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Offline DenzilPenberthyTopic starter

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OT: embedded.fm episode about IRL watchdog timer for old folks?
« on: November 18, 2022, 04:14:48 pm »
There doesn't seem to be any better place that I can find to ask so I'll try my luck here:

I remember several years ago hearing Elicia interview someone who was talking about using smart devices e.g. fridge or toys like a stuffed bear to act like a watchdog timer for old folks. e.g. If granny hasn't opened the fridge door by 11am then call/text me so I can check on her. Or a stuffed toy that she can pet whenever she passes it etc. Less intrusive and stigmatising than the usual help alarms etc for old folks.

I think the interviewee was a woman, but I can't remember any other info.

I'm helping someone with a project now that this would be super relevant and useful to. 

Anyone remember or have any clues other than me manually reading through 5 years' worth of show descriptions?

Cheers!


 

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Re: OT: embedded.fm episode about IRL watchdog timer for old folks?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 05:01:38 pm »
Look at 17 and 54.

17. https://embedded.fm/episodes/2013/9/3/17-facebook-status-maybe-not-dead

54. https://embedded.fm/episodes/2014/6/4/54-oh-the-hugh-manatee

My technique to find was to download the episode RSS feed and search it for some likely terms. "monitor" ended up being the one that landed me on 54.
 
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Offline DenzilPenberthyTopic starter

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Re: OT: embedded.fm episode about IRL watchdog timer for old folks?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2022, 05:05:42 pm »
Ah, very clever. Thanks!!!!!
 


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