State Farm Plans Amazon Alexa Skill For Seniors

State Farm is developing a new Amazon Alexa skill aimed at connecting seniors with friends and family to help coordinate care virtually.

The skill is being optimized for Amazon’s Echo Show, allowing seniors to use a voice and touch interface.

“We’re able to provide a new, innovative offering that could improve the quality of life and care for seniors and help give their family members added peace of mind,” stated Mark Oakley, senior vice president of labs at State Farm.

Planned features include quick check-ins via the Alexa skill, a scrolling list of daily activities, tools in the mobile app to coordinate key tasks across the care circle and music and photos sent from the app to the senior’s Echo Show.

A limited trial of the skill is being conducted, with plans for a broader launch next year.

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