March 6, 2007

Elder Phone slows down voices

Digital World Tokyo reports on NTT DoCoMo’s new mobile phone , The Raku-Raku Phone Basic, which caters to the elderly with lowered hearing and eyesight.

-- A "Slow Voice’ feature, slows down the spoken words coming through the earpiece for easy listening.

-- A ‘Clear Voice’ noise detection feature takes into account surrounding noise levels and adjusts the earpiece and ringtone volume accordingly.

-- An automated voice reads out text from email or web pages and announces incoming caller identities

-- And a pedometer that can work out daily calorie consumption."

Links to other elder phones

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