Best Buy launches simple camera phone for the elderly

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Best Buy Health has introduced its simplest camera phone yet, designed to help keep the elderly connected to loved ones and to support services. The Best Buy Lively Smart makes it easier than ever for older adults to access the phone features they rely on, including one-touch access to health and safety services provided by the supermarket's partner company Lively.

The Best Buy Lively Smart has a 6.2-inch screen, a long-lasting battery and features a home screen with large, legible text. It features a simple user interface which organizes key features into a single list, and includes a one-touch button to get help in urgent and non-urgent situations, as well as a camera for video and photos and GPS capability.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).