No Isolation, a Norwegian company founded in 2015, has updated its KOMP one-button computer system for seniors.
The company said the product offers a safe method of socialising for older people during the pandemic.
The new model, boasting a wider screen and in-built internet, has been launched in direct response to user feedback following an increase in demand brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
KOMP is placed at the senior’s house, and family and friends can connect and share content through the dedicated app.
When the KOMP is turned on, the user will automatically receive the messages, video calls and pictures sent throughout the day.
The updated version comes with an increased screen size, visibility and sound quality.
Also upgraded is the design, and the new edition comes with in-built internet too.
Karen Dolva, co-founder and CEO of No Isolation, commented: “As a company, it has always been our mission to ensure that no one has to needlessly suffer from loneliness.
“This uncertain period, brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19, has enabled society to wake up to what we’ve always tried to emphasise: the importance of keeping people connected and the profound impact this can have on not only mental, but also physical health.
“By creating KOMP, we want to ensure that seniors feel like they are an active part of their children’s and their grandchildren’s lives, and to stop them feeling lonely, particularly while they can’t physically be with their family.
“Now more than ever, we want to bring all of the most magical aspects of modern-day communication tools into one device, in order to ensure seamless communication between all family members, across all generations.
“It is for this reason that we made the decision to bring forward the implementation of these much-needed updates to KOMP.”