Sentrics Leverages Amazon Lex to Voice-Enable Engage360

New technology from Sentrics is enabling residents of senior living communities to use voice control to turn their TVs on and off, change channels, record movies, and open Engage360 applications.

Leveraging Amazon Lex technology, the solution is optimized for Sentrics solutions, requires no additional hardware or cost, and is activated with a simple button click rather than a wake word.

"We designed our voice control for the residents of senior living communities," saidDarin LeGrange, CEO of Sentrics, in a statement. "We made it easy to use by leveraging the Lex technology and teaching it the words residents would use the most often to open and interact with our suite of solutions. Rather than have the solution always listening, which makes some residents uncomfortable, residents activate it with a button click on their remote. And because it uses the same hardware as our Engage360 and Entertain360 platforms, we make it available for no additional charge."

Nancy Bossert, a resident at Sonata West in Winter Garden, Fla.,and an early user of the technology said, "I'm so excited about the new voice technology!  Navigating Engage360 will be much easier than fumbling with a remote; I just say what I want! I live by the KISS philosophy—just keep it simple—and that's what this voice technology does."

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