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Ubi Voice-activated Computer Will Benefit People with Disabilities and Elderly

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  • Synopsis: Ubi will be of great benefit to seniors and people with disabilities including those with visual hearing or mobility impairments - Published: 2012-10-17 (Rev. 2016-09-24). For further information pertaining to this article contact: Disabled World at Ian Langtree.

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"Ubi is a voice-activated computer that plugs directly into a power outlet and connects to the Internet through wifi."

As seen on Tuesday 16th edition of Lang and O'Leary Exchange, the Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it'll help you connect with the world.

Ubi, (pronounced "Oobie"), will be a huge benefit to the elderly and people with disabilities including those with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments.

Ubi is short for ubiquitous computer - it is always on, always listening, always ready to help. It can scribe, listen, analyze. Ubi will either talk back to you with the information you seek or indicate information through multi-color lights.

Ubi is a voice-activated computer that plugs directly into a power outlet and connects to the Internet through wifi.

You simply talk to the Ubi and it talks back to you with the information you requested.

Saying "Ubi" wakes up the device for receiving verbal commands. You can then instruct Ubi to do your bidding.

If you've used Apple's Siri on your iPhone, or seen the ads for Siri voice activated search on TV, this product operates in a similar fashion.

The Ubi runs on the Android platform with a powerful processor for voice recognition and also has the ability to connect to other devices. You can plug in speakers, USB drives, or connect through Bluetooth directly to your iPhone or Android device.

Ubi Voice activated home computer system
Ubi Voice activated home computer system
Ubi can be used for potentially hundreds of applications. The applications planned to ship with the Ubi include:
  • Alarm clock
  • Voice memos
  • Baby monitor
  • Speaker-phone
  • Intercom system
  • Noise pollution monitor
  • Voice-enabled Internet search
  • Home speaker system with sound piping
  • Virtual assistant (audio calendar, feed reader, podcast etc)
  • Indicator light (light changing based on events, e.g. weather, stock, email)
  • Controlling the climate of your home (through web enabled thermostats like Nest)

Priced at around $220 for a single unit, discounts are given for extra units, Ubi will work in English with North American voltages, but it is planned to expand capabilities to other countries and languages.

For further information visit theubi.com to pre-order Ubi and have your questions answered.



Related:

  1. Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (Feb 10, 2014). Launch of Project Ubi Odyssey the Ubiquitous Computer
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/computer/launch.php
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  3. vOICe Learning Edition Browser for the Blind - The vOICe Learning Edition's Internet Sonification Browser for persons who are blind.





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