Category Archives: Environmental Control

Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org For the past seven years, the Canadian technology developer Komodo Openlabs has been working on a device called Tecla that allow users with limited mobility to control electronic devices. Designed for users who have trouble operating smartphones, tablets, or … Continue reading

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Lifeline Access | Philips Lifeline ®

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Lifeline Access for individuals with limited mobility or physical challenges   These devices are offered as an alternative to the Personal Help Button. They can be used to answer incoming calls when you activate Lifeline’s remote answering feature and … Continue reading

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The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org   In 2017, the promise of the smart home is more or less reality. Companies like Apple and Amazon are using Siri and Alexa, respectively, to help customers control almost every aspect of the home. From controlling door locks … Continue reading

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6 common Amazon Alexa problems and how to fix them

iSpeech In my time with the Amazon Echo, I’ve had very few problems, most of which were very easily resolved with a power cycle and a few simple tweaks or adjustments. Here are some solutions to problems you may encounter.Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Man designs home he can control with his eyes

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech On Steve Saling’s 37th birthday, the pencil he was holding inexplicably fell out of his hand. “It was a very peculiar moment,” Saling said. “It felt like my hand fell asleep, but there was no reason it should have.” … Continue reading

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Alexa Moments on YouTube

Powered by iSpeech Amazon recently created a series of 10 second commercials they are calling Alexa Moments. These commercials feature users giving commands to Alexa under somewhat trying and hilarious circumstances. Hope you got at least one Echo during the … Continue reading

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Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo is code-named ‘Chirp’ and is landing soon 

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech This particular rumor has been swirling for some time, but it’s only just started to come into focus in recent days. According to reports fromRecode, Google is working on a competitor to Amazon’s Echo voice control box, codenamed ‘Chirp’, … Continue reading

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Smart Apartment – Helen Hayes Hospital

http://www.ispeech.org From the time you cross the threshold of the Helen Hayes Hospital Smart Apartment, you’ll see high tech innovations in a home-like setting. The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very … Continue reading

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Proactive Home Safety and Security

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechLight up your house if fire alarm or outage. Prevent break-ins and intrusions by making home look lived-in. Burglars always target unoccupied homes. Use BeON bulbs to keep them away by mimicking your presence. No extra equipment needed! The great thing … Continue reading

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Single Switch PS3 Controller

http://www.ispeech.org Steven lives in NYC and has duchenne muscular dystrophy. I met him through a friend and colleague in New York. Steven can move his index finger to trigger a switch that controls driving his wheelchair and other assistive technology … Continue reading

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