical activity, body composition via 3-D imaging, tone of voice analysis, and sleep.
At the present moment, an Amazon Halo is only available for preorder via invitation. I find the band intriguing, so I signed up to receive an invitation. Then I read the following details on Amazon's website:
" Some features may not work for everyone. Body composition supports those aged 18+. However, it has reduced accuracy for customers over 500 pounds or 50% body fat, pregnant women, those who use wheelchairs, and people with certain physical differences like missing or prosthetic limbs. We are continually working to support more body types."
I'll be honest. I'm interested in seeing if the Halo can provide any benefit for people with disabilities. So if I receive an invitation, I will buy it and try it out and write a product review.
You might be saying to yourself, Marissa, if this product is not accessible to a person with a disability within Amazon's product details, why would you try the Halo in the first place?
My answer is simple. The Apple watch has been touted to save people's lives by monitoring heart rate and other functions. I wish to send Amazon and other tech companies that make wearable bands a message that such devices should be accessible and usable by everyone.
I would be happy to assist Amazon and any other companies creating fitness bands who wish to incorporate people with disabilities in their user testing and consumer base. Would you be willing to try out an Amazon Halo? Let me know in the comments.