Houston Business Journal
by Molly Ryan, Reporter
Friday, June 22, 2012
Seniors in Touch plugs elderly into Internet, social media
Get ready for your grandma and grandpa to enter the social media era.
The backers behind Seniors in Touch, a touch-screen system developed to help seniors better communicate with friends and family, are gambling that it could transform the way seniors interact with all forms of technology.
Sprouted from an idea hatched by Donald Sapaugh, president of Houston-based University General Health System Inc. , Seniors in Touch hopes to capture a piece of the $2 billion senior technology market, which is expected to grow to $20 billion in the next 10 years [more]
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It’s very simple
Our patented family communications system for residents of Senior Living facilities makes it easy to stay in touch!
Text and Video E-mail Messaging. A camera built into the touchscreen with video e-mail technology creates a simple communications solution for senior adults. Those who wish to type can, but it is not required.
Photo Album. This feature allows for family members to upload photos for immediate viewing by the Senior without the delivery delays of mailing traditional photos. Multiple family members can create photo folders and upload pictures.
News, Weather, and Sports. Seniors can select the zip code from whatever city they'd like to get news, weather, and sports, allowing them to stay in touch with either their local community or one that reflects their roots.
Life Story. A very unique feature, this allows the Senior and their loved ones to create and maintain a living legacy and journal of the senior's life. This story section of Seniors In Touch creates a touchstone for interaction and genealogy for the entire family group.