Technology to Help Disabled and Elderly People Stay IndependentBy 24dash.com,
Publication Date: November 23, 2006
Article focuses on an assistive technology (AT) service launched by Places for People, which is the United Kingdom’s largest housing and regeneration group. The service will provide a wide range of AT devices to people with disabilities. These devices include remote control devices for doors, windows, and lights, as well as telecare devices that allow people to live safely in their own homes by alerting caregivers and residents if there is a flood or a fire, or if a resident has fallen down. Implications for the design of future AT services for people with low to medium learning disabilities are also discussed. Places for People also hopes to design a range of innovative technologies including voice and face recognition phone systems. The organization was also performing preliminary tests on mobile phones with built in panic alarms which pinpoint a person’s exact location using global position system technology.
Published by: 24dash.com (Website:http://www.24dash.com)
Link to text: http://www.24dash.com/news/Housing/2006-11-23-Technology-to-help-disabled-and-elderly-people-stay-independent