Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
Published on Jul 27, 2014 11:31 AM
BUCHAREST (AFP) - Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.
The system - the work of a startup called Hubert - began operating in the United States and in Europe on crowd-funding website Indiegogo this month.
"Everything started after one of my grandmothers died in a home for dependent seniors in France," Stephane Lucon, a Frenchman who co-founded Hubert, told AFP.
"I was living with my wife and children 2,000km away from her, in Romania. I went to visit her whenever I could but I would have liked her to be able to see her grandchildren every day via Skype or any video conference application."
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