Saturday, May 06, 2006

Motorola Cell Phone Automatically Adjusts to the Elderly

Advancements in hearing assistance technology ...

"Often the special needs of the elderly can be a disadvantage when attempting to use cell phones, and these options can be especially confusing to consumers with minimal technical abilities. To help ease the problem, Motorola has patented cell phone technology adaptable for the hearing impaired.

By automatically detecting speech patterns of the elderly, the technology automatically boosts incoming and outgoing audio while simplifying menu structure and increasing font size.

The special needs of the elderly can often be in conflict with other users, such as the youth which often desire the smallest, most feature rich devices possible. Hence, the technology allows one device to adapt and accommodate to both market segments."   continued ...   (Via Mobiledia)

Adjustable Cell Phone - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Adjustable Cell Phone

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