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  • Simple video calling with Speakset
  • Simple video calling with Speakset
    Francisco Osorio (2010) ©

Simple video calling with Speakset

There are over 14 million people in the UK that can be described as digitally excluded, and the majority of them are older generations. So how do we ensure that Granny stays connected? Speakset is an easy to use voice chat programme aimed at older people.



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    Around 5.1 million Brits aged over 65 have never been online. Catering to these untapped customers, Barclays has created over 3,500 'Digital Eagles' - specially-trained staff to help them get online and up to speed. But do people want a bank teaching them about the internet?

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    While the immediate future is unlikely to yield AI pseudo-human carers, the notion of robots aiding the elderly is closer than ever. All over the world – especially in Japan, where more than a quarter of the population is over 65 – technology and healthcare are starting to overlap.

  • Article image Life 2.0: empowering elderly communities

    Life 2.0 is an EU-funded project which has developed a series of networked applications to help empower elderly residents to live more independent lives.