The emergency button pinpoints the location of the user to relatives know exactly where they are at any time.
As editor of Gransnet, the online social networking site for grandparents, I see evidence of this tricky relationship on our chat forums all the time.
The Amplicomms Power Tel M9500, which costs £180 (7), helps frustrated old people get help from their loved-ones - even when they're miles apart.
Made by Düsseldorf-based company Aamplicomms, the old-age friendly smartphone has a 'help' function which allows relatives to jump into the phone and sort out any problems.
A good clue that you’re looking at something in this genre is it is very mechanical and usually contains gears, brass, and other intricate moving parts.
This past year we were fortunate enough to commission a 3’ x 4’ work of art which now graces the wall on our front office.