BestBuy Health, Amazon Alexa team up on new telehealth-enabled flip phone for seniors

The Lively Flip will be available for purchase at Best Buy and Rite Aid later on this month and at Walgreens in late October.

Jackie Drees –
Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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BestBuy Health on Sept. 24 released a brand-new flip phone geared up with Amazon Alexa voice support and telehealth abilities that assist link older adults to health care services.

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The phone, called Lively Flip, has Amazon Alexa abilities so people can utilize their voice to make calls and send out text. The device is likewise created with an immediate call button, which if pressed, automatically links the caller to a clinical immediate care team by means of GreatCall, a medical alert system and device service provider that offers 24/7 access to urgent response agents.

BestBuy Health commissioned a Google survey in July of U.S. grownups aged 65 and older to examine their cellular phone function choices and services. In addition to powering connections, the respondents noted emergency notification (47 percent), voice support (43 percent) and telehealth access (24 percent) as the top three features.