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Kitcal – Tablet for Seniors

Kitcal is a specially designed tablet that helps our senior generation stay socially connected to their whānau and friends.

Kitcal gives back direct personal communication to seniors living in care and reduces social isolation for those still living independently.

Proudly designed and developed in New Zealand.


We are able to provide Kitcal to any client being funded under an assessment process where funding is being provided from ACC, MOH or MOE.
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If you are an individual looking to self-fund, please use the button below to work directly with Kitcal:

Keep in touch easily, with Kitcal

Kitcal is a specially designed tablet that helps our non-tech-savvy seniors stay socially connected to their whānau and friends.

Super Social. Super Simple. Super Supportive.

Kitcal connects the senior generation to family and caregivers, so keeping in touch daily is as easy as the touch of a button.

Super Social

Kitcal allows the senior generation to stay socially connected to all of the great things their friends and whānau are doing.

Super Simple

The Kitcal tablet is simple and intuitive by design, from its clear layout and large buttons to its easy-to-use emoji replies.

Super Supportive

Remote access to the Kitcal tablet enables support from family and caregivers via their app, even when they can’t be there.


Features

5 Key Features in Kitcal’s Dedicated Tablet

With five intuitive features, Kitcal is the simplest way for senior Kiwis to virtually connect with their nearest and dearest.

Keep In Touch

The two-way ‘Keep In Touch’ feature allows Kitcal users to send a message requesting a video or voice call or to simply ‘check-in’ to let you know they are OK. For peace of mind, you can schedule alerts requesting them to ‘check-in’.

Messages

Kitcal helps whānau and friends stay connected with two-way messaging. Messages are sent to the Kitcal tablet via the Kitcal Companion mobile app; seniors using the Kitcal tablet reply using a series of emojis.

Calendar

The Kitcal Calendar helps seniors to stay connected to events happening each day and week – from lawn bowls to family birthdays. It is managed remotely from the Companion mobile app, with alerts and reminders to help ensure nothing is missed.

Photos

Photos and videos can be sent from friends and family to the Kitcal tablet; seniors using the Kitcal tablet reply using a series of emojis.

Self Help

The ‘Self Help’ button has an inbuilt help guide with clear instructions and helpful tips for using Kitcal.


The Kitcal Tablet

With Kitcal, less is more. Designed specifically for the senior people in your life, it’s a dedicated, personalised tablet with a large display screen – no tricky keyboards or multiple apps to navigate.

Personalised Tablet

The Kitcal tablet, with its single preloaded app, is personalised and ready to go straight out of the box.

Keyboard Free

The Kitcal tablet is keyboard free. Seniors reply to messages and photos using a series of emojis.

Data Plan Included

No need for Wi-Fi or an internet account as the Kitcal subscription covers monthly data.

Developed with Experts

Kitcal was developed with help from healthcare professionals so that it’s easy to read with appropriate symbols, colours and fonts for senior family members.

Multilingual Options

The Kitcal tablet can be displayed in English or te reo Māori.

Easy Charging

A magnetic charging connection makes it simple to keep the Kitcal tablet charged.

Repurpose Kitcal

If the Kitcal® tablet is no longer needed, we can unlock the Kitcal® software so that the tablet can be used for other purposes after the subscription is cancelled.


The Kitcal Companion app

With Kitcal, family and friends can easily voice or video call or send photos and messages directly to the tablet and remotely manage the calendar via a dedicated mobile app.

Simply download the free Companion app on your smart phone to start connecting with the senior generation through their Kitcal tablet.

Three types of Companions

Admin Companion

Primary Account Control

Each Kitcal device has an ‘administrator’ who oversees the account. The Admin Companion can customise the Kitcal tablet remotely, including updating calendar events, requesting ‘check ins’ and inviting others to connect to the Kitcal tablet.

Carer Companion

Additional Remote Control

Carer Companions (including the Admin Companion) can add and update calendar events, request ‘check ins’ and invite others to connect to the Kitcal tablet.

Social Companion

Helping the Whole Family Keep in Touch

Social Companions are friends and family who do not need access to the ‘Calendar’ or ‘Keep in Touch’ functions. Like the ‘Admin’ and ‘Carer’ Companions, they are able to voice or video call, share photos, videos and messages with the Kitcal user.

Kitcal Companion app for iOS

Kitcal Companion app for Android

What's in the box

– 10" 4G Android tablet
– Protective Case
– Timber stand with magnetic charging connection and stylus
– A second timber stand, magnetic charging connection and stylus set for use in another room
– Screen cleaning cloth
– A Help Guide for the Kitcal tablet

Monthly Service Subscription

– Unlimited Companions: Unlimited connections to companions (friends & family) who can download the Kitcal Companion app for free.
– Internet Data Plans: 2GB or 5GB
– Access to the Help Desk
– The Remote Management System which updates and controls the tablet remotely – removing the need for the senior to run updates themselves on the tablet.
– Servers for device monitoring, video/photo encoding and hosting.
– Free upgrades to new features.
– No advertising.
– No contracts – the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

More details on the Kitcal website.

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