Jitterbug Will Tell Grandma She’s Not Alone
This cell phone will make “wellness calls” to seniors.
by Sascha Segan
LAS VEGAS—If you can’t find time to call a doctor, what if the doctor calls you? Jitterbug phones will soon be able to make “wellness calls,” interactive calls from a recorded psychologist that help Jitterbug’s golden-age clientele feel better – and help their families track how they feel.
Jitterbug’s wellness calls come from Dr. Brian Alman, a psychologist and well-known specialist in self-hypnosis. He’s not hypnotizing anyone through the phone, though. Rather, he’s making weekly, five-minute robocalls to teach relaxation techniques and ask seniors how they’re feeling.