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Visbuzz

  • By London Councils

 

 

Summary

Visbuzz is a simple way for people who don't use computers to make and receive video calls.  A single touch of the Visbuzz screen puts family, friends, carers and healthcare professionals within easy reach.  It really is that simple, and Visbuzz can help you to make significant positive steps towards increasing social inclusion, wellbeing, and digital inclusion while at the same time combating isolation and reducing the costs of caring.  

Essentially, Visbuzz seeks to reduce the isolation and caring costs for those who are unable to use everyday computers, such as the elderly and those who are physically and cognitively challenged.  Visbuzz's solution: making video calling very simple. 

 

Benefits

Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health.  For instance, lacking social connections is comparable in risk of early death to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and is worse for us than well-known factors such as obesity and physical inactivity.  

Use of Visbuzz can help reduce loneliness in the elderly, reducing the instances of wasted emergency call outs and loneliness call outs.  This can result in significant benefits for individuals, local authorities and the wider health service.  

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Contact us

To learn more about Visbuzz please contact:

Thomas Man Head of Capital Ambition (thomas.man@londoncouncils.gov.uk)

Lisa Henry Programme Manager, Capital Ambition (lisa.henry@londoncouncils.gov.uk)