Pandemic has left several destructive issues that we directly or imperceptibly need to follow in our daily lives. Mostly it conducts a massive threat to health as well as mental wellness. Being a human, we require a secured, and safe space to think, to breath. But after the covid-19 had outbroken, it has articulated us in a traumatized situation mentally.
Senior citizens are the most affected in these sectors. The health risk is exponentially growing on them that has sorted them away from the mainstreaming recreation, joy. Apart from the covid-19 situation, considering all other terrible and threatful issues to seniors, Scott Lien initiated Grandpad in 2014.
Interestingly, these issues have severely boomed in this year for the pandemic threats. As the senior persons are suffering from social isolation, quarantine, it enhances mostly loneliness, fear, anxiety to them. GrandPad is a cellular or tablet-based socially engaging platform, where they can share their loneliness and turn those into memories with loved ones, well-wishers. Also, it is undoubtedly a secure, fast, and reliable path to interact. Seniors can share photos, stream unlimited music, complete medical video check-in, deliver customer feedback, and a lot more.
Ericsson and Orange In Renovating It
Recently, Ericsson has collaborated with Orange Belgium for building IoT connectivity and management for GrandPad. These services will be available for its tablet devices that will help seniors to operate it easier than before. It contains a simple design for convenience that includes video calls, voice, messaging, email, etc.
The devices enable with built-in LTE system that will turn now into cellular IoT connectivity through Orange Belgium. It also includes management services, sim cards for users so that they can build communication with their family and friends from any location.
For simplification, reliability, and better security, Orange Belgium is connecting GrandPad with the Ericsson IoT accelerator. According to the officials of GrandPad, when the wifi might down for while or might go offline, seniors can access it. They can also monitor the SIM fleet via the internet portal interface.
Just like the current massive changes to our lives, things may appear differently and we, especially seniors need to be capable of tackling the situation. They do not just need to get fit and healthy, in mentally too.
It is an underlying process where the whole GrandPad application system is lying in. GrandPad’s services and its solutions keep seniors active and connect with their social connections.
Orange Belgium is serving a secure IoT network that is powered by the Ericsson IoT accelerator.
Efficient and Simple
By ensuring the use of IoT accelerator, this application can control assets and building a strong user experience across the globe.
Where’s The Solution?
We may see seniors are often challenged in technology. More importantly, 60% of the senior group doesn’t have any wifi access. The rest of them have wifi or care facilities but struggling with how to deal with passwords, sign-in, etc.
To prevent these issues with wifi and other relevant concerns, GrandPad selected 4G LTE that considerably the best choice. 4G is omnipresent and beats wifi so that GrandPad is functionally cost-effective, reliable, and fast. Also, its built-in LTE makes it easier for the users to connect from anywhere, anytime.
Moreover, the connectivity management system has been possible through the Ericsson IoT accelerator. Also, 5G is now a future roadmap of GrandPad. Hopefully, we can see 5G at GrandPad within the next generation.
GrandPad is not just a device, a full-service solution that cuts out the negative impact of social isolation that may affect health and mental growth. This customizable platform allows several healthcare companies, organizations to keep patients and family members connected indeed. Currently, around 1 million people are using GrandPad all over in 110 countries. As GrandPad involves with telehealth sectors, fast-speed and high-quality image processing will bring here a significant change in the interaction between caregiving persons and seniors.