Some of the features might be just what the 65-and-older market needs — noise cancellation, larger text, and even speech-slowing for better parsing of fast-talking callers.
Not every technological innovation has to look like it stepped out of the future — sometimes, it could be hiding right behind the mundane things around us.
It may not be the greenest way to communicate with your elders, but a new device called messageQube could go long way in breaking down technological and communication barriers between youngsters and seniors, as well as doctors and ailing patients.
Independa‘s service allows family and other caregivers to monitor the well-being of their elderly relatives, and gives the elderly easy access services they need. The company just closed a $1.6 million round of funding from private investors and Southern California venture capital firms Miramar Venture Partners and City Hill Ventures.