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Hitting the High Notes with Cisco ūmi

- April 6, 2011 - 1 Comment

It’s not always easy to see long distance family. My family and I who live in Menlo Park, CA haven’t seen our in-laws who live in Boston, MA in over a year. Fortunately, we use ūmi two times per week for 30 minutes to 1 hour to connect.

Although we won’t see our in-laws in-person for another 5 months, ūmi has definitely proven to be a very interesting way for my 2 ½ year old daughter to play with her eldest nephew, Thomas. They do jumping jacks, play word games, and even practice playing music together.

Check out this video of Thomas showing off his new found trumpet skills over ūmi and teaching Ava how to play.

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  1. My father passed away in February, but with umi we were able to see him frequently during his last few months despite the fact that he was too frail to travel. It meant a lot that he was able to see his grandkids so often. Someone should figure out how to get umis installed in nurshing homes and senior centers - there's got to be a lot of seniors who can't travel that would love to see their families more often.