The 'EziSmart' Features Enlarged Buttons and an Emergency Function

By: David Ingram - Nov 10, 2015
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Inventor Richard Chan created the 'EziSmart,' a smartphone case specially designed for elderly or disabled individuals who lack the motor control to operate their touch screen mobile devices.

This phone case fits on Android devices and features an enlarged physical keyboard that clips onto a smartphone. Chan was inspired to create the 'EziSmart' after his elderly mother had suffered a series of strokes, losing much of her motor control. Each button is also made with a slight concave to help individuals with limited motor control to keep their fingers in place while typing.

An emergency call button is also built into the phone's case and will send a text message to a predetermined contact, along with the user's GPS coordinates when pressed. With this specialty phone case, individuals who have limited motor control or mental awareness can still be connected and equipped with modern technology.