KOMP – the communication device for seniors

KOMP lets digital children and grandchildren share photos, messages and video call their analogue grandparents.

Growing older, our functional abilities change, and it can become hard to use modern communication devices; but keeping in touch with family and friends is as important as ever. We have developed KOMP to make communication between all generations simple.

In the UK

1,100,000

seniors (75 years and older) only have contact with family and relatives once a month or less

The one-button screen connecting generations

Video play button

With KOMP, your family and friends can share photos, messages, and make video calls. KOMP does not replace physical meetings, but it makes the time between meetings feel a little shorter, and it gives you more to talk about when you do meet.

Try the features:

Secure video streaming

Privacy is always one of our main concerns – making sure both parties feel safe using KOMP.

No long-term storage

KOMP is made for sharing the moment. Photos are only stored for the time chosen by you, and there is no recording functionality in the video call.

Encrypted stream

The stream is end-to-end encrypted. This means that no one other than the KOMP user and the connected app user can access the stream.

Technical specifications

Power

12V 5A 60W

Screen

17"

Audio

6,5 cm full-range speaker

Camera

8 MP

Connectivity

WiFi Dual-Band 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0

Personal invitations

An unlimited number of family members can be invited to share moments through the KOMP app, giving every generation in the family the opportunity to participate.

Constantly evolving

KOMP is not a static product. We are continuously improving features, adding widgets and introducing new forms of content that you can share with your loved ones.

Our first widget is the weather forecast, which can be enabled through the app.

Easy to use

Man and girl next to KOMP, the communication device for seniors

High contrast screen

The screen has a high contrast ratio and large text, making the content easy to see.

No touchscreen

As skin ages, fingertips can become dry and leathery, making interaction with a touch screen more difficult. KOMP has no touch screen and is operated by a single button.

Clear audio connection

The sound is loud and clear, and seeing the person you talk with makes it easier to understand what they say.

One-button, physical interface

KOMP is easy to operate through a big, accessible button, with no complicated interactions to learn.

What’s in the box?

KOMP What Is In The Box
  • KOMP
  • WiFi adapter
  • Bluetooth adapter
  • Power adapter
  • User manuals
  • Keycard

Five-month pilot

From June to November 2017, we conducted a pilot scheme to see if KOMP would encourage more communication within the family. Beyond the user manual, we gave no guidelines or targets for using the product and we are proud to report that over 2,000 photos and messages were sent during this period.

June

November

5

Seniors

(80 years and older)

17

Family members

(20–65 years)

5

Months of testing

2,000

Photos and messages

How do the users feel about KOMP?

Families reported that KOMP has increased day-to-day contact, and has made it easier to share both daily updates and important life moments with the family.

90%

“KOMP makes it easier to share moments of my day-to-day life”

83%

“Sharing photos from my day-to-day life gave the family more to talk about when meeting”

90%

“KOMP is well-adapted to the user's level of technological understanding”

Privacy Illustration Hand

Secure video streaming

Privacy is always one of our main concerns – making sure both parties feel safe using KOMP.

Frequently asked questions
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