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Independent Living Made Easier with Amazon Echo and Ask My Buddy

Boca Raton, FL, March 07, 2016 --( Have you ever thought about what you would do if you needed help, but couldn’t reach your phone? Or if you are unable to dial? This is what Ask My Buddy is designed for. “This is not a substitute for 911. It’s an additional tool for those trying to preserve their independence, by offering the security of knowing help is just a shout away,” said co-founder Pat Coggins.

Ask My Buddy is a Personal Alert Network service and website that works with Amazon’s Echo & Alexa products, allowing users to get assistance from friends and family by just using their voice. Ask My Buddy will send a "Please check on me" request to the people on your list by text message /SMS, an email, and even a voice telephone call.

"While Ask My Buddy is suitable for all Amazon Echo device users, it has become a favorite of people who are alone and need the ability to reach their personal alert network instantly. Many customers are disabled, or have limited mobility and Ask My Buddy provides a hands free automated alert method. We find it especially rewarding to have several mobility challenged customers specifically express gratitude for the Alert capability," continued Mr. Coggins.

Ask My Buddy is currently seeking sponsors to continue to provide this service free of charge.

“We feel this is a highly underserved market, noting that there are over 44 million people in the EU and well over 20 million people in the US with physical disabilities. We would really like to keep this service free of charge,” said Mr. Coggins.

With thousands of registered users worldwide, sponsoring Ask My Buddy would be a unique opportunity for any organization to promote technology for independent living of those that may not otherwise be able to afford it.

Ask My Buddy skill is available through Amazon’s Alexa application, and additional features are available at

Amazon, Echo, and Alexa are trademarks of Amazon.
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