New Software Makes Smartphones Friendly to Seniors and Children

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Seniors and children often have difficulty navigating the complex operations of today's Smartphones. Freedom Bionics has developed a unique touch display system that is interactive and user friendly for Seniors and young children. The application can be loaded on most Smartphones running Google Android systems resulting in the simplicity of a simple phone, while retaining the capabilities of the smart phone for other functions.

Access to Smartphone Technology Without the Complexity

Freedom Bionics ("Freedom" , the "Company") announces development of its unique Smartphone touch display interface application tailored to the skill levels of seniors, young children and those who may have various levels of cognitive impairment. The software operates on Google Android operating systems. This product provides a host of other capabilities as add-ons including location management, fall detection, and automobile accident detection. People with cognitive impairments or young children can now have access to Smartphone technology without having to deal with the complexity that is typical of current models.

Freedom's new cognitively adaptive user interface for Google Android 2.1 and 2.2 provides an extremely intuitive method for people who might struggle with the current user complexity of the Android Smartphone menus. Users will find it quick to adapt to their cognitive skill levels. Care givers, seniors or those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, early stage Alzheimer's, or Dementia will benefit from having access to a lifeline or a number of other special-purpose services. These services can include cognitive assistance, short-term memory recall, location management, family networking, fall detection, and family member safety.

Seniors are often uncomfortable with normal computer menu systems which tend to be complex. To develop an interface for the Android that makes sense for seniors requires special consideration, as seniors' needs are typically different from other users.

Those with cognitive impairments or Alzheimer's require special methods to make Smartphones useful for them.

Freedom's Smartphone interface is designed to provide various user groups with options suited to their special needs. This includes one-button dialing to caregivers, and simple built-in demonstrations on how to use the touch screens.

Additional features include:

  •     Simplified Menus and Dial by Picture
  •     Large Fonts
  •     High Contrast Graphics
  •     Adaptive User Interface
  •     Avatar Help Assistance
  •     Persistent Menu Structure
  •     Animated Help Sequences
  •     Intuitive Layout
  •     Recognizable Icons and Buttons

Children also have special requirements that are unique to them. They typically require simple screens to start out but then they learn rapidly. As children grow older many will need parental controls to limit the time use and functionality; such as limited text messaging, phone calls, and internet access. Freedom's artificial intelligence-based program gives parents control over children's access to inappropriate internet services as well as providing them with safety and family emergency related alert features.

Freedom's Cognitively Simplified user interface is the cornerstone for a suite of applications for families and seniors. It gives users access to advanced applications and networks which provide Family Situational Awareness Networking, Cognitive Assistance, and Safety Services.

The base system will be available early in 2011, and the extended services will be available in Q2 of 2011 for Android 2.2 .

About Freedom Bionics.
Yaletown Capital Corp (TSX-V:YCC) DBA Freedom Bionics is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "YCC" on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release including, without limitation, statements regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Freedom Bionics are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.


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