Ion Concept Phone, Designed for Elderly Folks

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Created by Sascha Bruk and Michael Burger, the Ion concept phone aims to bring a tad more tangibility to the interaction with a mobile phone and a better organisation of its features. The phone comes with 3 functioning modes: standby (when closed), phone book (open to 90 degrees) and phone (opened to 180 degrees).


These modes allow you to fully open the phone in order to answer a call, or just pivot the upper case to 90 degree if you want to save the number after the chatter is over and you want to reach the phone book. Navigation is done with the aid of a scroll wheel and a big button enters your choices in the menus.

When you want to call someone in the phone book, you’ll just have to open the handset to 90 degrees, select the contact and call the person by pivoting the case to 180 degrees. Easy interaction makes the use of the handset intuitive and you have to know that Ion phone focuses on elderly people, as its main public.



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  • Joe B.

    This concept phone looks really cool and stylish, but I don’t find it practical to the elderly. Its design is too classy but the buttons cannot be accessed immediately. The elderly needs a cell phone that they can use with all ease and convenience. So I’m not looking forward for the release of this cell phone into the market. Anyway, the right phone for seniors is already out in the market—the Just5 phone.

    Just5 phone is a very simple phone. However, it cannot be belittled just because of its very plain design. Its bar style is purposely designed so seniors can easily access the keypad and the emergency S.O.S. button. For the elderly, it’s the functionality that matters more than the style. This does not mean though that Just5 phone is not competitive in terms of style. It is actually made really attractive by its colors. Additionally, this is not equipped with features that will be considered useless to the elderly.

    With the availability of Just5 phone, people no longer need to wait for the materialization of concept cell phone for seniors that are deemed to be fantastic—a mind-conditioning strategy so people will be excited to purchase the phone once it is released. The seniors need what they can practically use and not what they can flash to their crowd.