Here’s a product you don’t see every day: a tablet designed specifically for senior citizens — albeit with rather limited functionality. The Memo Touch is designed as a reminder tool for those who struggle with short-term memory loss, and can be used to deliver gentle cues when its time to take a medication, go to the doctor and the like. It’s collaborative, too, as family members may add calendar events, phone numbers and to-do items, or even share photos and personalized messages, all from the product’s companion website. Based on the Archos 101, the Memo Touch sells for $299 and requires a six-month ($174) or 12-month ($300) subscription. For those who don’t take to the new-fangled gadget, the tablet carries a three month return policy, where purchasers may opt to receive a refund or have the tablet restored to its Android roots. Hey, it’s one more way of keeping that rascally parent under your thumb, anyway. Overbearing children will find a full press release after the break. Now, where’d we put that damn tablet?
Introducing Memo Touch, a tablet designed for elders with short-term memory loss originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:40:00 EST.