The product, any product, physical or digital, online or offline, must add value to the people who use it. The added value is the difference between the service that the product provides verses the cost of the separate inputs involved in making it. For example, a plane is a lot more valuable than the various materials used to manufacture it.
The value added can come in many different types; convenience, speed, entertainment, but most importantly, saving a life. And that’s what this Alexa skill, Care Assistant, aims to do.
The population in the US is getting older; 40 Million Americans are now age 65 and older; about 1/3 of them live alone. For them, living independently shouldn’t mean to be alone especially when they need help. The skill is designed to reach out to caregivers (Children, Family, Friends, neighbors, etc...) when they need help and the phone is unreachable.
Easy to set up and costs nothing!!
What does Care Assistant do?
Once set up, you can utter "Alexa, ask Care Assistant to call for help". The skill will call your predefined contact on your behalf; she gives them your name, age, and address and ask for assistance.
How does Care Assistant Word?
During the setup process, you will be prompted to provide your name, mailing address, zip code, age, and a phone number for your contact where they can be reached. Your contact will receive a phone call to confirm that they know you and they’re willing to be contacted in a case of emergency.
** This skill only works for residents of the US and Canada
** This skill does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Call your doctor to receive medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1
** This skill can be customized for caregivers and healthcare organizations. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org