Tablets for seniors: Keep in touch with loved ones during Covid-19

Date of webinar: 
26 Jan 2021 - 13:00

This webinar took place on 26 January 2021

Technology has played a pivotal role in helping to keep us connected with love ones during Covid-19.

In this webinar, we heard from the makers of devices designed with older users in mind (KOMP and GrandPad) and from people who are distributing them in the community - as well as a care home.

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No Isolation: KOMP Device

A picture of the KOMP Screen with the No Isolation Logo on it. There is a 'knob' or dial on the right-hand side of the device.Norwegian start-up No Isolation delivers technology solutions designed to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. Its KOMP screen was designed alongside older users.

It is specifically targetted at helping older people and their relatives keep in touch through a simple video-conferencing system, which can be remotely activated.

KOMP: Keeping people connected in the Western Isles of Scotland

We'll hear from the NHS Western Isles, which has been using KOMP to enable people living in remote areas of the Scottish Isles to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Sue Long, mPower Implementation lead will tell us how she and her team have used EU funding to buy devices and supplied iPad and KOMP devices to connect people remotely via video-conferencing.

GrandPad: A Tablet for Seniors

Image shows a man with a moustache looking at a GrandPad device and using it with a stylus-style deviceThe GrandPad tablet is designed with seniors in mind. It includes features for connecting with loved ones. 

The interface is simple and includes large buttons to make it simple for people to use to connect with people remotely. We'll hear from GrandPad in more detail about the features and where to buy one. 

Hill Care Homes

Hill Care Homes have introduced tablets into their care homes during Covid-19 in order to help their residents keep in touch with loves ones.

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