March 18, 2007
"Created by Austrian firm Emporia, the LifePhone has been specifically developed for the older generation who find existing handsets too fiddly and complicated to use.
Instead of a camera or music player it has a loud speaker tuned for those who are either partially sighted or use a hearing aid, a big screen and buttons.
On show at the Cebit hi-tech fair, the phone will go on sale around the world in May."
Other elder phones:
-- Italian Designed phone for the elderly - Another simple cell phone for the elderly, designed by an Italian.
-- Czechs Making Cell Phones for Elderly - Targeting elderly customers, a Czech company has started manufacturing extra large cellular phones.
-- A cell phone for grandparents - Swiss mobile operator Orange launched a cell phone for the elderly, with just three colored buttons, called Mobi-Click.
-- Phones For Young and Old in South Korea - Korean Carriers have started to sell phones designed for the most overlooked demographics: the very young and the very old.
-- �The Elderphone� - Click Senior-Tel is a full-blown GSM phone for the elderly and confused - with just three buttons.
-- Start-up launches easy-to-use mobile phone - Mobi-Click is generating excitement with its new range of phones that work using just three button.
-- Seniors to be offered S`911-only' cell phones - Cell phones that dial only 911 will be given free to seniors in unincorporated Palm Beach County.
-- Finding the Right Handset For Older Cellphone Users - Currently, seniors make up about 15% of overall cellphone users".
-- Simplified Phones for the Elderly - Mobile telematics company Benefon launches a new cell phone called �Benefon Seraph�, it's meant to be a "guardian angel" phone. Ultra simplified with only 3 buttons, it allows for direct dialing to predefined numbers.
-- Verilocation - A mobile phone tracker, Verilocation pinpoints a cell user's wherabouts. It is also expected to be of interest to domestic users; anyone who needs to locate someone such as an elderly relative travelling away from home, small children out on their own...
-- Donated phones can help seniors - Senior centers in Michigan are asking the community for phone donations to better arm elderly people during an emergency.
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