Senior citizens across the world are rich in life experience, language skills and time.
Many of them, however, are in need of purpose and relevancy, engaging company, and the opportunity to learn about connective technology which would enable them to communicate easier with family and friends.
With the Covid19 pandemic creating more isolation for older people and less opportunity to meet others in person, there is a real need for them to gain proficient skills in video conference technology.
HelloSalut aims to use the richness of their life experience to provide a valuable service for language students around the world, providing high-quality conversations in native tongues for students to enjoy enriching, worldly-wise learning opportunities.
HelloSalut is a digital service which will partner with senior citizen groups and charities, as well as global language schools, to enable connections to be made around the world. Connections can be matched around interests and specific learning objectives, while senior citizens can explore the world through the eyes of their chat companions.
Full tutorials and advice for setting up and using video conference technology will be built into the product, using an AI chatbot interface and video tutorials. The video calls will be facilitated through existing video conference technology, such as Zoom.
Senior citizens will be able to build up a trusted network of chat companions around the world, bringing new friendships, understanding and experience into their home, while language students will be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience from our global seniors.