A New Mobile Phone Especially For The Elderly

From Dick Stroud’s blog, here’s news of a new, specialty device called Mi-Look from Kyocera. It’s $255 and is three devices in one.

Firstly, it’s a basic cell phone with a simple 2-inch QVGA display and three large buttons.

Second, it’s a pedometer that not only tracks how many steps the user has taken but also sends this data via e-mail.

Third, the device has an alarm function. In the case of an emergency, users can just pull the strap that’s attached to the device to trigger an alarm sound and send an email.

Nice one but, as Dick says, ‘very Japanese’.