Helpful communication device upgrade keeps elderly users connected during COVID-19

Helpful communication device upgrade keeps elderly users connected during COVID-19

No Isolation has introduced a new variation of KOMP– a one-button computer designed particularly for usage by elderly individuals.

The brand-new design, boasting a larger screen and built-in internet, has actually been released in response to user feedback following a boost in demand brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developed to bridge the communication space between analog senior citizens and their digitally native relatives in order to reduce sensations of isolation and social isolation, KOMP is put at the senior person’s house, and household and good friends can share and link content through the dedicated app. When KOMP is turned on, the user will instantly receive the messages, video calls, and images sent throughout the day.

With improved visibility and sound quality, the updated version of KOMP now has an easy-to-grasp bring manage located at the top of the gadget for easy transportation in-between spaces. The addition of a foot and a small tilt of the screen so that it sits at an angle also make the unit substantially more stable when put on surfaces. When utilizing a VESA wall install, stability has actually likewise been enhanced.

According to Age UK, 3.6 million older individuals in the UK live alone, with 1.9 million reporting sensations overlooked and invisible. In addition, The Alzheimers Society reports that there are over 800,000 people in the UK aged over 65 who have dementia typically struggling more than others to find out how to utilize brand-new innovation.

For these groups, interaction is usually offline. Modern interaction devices and social networks imply that the more youthful generations have the ability to interact instantly, via many mediums, which has actually been especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic when in-person communication has been reduced to prevent transmission of the infection.

No Isolation has actually also provided KOMP inbuilt web; an essential upgrade for elderly people who do not already have Wi-Fi set up in their homes. With the new incorporated Wi-Fi made it possible for SIM-card, elderly individuals can merely plug in their KOMP and start utilizing it. With improved visibility and sound quality, the upgraded variation of KOMP now has an easy-to-grasp carry handle situated at the top of the gadget for easy transportation between rooms. The addition of a foot and a small tilt of the screen so that it sits at an angle likewise make the system significantly more stable when placed on surface areas. Stability has likewise been enhanced when utilizing a VESA wall mount.

Karen Dolva, Co-Founder and CEO of No Isolation, stated: “As a company, it has actually always been our mission to ensure that nobody has to unnecessarily experience loneliness. This unpredictable duration, brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19, has actually made it possible for society to wake up to what we’ve always attempted to emphasize: the importance of keeping people connected and the extensive impact this can have on not just mental, however also physical health.

To react to these needs, No Isolation has actually taken the most useful components of social networks and introduced them to senior individuals, in a product designed specifically for them.

No Isolation has actually likewise given KOMP built-in internet; an important upgrade for elderly people who do not currently have Wi-Fi set up in their homes. With the new incorporated Wi-Fi allowed SIM-card, elderly people can simply plug in their KOMP and begin using it. Users have the ability to opt-out, however, if they currently have a home internet plan.

Secret updates to KOMP include enhanced visibility and screen size, accounting for elderly people with reduced vision, with the assistive technology now coming with high contrast, 16:9 widescreen screen. In addition to improving overall visibility, the bigger screen display screen better accommodates video material.

” By developing KOMP, we want to guarantee that seniors seem like they are an active part of their children and their grandchildren’s lives, and to stop them feeling lonesome, particularly while they cant physically be with their household.

” Now more than ever, we want to bring all of the most wonderful elements of modern-day interaction tools into one gadget, in order to guarantee smooth interaction in between all relative, throughout all generations. It is for this reason that we decided to bring forward the application of these much-needed updates to KOMP.”

Furthermore, the assistive equipment takes advantage of improved sound quality, making it easier for elderly people to hear and comprehend the person on the screen. Feedback from the microphone has likewise been minimized, enhancing the two-way video experience.