Using Technology to Improve The Quality of Life For Those With a Disability

smart devices for disabled

Disability can severely impact a person’s quality of life and can significantly hamper their ability to function.

A billion people worldwide live with some form of disability, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech impairment, and others.

The good news is that tech companies all over the world are developing smart devices that are dramatically improving the quality of life for those with a disability.

Let’s take a quick look at some of these smart devices:

MyEye2 for the visually impaired:

People with low vision will love this. These glasses have an attachable camera and can help them read better. All people need to do is simply point their finger at the block of text and MyEye2 will read it back to them.

Smart doorbells for the hearing impaired:

Smart doorbells when pressed, alert the homeowner by turning on the lights, instead of making a sound. They can also connect to the owner’s smartphone to sound an alert whenever the bell is rung.

That’s not all. They can even be set up to connect to internet-enabled hearing aids to sound an audio alert when the bell rings.

Smart devices for people with severe speech disabilities:

The Voiceitt App allows people with severe speech disabilities and impairment to communicate with others around them.

It uses machine learning to recognise a person’s speech and translates that into language that can be clearly understood.

Smart devices for disabled people living alone :

It’s important for people living with a disability to be independent, feel free, and live a healthy life. SOFIHUB home is a personalised and proactive digital concierge which offers spoken word reminders to encourage positive living and adherence to health-related routines throughout the day. When a key routine is missed or an anomaly detected such as late to wake or long bathroom duration, an alert is sent to a nominated family member/carer in the form of an SMS ensuring the necessary action is taken.

Radar sensing technology:

When it comes to improving the lives of those living with a disability, devices that use radar sensing technology are as essential as having a smoke alarm in a home or aged care unit.

Like the eazense Powered by SOFIHUB.

eazense is a passive real-time fall detection system and uses unique radar sensor technology backed by AI.
In addition to detecting real-time falls without the need for a wearable, it can:·

  • Detect, record, and log activity in a room, from live fall detection to irregular movement
  • Notify caregivers and central care teams if certain levels of activity are outside of normal routines, which allows them to respond immediately

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