Tablet for an elderly woman with "jerky" movement

Lazarus52980

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I am trying to find a way to help an elderly woman who has very jerky hand movements. I don't know how much she would be able to use it to play games or surf the net, but maybe enough to get youtube working? Does anyone know of any way I could accomplish something like this?

Any help would be great...
 

lxskllr

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Sounds frustrating. I don't use voice commands for anything, but I'd think something that did them well would be best. second choice would be a keyboard.
 

JeffMD

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Unfortunately if a person can't control their hands, a touch screen device is not going to do them any good. You tubes android app should be no problem for her, and you can make the keyboard huge, but forget games. If you want her to play games, try board games, cards, ect.
 

Zaap

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I had a similar problem for an older relative and for them a stylus was a huge help. Not a Galaxy Note with stylus, but just one of those general styluses(sp?) with the stubby tip. She was frustrated trying to click things by hand, but with the stylus she's quite adept at navigating and using the tablet. Just an idea to try.

I also used nova launcher with a really basic theme and large icons so she can click her most common items easily.

Other than that, I'd recommend avoiding cheap tablets that have terrible touch sensors. A good touch sensor is a must, so basically a decent name brand tablet.
 

shabby

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Old people and tablets simply don't mix, i see a lot of times where people who never used one that they can't open apps due to the way they press the screen with slight movement. Perfect example is this clueless guy https://youtu.be/mDNuod3Yqds?t=25s
Now imagine a person who has jerky movement, it'll be even worse.