Cox Communications and the Standard at South Market Showcase “Connected Independence” Smart Home

NEW ORLEANS – A virtual reality platform allowing seniors to travel to their favorite destination, telemedicine technology empowering patients to connect with their caregivers without ever leaving their home; and a variety of voice-activated, hands-free devices that make life easier without the worry and complexity of controls and switches; are a few of the devices that will be showcased in a “Smart Home” experience, hosted by Cox Communications and The Standard at South Market.

Powered by Cox’s broadband network and its 1 gigabit residential internet service, G1GABLAST, more than 60 internet devices will be featured at the New Orleans Smart Home “Cox Connected Independence”, on Thursday, Oct. 25. The Smart Home will demonstrate how internet-enabled devices are helping seniors live independently at home.

Some of the devices include an automatic pill dispenser; a Clarity P300 Handset Landline Telephone that makes sound easier to understand; a garbage can that also creates shopping lists; an electronic pet feeder; an electronic fork that tracks eating habits; and a "Joy for All" orange tabby cat.

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 “Almost 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 say they would prefer to grow old in their home, according to AARP studies,” says Anthony Pope, senior vice president and region manager for the Cox southeast region. “Smart home technology powered by a strong internet connection can help many families avoid the wrenching decision to move an aging parent to an assisted living facility, while providing peace of mind to caregivers.”

In addition to the wide selection of internet-connected technology, the event will also feature senior-living innovators, businesses and experts, including:
•    CableLabs, whose powerful innovation engine develops life-altering technologies that move communities and industries toward more connected tomorrows
•    Rendever VR, whose reality platform helps seniors combat isolation and depression by allowing them to “travel” to their favorite destinations or relive and reconnect with some of their favorite memories
•    Trapollo, whose telemedicine services enable doctors to connect with patients in the home
•    Chef Toya Boudy, local New Orleans food blogger and chef, who will demonstrate smart kitchen devices including a WiFi slow cooker, wireless remote cooking thermometer and smart sous vide while cooking-up some New Orleans favorites

The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

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