Woman Saved by Smart Speaker
A woman from Salford who slipped in the bathroom says a smart speaker saved her life.
03:36 20 August 2021
Nora Morris, from Worsley, says her life has been 'quite literally saved' by a smart speaker.
In late April, the pensioner slipped in the bathroom and suffered a broken hip. She said she found herself trapped in the house needing emergency medical attention.
Alone and unable to get to her phone, Nora managed to get help through Amazon Alexa. She remembers calling to her smart speaker and successfully reaching her daughter, Debbie Morris-Connearn, who in turn managed to arrange the help she needed.
Now, having fully recovered, Nora shares her story to raise awareness on alternative methods that can be used to contact the emergency services.
“Alexa quite literally saved my life,” Nora said. “I honestly do not know what would have happened if I didn’t have Alexa — I could have lain there for days!”
“During my time in hospital I told everyone I met about how Alexa helped me, and I encourage everyone to get an Echo device, because accidents can happen at any time, and this technology could be a lifeline to help,” she added.
Debbie said: “I bought mum an Amazon Echo to keep her company, help her in the house and to give me peace of mind.