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Seeking pilot users for Tochie, a medication, appointment and task voice reminder

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Do you have clients or know someone who could benefit from reminders to help with medication schedules, tasks and appointments?

Tochtech Technologies latest product Tochie is now ready for market testing. We are excited to share our product with a select group of users and look forward to their valuable feedback.

The following video provides a quick overview of how Tochie can help.

 

The pilot which will involve seniors and their caregivers, is expected to start in January 2019 and last for 6 weeks.

If you know of any seniors and their caregivers who may be interested in or could benefit from this technology, or to learn more about the pilot and Tochie, please contact us at contact@tochtech.com

 

A Familiar Voice versus a Stranger’s Voice – Does it make a difference?

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Studies have concluded that the human brain is more responsive to voice versus an alarm. This finding has a significant impact for technology that is being developed to alert users to a danger or situation.

With our growing aging population, there is a constant need for safety, reminder and scheduling systems to help seniors age in place. However, it is often difficult for seniors to distinguish the beeping alerts that accompany technology and they become confused with the what the beeping is alerting them to. Instead voice alerts are more effective in gaining the user’s response and attention. Tochie, Tochtech’s latest voice product has taken this one step further by allowing caregivers to record their voices for alerts and reminders for seniors. Studies have repeatedly shown that the human brain has a higher response rate to a familiar voice when compared to a stranger’s voice. As a voice integrated product, Tochie enables personalized voice messages and reminders to help seniors stay on top of schedules and appointment. To learn more about Tochie, visit the following link: https://vimeo.com/278383657

To support Tochtech and help us be successful in the 2018 Age-Well National Impact Challenge, please visit http://agewell-nce.ca/impact and vote for the Tochie video. The last day for voting is tomorrow, August 17, so please vote today!

Tochtech competing in the Age-Well National Impact Challenge

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Always looking to make a difference, Tochtech is proud to announce that we have entered to compete in the 2018 Age-Well National Impact Challenge. This annual competition, hosted by Canadian technology and aging network Age-Well, aims to identify innovative new ideas for technology-based solutions that will improve the quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.

Tochtech has entered our most recent product innovation, Tochie, into the competition. Tochie is a personalized voice aide that supports seniors in their daily living, through its intuitive and personal voice reminder and alert system. Tochie, a voice-integrated device enables caregivers to remain in touch and connected even when they are away. To learn more about Tochie, visit the following link: https://vimeo.com/278383657

To support Tochtech and help us be successful in the 2018 Age-Well National Impact Challenge, please visit http://agewell-nce.ca/impact and vote for the Tochie video – look for the thumbnail image below. Every vote counts. We appreciate all your support!

Voice integration, making technology more senior-friendly

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The use of smart technology is known to have grown substantially within recent years, and seniors and their caregivers certainly haven’t missed this wave of innovation. Specifically, the benefits and potential of voice-integrated technology have become apparent in the senior population, as research has shown. Both caregivers and seniors stand to gain from these devices as they can help with remote monitoring, provide effective alert and reminder systems and even combat isolation through interactivity.

While there are some challenges with currently available systems, such as understanding colloquialisms and accents, or the lack of accommodation for seniors with hearing loss, the industry is still very young and has seemingly boundless potential in making technology senior-friendly.

At Tochtech, we are also exploring voice-integrated technology to help better serve our customers and make a positive impact in helping them age in place. “We see a voice interface playing an important role as it is a much more natural way of engaging with technology. We are exploring ways to help us fulfill our mission of enabling a future where seniors can live independently while feeling safe, care for and connected for as long as they choose to” said Jessica Yang, CEO Tochtech Technologies.