Hugh Geiger has made a phone that might save the life of someone you love.
Or it might cause you to become paranoid every time your kid gets distracted walking home from school and decides to climb a tree.
The phone has one button, works via voice commands, and is super simple to use. It’s a phone for old people and kids who may have trouble using a more complicated device.
Ease of use is all well and good, but the real idea behind the Cloudphone is to monitor your loved ones constantly.
Hugh’s Great Aunt fractured her hip when she fell and was unable to get help for hours, he wanted to prevent this problem.
Have a look at the video, and if it’s something you like the look of invest some money into it.
I think a device to help the elderly in this way is fantastic, and I wouldn’t mind my great aunt having one, but I am a little put off at the idea of parents bugging their kids and being notified instantly if Timmy takes a different path home from school or goes somewhere they shouldn’t.
It starts to get a little creepy at that point, although I’m sure many parents would disagree with me.
What are your thoughts Rioters?
Anyone planning on donating to the crowdfunding campaign?