EzNav – A Web browser for the elderly

Description:

The evolution of technology and new application ideas happen so fast that it is hard to keep up with all the new features and capabilities on offer by the newly-launched smart phones and applications. This is an interesting phenomenon and keeps tech enthusiasts on their toes for the next big thing.

However, one thing that seems to be lagging behind is keeping in mind the people that aren’t used to all the new advances in technology and need to be aided, the elderly in particular. At Fraunhofer Portugal, we aim to create innovative and targeted solutions for this group of users. However, we lacked a solution for these users that is able to leverage the kind of information discovery and creation made possible by one of the most important and successful platforms that our society created in the twentieth century: the World Wide Web. For that, it was necessary to ’reinvent the web browser’ – and make it accessible to senior adults.

 

Outcome:

Web browser application for Android that maintains consistency with the developments of the Smart Companion / GoLivePhone projects by being targeted to older adults, having a simple and clever user interface, and being ready to be used as a module in those projects.

The finalized version is ready to be integrated with our current solutions as well as sold as an add-on application for the current users of Smart Companion / GoLivePhone.

 

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