The Zone V vision is to provide accessible digital devices for the ageing population and those with disability. These devices can be used to support initiatives that are dependent on technology and focus on the wellbeing of the UK population
The aim of NHSX is ‘to create the most advanced health and care service in the world to diagnose diseases earlier, free up staff time and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare.’*
In order to achieve this goal, it is critical that the UK population can use these digital services.
… in a recent survey it was found that 46% of over 50s find smartphones difficult to use – that’s 21 million people who are naturally part the NHS’ largest user group.*
Over 6 million – 30% of UK adults over 50 don’t own a smartphone at all.*
Simply, smartphones are designed for millennials and while there are accessible features, they are often difficult to find and try to enhance an existing user interface that is too complicated
The over 50s are an increasingly significant % of the population
ONS population projections, CEBR (Centre for Economic and Business Research) analysis
Designed from the ground up with the over 50s in mind.
Core smartphone functions such as calls and text messages are made easy with big text and large buttons.
Apps such as the NHS App, WhatsApp and Facebook are easier to find and by default, the text is easier to read.
All running on the powerful and reliable Samsung device platforms
1. Easy access from the home screen
Access to apps is made easy with the simplified home page. The home page is easy to customise allowing any app including the NHS App to be placed front and centre – making it easy for older people to find it.
2. Large text for 3rd party apps by default
Text for any enabled 3rd party app is made larger by default making it easier for those with ageing eyesight or other eye conditions.
All of your app notifications in one place
Easy to read, simple to use text messaging
A contacts list that you can easily navigate
Your calendar displayed with clarity
Dialler, favourites, and call log all with large text
Clock and alarms - essential everyday tools
All of the most commonly used system settings - made easy!
Quick access to your favourite contacts from the home screen
Easy to access information from your lock screen
A magnifier that uses the camera to increase the size of the image on the screen
Videos that walk you through the software
Standard, dark and light modes that apply through the entire interface for optimal contrast and clarity
Vibration response that confirms each touch
Font size that can be increased or decreased and applies across all applications included 3rd party apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook**3rd party app must have font sizing enabled