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Frequently asked questions:

How is Tochie different to Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Tochie has been designed and built with seniors in mind, so ease of use and privacy are key. Here is how Tochie differs from Amazon Echo, Alexa and Google Home:

  1. Tochie is a one-way speaker, and reminders play automatically at the scheduled time. This makes using Tochie easy of seniors as they do not have to learn and remember an activation phrase.
  2. Unlike the devices mentioned, Tochie is never listening to your conversations and so your privacy is never compromised.
  3. As family members are recording message reminders, seniors hear a familiar voice. Studies have shown that adherence rate is higher for reminders in a familiar voice.

Do we need to have wifi at my mum’s apartment for Tochie to work?

Yes, you will need the Tochie device to be connected to wifi. The device will also need to be plugged into an electrical outlet in order to work.

My dad is very concerned about privacy, and so am I. I hear these smart devices are listening to conversations.

As Tochie does not require voice activation, the device is never listening to conversations and as such privacy is never compromised.

By using Tochie how can I be sure my grandma has taken her medication?

There are currently no medication reminders available that can confirm with certainty that the senior has taken their medication. Tochie will play the reminders that have been recorded and scheduled by caregivers but is not able to guarantee that the senior has taken his/her medication.

Both my sister and I share the role as caregivers for our mum. Can my sister and I both record and schedule reminders for my mum?

Yes, you can share your account with other caregivers so that they may also record and schedule reminders and messages. You and your sister can download the Tochie app separately on your mobile phones, log into the same account. You are both able to record and schedule reminders and messages for your mum separately. Tochie will play the messages as they are scheduled.

If you have any questions that have not be answered above, please contact us at: contact@tochtech.com

Tochie

 

      a voice reminder to support in-home care:

  • Medication reminders
  • Daily exercise reminders
  • Food delivery or in-home care service reminders
  • Hand washing reminders
  • Volume adjustable from low to very loud
  • Support IFTTT

Regular Price: $89 CAD

Technical Specifications

  • Connectivity:  WIFI (2.4GHz)
  • Power:  MicroUSB 5V
  • Speaker:  Built-in speaker, 3W
  • Material:  Aluminum alloy
  • Dimension:  71mm diameter x 48mm height
  • Weight:  200g
  • System Requirements: Smartphone App is compatible with iOS and Android

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Easy and useful for seniors and kids!

Rated 5 out of 5
2020-04-07

Most would say why do you need this device if you already have an Alexa or Google device. During our “stay home” orders, we tried using Alexa and Google to set reminders for our kids to do homework, activities and chores and it just didn’t work effectively. So I heard about Tochie and how it can personalize in your voice and has a intuitive app for creating a personalized schedule for reminders. This was a game changer in our household. Kids have more fun with the personalized messages. Also another HUGE benefit that I can see for my parents who don’t speak English is now they can hear messages in their own language. I don’t have to call them constantly to remind them to do this or that. We can also send surprise messages to keep them engaged. Perfect for all ages frankly, not just kids and seniors.

SJ91107

Nice

Rated 5 out of 5
2020-11-20

works well. it took a little to set up but finally figured it out.

convenient

Serves a role but not as intuitive as should be

Rated 3 out of 5
2020-06-19

The device is programmed to help orient my 98 year old mother, with messages to cue her to wake up, to hear the time of the day, to wake her from nap—all in my voice which is great. But device is not intuitive. There are delays in the recorded voice which are inexplicable. And difficult to get to repeat messages. Good idea, not a perfect execution.

Kangaroo

would definitely recommend this product

Rated 5 out of 5
2020-05-19

I work in a home health setting seeing elderlies longing to see their families now that assisted living facilities and group home settings are in a lockdown and family members visits are restricted. When I saw this device, flashes of smiling faces of my patients flooded my thoughts and I feel excited for them. So, I purchased one and see how it will work in my own household. I immediately set up this device (which is pretty easy I should say). And my intention is to remind my husband to take his meds and may little one (6 years old) daily schedule in home schooling. It was a delight for her hearing my voice with the reminders “Maddi, its Academic time in the afternoon” then I go “ Maddi gets to choose what type of Academic work she will do first – worksheets or academic work on the ipad/computer. You will hear her responding each time “Okay, Nanay, Thanks” So this device helped us in establishing routines. When I’m busy work at home, I just click the Quick Message button and talk to my other kids for a specific reminder, etc. It works great in my household and I am more convinced that this will benefit my patients and their families as well…would definitely recommend this product.

PsychNurseMom

Great product for kids and elder care

Rated 5 out of 5
2020-04-02

Received the product today. Easy to set up. My kids love the product, and it will help them keep up with their schedules. Overall, we’re very happy with the product! Highly recommend it!

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