A new slate of voice assistants designed for seniors gives peace of mind to both users as well as their caregivers and family members

Technology has made aging safer and easier in countless ways—and it's getting even better. Voice assistants are now being leveraged as a way to make sure that seniors are well and can check in with loved ones. These brands are utilizing cutting-edge technology to improve the independence and quality of life of older users.

Ask Marvee
Ask Marvee is an elder-targeted service that adds an additional layer of personalization to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Artificial Intelligence. Users can simply say “Alexa, Ask Marvee to …” to send morning messages, visit requests and life updates to a curated list of family and friends.

Ask My Buddy
Boomers can talk to voice assistance service Ask My Buddy to send help for emergencies and to contact family. Available through Amazon Alexa and Google Home, the service activates an automated call, text or email to a list of people selected the users, when users says the phrase, “Ask my buddy to send help.”

LifePod
Leveraging Alexa’s voice recognition technology, Lifepod periodically initiates a conversation with users based on a preconfigured schedule. If the user doesn’t respond to a certain number of check-ins from the voice assistant, Lifepod sends an automated text to caregivers or family members.

 

Technology has made aging safer and easier in countless ways—and it's getting even better. Voice assistants are now being leveraged as a way to make sure that seniors are well and can check in with loved ones. These brands are utilizing cutting-edge technology to improve the independence and quality of life of older users.

Ask Marvee Ask Marvee is an elder-targeted service that adds an additional layer of personalization to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Artificial Intelligence. Users can simply say “Alexa, Ask Marvee to …” to send morning messages, visit requests and life updates to a curated list of family and friends.