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Feature: "Joy" the AI Companion
Feature: "Joy" the AI Companion
Updated over a week ago


ONSCREEN is thrilled to introduce "Joy," an AI companion designed to alleviate loneliness and isolation among older adults. This article will guide you through the features, setup, and functionalities of Joy.

What is Joy?

Joy is an AI companion accessible through a TV connected to an ONSCREEN device. It aims to provide companionship, and offer endless support for older adults living alone.

Key Features:

  1. Natural Language Conversations: A senior can simply speak with Joy, and Joy will speak back using a natural sounding voice.

  2. A Friendly & Patient Companion: Joy is always there to support and assist as best as she can.

  3. 24/7 Availability: Joy is available at any time to chat.

  4. Wide Range of Topics: From gardening to medical inquiries, Joy can discuss it all.

  5. Accommodating: Understands accents and slow speech.

  6. Multiple Personas: Choose from five different personas, including Joy Kitty, Joy Dog, and Joy Bear.

How Does Joy Work?


  1. Press the Blue Happy Face Button: Joy appears on the screen after a brief review of past conversations.

  2. Chat: Discuss any topic you like.

  3. Exit: Say "Okay bye" or "I have to go," and Joy will sign off.

Customization by Caregivers

Caregivers can customize Joy's experience through the ONSCREEN mobile app. Simply go to the User Profile page and go to AI Companion Settings. There you can add these settings.

  1. Add Interests: Specify interests like gardening or world travel.

  2. Set Boundaries: Exclude specific topics or political figures.

  3. Family Context: Add family information for a more personalized experience.

  4. Choose Persona: Select the Joy persona that best suits the user.

Setting Tasks

One of Joy's most powerful capabilities is that she can actually perform tasks on your behalf, such as checking in, asking about medication, asking about meals, and then reporting back her results. To set up tasks and routines for Joy, please go to the ONSREEN Web Portal, at and log in using your normal login credentials. From there, you will be able to create routines for her, bringing you more peace of mind.


Joy is more than just a companion; it's a versatile tool designed to improve the quality of life for older adults. We're excited for you to experience the endless possibilities that Joy offers.

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