The mission that drives emporia's owner, Eveline Pupeter, and her team is the digitalisation of the older generation.
In Europe, about 50 million senior citizens over the age of 65 are excluded from digital applications such as digital Covid-19 certificates, online banking, Digitales Amt (an app developed to make oesterreich.gv.at easier to use), online ticketing and paying contactlessly at the supermarket, because they do not own or don't know how to use a smartphone or tablet.
emporia has set itself the goal of building the digital bridge and ensuring older people are included in the digital future.
Ms Pupeter has been awarded the Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria by the country's president for her dedication.
Simplicity as a programme
Ease of use is one of the outstanding features of all emporia devices.
Our developers and designers follow one simple principle: It's not what's technically possible that matters most, but what benefits people.
To this end, we work closely with those who know best what will benefit them: senior citizens themselves and their interest groups.
There are also specialist collaborations with universities and research institutions such as the University of Cambridge, the MIT and Johannes Kepler University in Linz.
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