K4 Connect Adds Amazon Alexa Show Integration
K4Connect, a provider of enterprise technologies designed for senior living community residents and staff, today introduced its enterprise-managed integration with the Amazon Echo Show. The K4Community Alexa skill for Echo Show leverages Alexa Management APIs to deliver an enhanced multimodal experience for senior living residents and staff.
The K4Community Echo Show skill will deliver a number of features that focus on keeping residents engaged, providing new means of communication with family and friends, and increasing access to their living communities. They include the following:
- Two-way secure video calling;
- Rotating ambient home screen content (community-specific information displayed on digital cards);
- Smart home controls for lighting, temperature and ceiling fans;
- Community communications, events, and daily menus; and
- Entertainment and amenities (music, Q&A, games).
"We are thrilled to expand our voice offering to include our multimodal skill. We were among the first to deploy Amazon Alexa across senior living communities and recognized early on that the natural interface of voice would empower older adults to live more independent and comfortable lives. Now to combine both voice and touch into a single device, we're able to serve even more residents using K4Community in ways that suits them best," said K4Connect's CEO and co-founder, Scott Moody, in a statement.
Earlier this year, K4Connect worked with Amazon and the North Carolina Assisted Living Association to bring more than 1,400 Echo Show devices to senior living communities throughout North Carolina.