Smart Assistive Technology
Through the use of devices and systems support people to perform tasks that they would otherwise be unable to do. The use of smart home technology can allow people to perform activities easier, reduce the burden of carers and support staff and most importantly increase quality of life.
Our Occupational Therapists and technicians work together to develop the solutions that will suit you and your home. This is done in collaboration with you and your family to determine the best outcome. This could be to control anything from the bedroom lights to the blinds to the air conditioning from the touch of a button. Smart home technology can even let you know who is at the front door without you needing to get out of your bed or chair.
Incorporated within this system is the use of sensors or Telecare devices which can provide support for people with illnesses such as dementia, or people at risk of falling.
With any of these systems we acknowledge that there is the need for training and monitoring in the use of the system to ensure that people can live at home as independently as possible.
Peace of Mind technology for carers
The idea of peace of mind technology comes from family member’s feedback that feel anxious about leaving their loved ones alone for periods of time. This could be because of fear of them getting injured, lost or having a fall. This worry is often accompanied by feelings of stress and guilt about going to work, pursuing leisure interests or taking time out for themselves.
This technology is designed to give carers peace of mind when their loved ones are alone. Our Occupational Therapists and technicians work together to develop the solutions that will suit your home. Smart systems are installed in your loved ones place of residence, and depending on how they are set, alerts can be sent to your phone. For example, you can be alerted when the front the door has been opened or if someone has left their bed.
1 Entry – electronic peep-hole, door sensor, key less entry.
2 Bedroom – window sensors, sensors mats by bed, temperature sensors.
3 Theatre Room – use of iPad, smart devices.
4 Toilet – LED sensor light for passage and toilet.
5 Kitchen – window sensors, gas electors, gas switch, flood detectors.
6 Bathroom – temperature regulation, flood detectors.