What are Assistive Technologies?

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Assistive Technologies are designed not to replace human interaction, but to enhance, reassure and empower. They benefit the users, families and also GPs, and hospitals, in terms of communicaton and monitoring.

They include:

  1. Telecare: low-level, non-medical monitoring and technology, e.g. personal alarms, incontinence sensors, automated alerts, reminders or fall detectors.
  2. Telehealth: the higher-level provision of medical technologies, e.g. remote diagnostics for diabetes, cardiovascular disease or depression, social isolation.
  3. Independent Living and Smart Home technologies: for those with physical and mental special needs. Smart Homes make any daily activities easy. Their scope is constantly evolving, with new developments taking place all of the time.

Assistive Technologies Remote

Smart Homes allow you to create the lifestyle environment you want through automation, e.g. voice-activated mood lighting, automated door-entry systems, all controlled by a console or smartphone. The options are limitless.

Advantages of Assistive Technologies

  • All of these technologies can be tailored to the individual.
  • They provide many physical and psychological benefits to our clients and their families.
  • They enable you to self-manage, and do things that you could not do previously • Feelings of isolation are reduced, as communication via video-call is instant and effortless.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Provides reassurance for family and friends.