One of the many things understood throughout all of this is how much of we took for granted. The simple pleasures such as breathing the fresh air, a quick trip to the supermarket, or dinner out with friends. The list could go on and on, but one thing is for certain, COVID-19 has been disruptive.
Prior to what came to be an extensive shut down we rolled introduced the option to complete virtual sessions. We knew it would be a challenge because our exercise sessions are not completed within a chair, or in one particular set location. In a ‘normal’ world we would be assisting as much as needed in order to accomplish our goals set for the day.
We have been beyond proud of each and every LiveWell member who has continued on their path towards a happier, healthier life. However, we have noticed one challenge, camera placement.
Where can the camera be placed such that our team can see everything? That, has not been possible, again because our programs are dynamic and designed to improve everyday living tasks. Cell phones and tablets are moved numerous times throughout the session in order to create the safest experience for all.
How could we solve this problem? The camera could be set far away to capture an entire room, but would someone with a hearing impairment be able to hear? The camera would be quite a ways from the exercise itself, would the finer details be missed due to the distance between? Could exercise sessions be designed in a way that limits camera movement? The list goes on and on.
And then, it hit me! I had just purchased a FaceBook Portal for my fiance. She and her mother FaceTime quite often, FaceBook Portal allows one to connect with others while completing another task. It eliminates the need to sit and hold the phone in front of your face. The portal allows one to be moving about, while remaining in the picture on the other line.
The camera within the portal has a number of features. It will always move about in order to keep the individual within a viewing area. The camera may shift left to right, or zoom in and out. Portal eliminates the need to move the camera from one position to the other.
If virtual is here to stay, or the virtual option is a better for for you, the FaceBook Portal would be very helpful. In order to use FaceBook Portal one will need a FaceBook profile or the application ‘Whats App‘.
Sure it can be utilized for virtual exercise sessions, but there are many other uses. Obviously connecting with others is the dominant feature. There is also a rotating slideshow of pictures when the device is not in use. From time to time we utilize Alexa that will answer questions, or play our favorite tunes.
We love ours and it may be an option for you!