Gadgets for Senior Citizens: Mobile phones, Tablets for Senior Citizens
New Delhi: Electronic gadgets for senior citizens should be user friends. They should be easy and comfortable for the elderly people to use. With advancing age it is common that eyesight, hearing ability are reduced and the reflexes also slow down. Mobile phones and other gadgets for senior citizens may be needed for emergency alert, health monitoring, reminders etc. Given below are few top mobile phones and gadgets that are specially designed for senior citizens.
- Samsung Jitterbug Plus: This is a flip phone. Both the displays are provided with extra large buttons so that the senior citizens can use it easily. Internal display of the phone is 2 inches size and external display is of 1 inches. There are large fonts on both these displays. The device is provided with ‘yes’ and ‘no’ buttons on the keypad to make the interface more simple for the senior citizens. For those with hearing problems, the earpiece volume can be increased to maximum levels. The phone also comes with voice dialing, camera and Bluetooth. Samsung Jitterbug Plus can be ordered online at eBay Global Easy Buy and comes with a price tag of Rs. 7,000.
- iBall Aasaan: This mobile is especially for the needs of elderly people. the mobile is provided a bright backlight, LCD in bright orange color with big character and extra large keypad. The mobile also has ringtones and call volume more than the normal volume so that senior citizens can hear the ringtone clearly. LED flashlight is also provided. There is a facility to store five emergency numbers to which SMS alert can be sent automatically when SOS button is pressed. This can be bought from www.flipkart.com for Rs. 2,599.
- Apple iPad is the best suitable device for senior citizens as this comes with a large touchscreen, interesting apps and user friendly interface. Large text, voiceover, zoo, high contrast are the features that will cater to the requirements of the elders. Apple iPad can be comes with a price tag of Rs. 30,500.
- Memo Touch is a tablet that is specially made for elders. This is a tablet that has ten inch display. The tablet features, calendar, weather, medicine reminder and photo album functions. Any of the family members of the senior citizens can subscribe to caregiver service so that memos and reminders can be sent to the tablet. For more details about Memo Touch tablet, please visit www.memotouch.com. The device is available for US$599.