For the Senior Generation

For the Senior Generation For the Senior Generation

We want to create a society in which people can enjoy the lifestyle of their choosing, in comfort and in good physical and mental health, regardless of their age. We are aiming to build the kind of sustainable society where the IoT, smart robots, autonomous driving systems and other technologies are used to directly and indirectly connect senior citizens to their local communities.

Providing a new mobility service that uses automated driving technology

TOMODACHI NAVYA ARMA

BOLDLY Inc. is endeavoring to commercialize a mobility service that utilizes automated driving technology in an effort to create a society where everyone, including, of course, the seniors and people with disabilities, can freely get around inexpensively and safely. We are working toward the practical implementation of fixed-route buses equipped with automated driving technology which are expected to solve issues faced by transport operators, such as the driver shortage and bus line maintenance, as well as provide a mode of transportation for the elderly, etc.

Providing easy-to-use, senior-friendly services

We offer simple, easy-to-use smartphone devices designed specifically for senior citizens, even those who have never used a smartphone before.

Simple Smartphone 5

The “Simple Smartphone 5”, has a large menu display and large keys and letters making reading and typing easier.
Not only that, SoftBank is working to enrich and improve the convenience of senior citizens' active lifestyles with this model that allows them to quickly look up directions, connections, etc. thanks to its voice search that can be used by simply tapping the microphone icon.

Kantan Smartphone2

The Y!Mobile “Kantan Smartphone 2,” which launched in 2020, is SoftBank's "Y!Mobile" brand product for which we set the specifications and outsourced manufacturing to handset manufacturers. We developed these to help hesitant users shift from feature phones to smartphones by bridging the digital divide with operability and features needed by elderly people, as well as to protect them from crime.

Service Overview
Push-to-support In the event that you are unsure of the operation of the device while using, just press the support button and the device will understand the situation and solve the problem on its own. It also connects to a free dedicated consultation service.
Anti-nuisance phone function

If you receive an unwanted call such as an oreore scam, bank transfer scam, or persistent sales call, the system will warn you that the call is dangerous. In addition, if you receive a call, the system will automatically record the voice of the caller as well as the warning guidance to you.

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    We have already applied for a patent for the voice guidance of the nuisance call prevention function.

Evaluation by an external organization

The “Kantan Smartphone 2” and “Simple Smartphone 5” have received the 2020 Good Design Award. The “Kantan SmartPhone 2” has been certified as an excellent security phone by the National Federation of Crime Prevention Associations as a recommended device.

Using smartphones to track wandering seniors

Using smartphones to track wandering seniors

SoftBank has teamed up with “National Caravan-Mate Coordinating Commitee*” to offer the dedicated “Orange Safety Net (OSN)” smartphone application that provides nationwide support services to track seniors with dementia in cooperation with a related Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare program covering a broad geogeographical area. We are able to provide the service through the use and installation of the OSN app in smartphones of supporters of seniors with dementia, as well as others who cooperate with the wandering-watch SOS network program for such seniors.

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    An organization affiliated with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare which holds training courses for supporters of people with dementia.
    http://www.caravanmate.com/