Tablet device helps elderly with feelings of isolation

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From a social robot to a wearable device, hardware is increasingly popping up to make people's lives better. Although the elderly are often not extremely tech-savvy, there are also attempts to use modern innovations to their advantage. Australian startup Conpago has developed hardware to help the older generation with feelings of isolation. In the UK, up to sixteen percent of the older population reported feelings of loneliness. When looking at Australia, this increases up to forty percent. Mackenzie Jackson and Marley Brown were therefore motivated to create their Brisbane-based startup to reduce loneliness and enable connection among the elderly. They have a particular focus…

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