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Claris Companion tablet helps seniors connect with family, stay on top of medical treatment

July 31, 2013 | Telepresence Options

claris companion tablet

Story by Jeff Bukhari / NY Daily News

A simplified, button-free tablet could be the answer to keeping older senior citizens healthy and happy in their own homes.

Claris Healthcare has introduced a new tablet that allows seniors to stay on top of their medical routines and keep them connected to their families.

The device, called the Claris Companion, uses a straightforward user interface that lets seniors keep track of their health needs through daily medication and treatment reminders.

Whether or not the senior confirms following his or her health regimen, the Companion sends the results to the phones, tablets or PCs of designated family members, friends or caregivers.

Users can communicate on the device through email, text messaging and photo sharing, with video conferencing slated to be added soon. Elders can request their loved ones call them by touching the "call me" command.

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