New Tablet Helps Seniors Stay Connected
USA – The aging of the Baby Boomer generation has created a growing market for innovations aimed at seniors. Consumer Cellular has released a tablet designed for older users called the GrandPad. It is a touch-screen tablet integrated with internet and cellular service. The features of the GrandPad include front-facing speakers for clearer sound; wireless charging dock; built-in customer support with access to live operators; and flashlight and magnifying glass applications. In addition, the touch screen features large digital icons such as “call” and “new email”.
The subscription service includes a private family network that family members can use to securely update phone numbers, and send emails, photos, and comments to the GrandPad. Only approved senders’ messages are sent to the users’ email, weeding out spam and scams. A specially designed Lyft app is also being added to the screen. This will enable users to press icons such as “home” or “doctor” to order rides to pre-set addresses. The app can also notify family members when the user has arrived at their destination.