The VoQoL (Voice Activated Quality of Life) project provides a life-changing improvement in the independence and quality-of-life for people with physical disabilities through use of voice-activated technology.
The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) in partnership with specialist technology provider, Coral Tech, is running a pilot project at three residential care facilities in the Greater Cape Town area for individuals with physical disabilities. These residents now utilise the VoQol voice activated technology to independently accomplish many everyday activities which they have been unable to complete previously. These activities include:
- Turning room lights on and off (including dimming)
- Turning on a TV and switching between channels
- Turning on a radio, heater, fan or other wall charged device
- Requesting and playing local radio stations
- Getting general information such as weather and news
- Call for a caregiver by triggering a SMS to an on-duty cellphone
The residents who now use the VoQol system have reported that they are able to use the system between a minimum of 15-20 times per day, and have significantly reduced the amount they are calling upon staff for assistance. The pilot has shown that the VoQoL system provides major benefits to both the physically disabled and their care givers.
Tulethu a resident at Turfhall Cheshire Home, loves “everything” about the VoQol technology as “I don’t need to call carers in, because I can do all the things I need to in my room”.
QAWC are seeking funds to install the VoQol system in 62 rooms to improve the quality of life of over 100 member residents living in supported residential homes in Durbanville, Turfhall Cheshire Home and Eric Miles Cheshire Home in Milnerton. Since the launch of the pilot program, QAWC members have expressed an overwhelming demand to utilise the benefits of the VoQol technology.
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