Hands-free Zoom Meeting: Joining Without Using Your Voice

My mom still has a hard time remembering to join the scheduled Zoom Meeting.

Here is a solution that automates the joining of the scheduled Zoom Meeting… no more having to remember to join, no more listening for a notification, or even pushing a button!


Seminar Series: Technologies for Aging in Place. Semester 1

Technologies for Aging in Place

    Which products and services can help an older adult live independently, and with autonomy, as long as possible?   Together with a community of older adults called the Longevity Explorers, Tech-enhanced Life has spent the last 8 years exploring the intersection of aging and technology, and evaluating a wide range of products and services … Read more

How to Use Amazon Omni Fire TV for Video Calls

Omni Fire TV for Video Calls

  For years I have been experimenting with different ways to make TV easier for my elderly relatives. You can see one example of how I did this here: Making TV Useful For My 94-yr-old Aunt However, as new gadgets come to market I am always interested in trying them out, and this article is about … Read more

Need a Simpler TV Remote Control

Need a Simpler TV Remote Control

The Longevity Explorer groups have frequently brought up the complaint that their TV remote is too complicated. It's a recurring theme any time one asks about technology design and examples of poorly designed gadgets.

Share Photos With Zoom

There is a feature available in Zoom that allows your loved one to select a series of photos to share with you. This is much better than holding physical photos in front of your camera during a Zoom meeting. 

View Someone Else’s Screen using Zoom

If you’ve had problems trying to explain to your remote loved one how to setup or use an application on their iPhone or iPad while talking to them on the phone, you may want to consider a solution that allows you to remotely view what is being shown on their screen. You can do that using Zoom.

Zoom Meetings on Mom’s TV

Zoom Meetings on Mom's TV

Although my mom really does enjoy video calls from me on her Echo Show, I have problems getting the rest of my family members interested in Alexa Calling as they are only familiar with Zoom calls. I arranged it so my Mom can Zoom on her big screen TYV. Here is how to do it.