Keeping people happy and healthy in their own homes is important, as people can experience better health and wellbeing by maintaining their independence.
Some individuals may need extra support to help them stay at home, to alleviate concerns related to advancing age, sensory or mobility difficulties, or long-term health conditions.
There are several commercially available products which have the potential to help, including:
- Smart speakers which are particularly useful for those experiencing visual impairment or dexterity complications
- Smart home products including intelligent door bells and heating systems to manage everyday tasks
- Medication management devices to remind, prompt and sometimes even dispense, like Pillo
- Video call technology; this could be telepresence systems from Genie, or Kubi, which can be used with your messenger service choice, to simpler versions like Facebook portal. These could help health and care professionals stay in contact and monitor individuals, if needed.
- Humanoid robots, like Pepper and Stevie, can be used for a wider range of tasks including companionship, and with the use of sensors can provide perceptive functions, that can read moods or detect obstacles, particularly useful for telepresence monitoring.
This session will be lead by Lloyd Taylor, EPIC Research Associate. Please register your place via the Eventbrite webpage* to express your interest for this online event.