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Get to appointments on time, organize your schedule, and stay on task with smart home technology. For example, you may be able to use smart home devices to:
  • Find and follow recipes
  • Make shopping lists
  • Make to-do lists
  • Order house supplies and groceries
  • Create reminders
  • Set alarms
  • Manage your calendar
  • Search the internet
  • Check the date/time
  • Check the weather
  • Check public transportation schedules

Many smart devices can help with organization and productivity. Here are some examples.

Smart speakers and displays make it possible to:

  • Ask general questions and receive an answer aloud on a variety of topics including math problems, history, sports scores, word definitions, the bus schedule, or even movie schedules at your favorite theater.
  • Find and follow step-by-step instructions for recipes.
  • Manage your time by setting timers, reminders, and alarms – all of which can be set to alert you via the speaker/display as well as your smartphone and other locations.
  • Remember things by creating to-do lists and reminders, asking the device to remember where you put something (“Remind me that I put my keys on the table by the front door”), or asking it to alert you to something over time that you do not want to forget (“Remind me every month to give my cat her flea/tick medication”).
  • Manage your calendar (limited to Gmail, Microsoft, iCloud, and Alexa accounts).

Smart wearables make it possible to:

  • Track your vitals
  • Receive alerts and reminders
  • Call a family member, caregiver, or emergency services
  • Navigate
  • Read emails, calendar reminders, and texts

Devices That Can Help

Learn more about each of these devices using the pages below.

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Smart Speakers & Displays

At its simplest, a smart speaker is a speaker that connects to the internet and can be controlled primarily by voice command. A smart display is a type of smart speaker that has a...

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Smart Wearables

A smart wearable makes it possible to monitor your own health in a variety of ways. Wearables include watches and other biosensors that connect to a smartphone or mobile app, and in...

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Success Stories
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Chrissy and David

Chrissy and David use a smart display, smart speakers, and tablets to find and follow healthy recipes, listen to music, and set reminders.

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Tamara uses a smart display to check the bus schedule, set alarms, listen to music, and practice reading.

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