One of the major problems of the aging population is loneliness. Anything that can alleviate this can only be welcomed. How about a simple tablet PC with webcam programmed to only switch on and connect to a carer/centre so that face to face contact is possible. If it is setup correctly it could also be remotely switched on from a centre if scheduled contact times are missed. It could be a lonely persons window on the world. It could stand on a table and act like a photo album too showing the person a revolving set of images of the city of friends and relatives. Once the screen is tapped it reverts automatically to the video phone mode. If the person was more Technologically savvy it could be use as a simple web access device allowing emails, on-line shopping etc.