INDIA: Philips mobile announced the launch of Philips Xenium X2566, the first-of-its-kind feature phone exclusively designed for senior citizens.
With features such as large font size, long lasting battery life and SOS function, priced at an affordable price range, the device has features that makes technology accessible to the elderly.
Senior citizens are often inconvenienced by the standard phones available in the market due to their small font size, short battery life and fragility.
According to Pew Research Internet Group, elderly citizens face several difficulties while adopting new technologies. Two in five elderly citizens indicated that they have a "physical or health condition that makes reading difficult or challenging" or a "disability, handicap, or chronic disease that prevents them from fully participating in many common daily activities".