Alexa -- and TruSense -- can help you keep an eye on aging relatives

WCPOPublished: February 2, 2018
Published: February 2, 2018

Amy Reddy's 90-year-old father is active and independent. But that doesn't stop Reddy from worrying about his well-being during the day -- especially when he doesn't answer her phone calls. Now, a local company's product is allowing Reddy to keep an eye on her father without cameras, emergency buttons or paying for in-home assistance. All Reddy has to do is ask Alexa. "Alexa -- ask TruSense about my dad," she asked her Amazon Echo Dot while our cameras rolled. "Billy started the day at 9:32 a.m. and is currently out of the home," Alexa responded. "His activity level has been slightly lower than average today." Reddy's father, Billy Trotter, is also a fan of the product. "It makes it easy for everybody," he said. TruSense is a Cincinnati-based technological device that allows seniors "to age in a place in their own homes safely," according to Senior Vice President Rob Deubell. The product is sold and used all over the country.

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