According to Brandon Sawalich, President of Starkey, the novel product ultimately allows people to “hear better and live better”.
An American privately owned company, Starkey Hearing Technologies that makes hearing aids, announced the first-ever Fall Detection and Alert capability within a hearing aid, as well as Heart Rate Measurement and built-in Virtual Assistant. Building on the recent launch of the world’s first Healthable hearing technology, Livio AI, Starkey has revolutionized the hearing aid solutions.
Achin Bhowmik, CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Starkey Hearing Technologies, stated, “This is such an exciting time to be a part of the hearing industry. We continue to transform the hearing aids with embedded sensors and artificial intelligence – whether it be through integrating Fall Alert, Heart Rate Measurement, Translation or a built-in Virtual Assistant.”
Moreover, Achin Added, “And we are just getting started – with advanced environmental detection, geotagged settings, a natural user interface and now a rechargeable option, Livio AI is the ultimate in sound quality, in usability and a multi-functional, must-have device.”
Continued to make advancements in the hearing-impaired, Starkey Hearing Technologies is now introducing breakthrough features powered by artificial intelligence.
Insights into Livio AI’s newly added features
With its existing capabilities like to translation speech in 27 languages, natural user interface with tap control, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, the new solution leverages a few novel features as bellow.
- Fall Detection and Alerts
- Heart Rate Measurement
- Thrive Virtual Assistant, built on Google Assistant
- Rechargeable option
- Voice-to-text Transcription
- Self Check for hearing the performance
Starkey’s newly introduced product can help give millions of people, their families and caregivers peace of mind. Its Fall Alert, a revolutionary feature of Livio AI, can detect falls and send alert messages to selected contacts.
Bill Austin, Founder, and CEO, Starkey Hearing Technologies, said, “I have always dreamed about making a monumental positive impact on society,” he added, “Livio AI and its fall-alert feature will not only provide peace of mind to caregivers but could potentially save lives all over the world.”
Livio AI’s embedded sensors and artificial intelligence also compliment in-ear receivers that provide accurate heart-rate measurement and heart-rate recovery information. This feature motivates users to engage proactively in their own fitness efforts and improve their overall health.
Furthermore, the Thrive Virtual Assistant is integrated with the Google Assistant for hands-free help whenever and wherever the wearer needs it. This application-based assistant can answer questions such as, ‘What’s today’s weather forecast?’ It also allows the user to conveniently troubleshoot hearing-aid and accessory issues.
Livio AI includes a new mobile app—Thrive Hearing Control; and four new wireless accessories: Starkey Hearing Technologies TV, the Remote, Mini Remote Microphone, and the Remote Microphone +. With the Remote Microphone +, Livio AI is also the first hearing aid to feature Amazon Alexa connectivity.