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Video calling with your Google Nest Hub Max

Mar 2, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

In our previous blog post about technology and social isolation, we talked about the importance of technology during times of isolation and loneliness. One great way to leverage technology to empower us to stay connected with family, friends, and loved ones is video calling. Video calling services such as  Zoom  and  Google  Meet  have risen in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic. However, did you know that if you have a  Google  Nest  Hub  Max  (included by default in all of Novalte's voice packages), you can video call your contacts without lifting a finger? This guide will go through all of the steps to take for you to be set up to start video chatting by voice.

Topics : Independent Living, Google Speaker

Technology and social isolation

Feb 24, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

Topics : Independent Living

Creating technology for independence

Jan 15, 2021 / by Anthony Micallef

All technology is assistive by nature, but assistive technology is profound by design. Whether you're using a smartwatch to quickly turn off your lights without having to get out of bed, or using a Google Nest to check the perfect recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies without getting flour all over the screen, we all know how convenient technology can make our lives. But what if it's the only way to turn your lights on? What if it's not that you're too lazy to get up off the sofa, grab the remote control, and change the channel, but you actually can't switch from the evening news to the last game of the best-of-seven championship any other way?

Topics : Assistive Technology, Independent Living