Samsung Australia has teamed up with Ethan Group and software vendor Breezie to develop a tablet solution for seniors.
The solution was developed for clients of Catholic Healthcare to improve connectivity to relevant health services and online communication channels.
Samsung has provided Galaxy Tab A tablets using software from Breezie, which has 40 preconfigured accessibility settings and sensor-driven analytics to adjust for different levels of digital literacy and physical and cognitive abilities.
The tablets also run consumer communication apps like Facebook and Skype, as well as medical and entertainment programs.
Ethan Group will provide ongoing support, including setting up the devices with personalised applications and continuous sales and user support. Users can also either nominate their carers or the Breezie services team for remote configuration.
Catholic Healthcare general manager of community services Janis Redford said the solution would support greater independence for seniors and support their day-to-day lives through connectivity.
“This initiative breaks new ground for our industry as it has the power to transform the lifestyles of older Australians through an intuitive, customisable, and easy-to-use experience,” she said.
“We believe this technology to be transformational for the aged care sector as it will allow carers and family members to tailor content to the requirements of the user, either remotely or manually.”
Samsung expects to roll out 100 tablets by Christmas, with plans to expand through 2017.