Assistive technology

Assistive technology refers to devices or systems that support a person to maintain or improve their independence, safety and wellbeing. It also supports people with a range of health conditions. Sensors detect falls, fire, flooding, CO2 and extreme temperatures as well as support outside of the home. Home environmental control technologies can operate doors, curtains or windows by voice, remote or even eye movement.

Assistive technology can help:

  • restore confidence for people who feel vulnerable in their own homes
  • people to remain independent both in their home or supporting them out and about
  • monitor particular health conditions and reduce the need for hospital admission
  • give carers' peace of mind their loved ones are safe whilst they are not with them
  • reduce the risks of trips and falls

Examples of assistive technology

  • a range of pendant alarms that can raise assistance 24/7
  • sensors that can detect falls automatically
  • equipment for those with hearing impairments
  • GPS tracking to help those living with dementia and their carers
  • a wide range of equipment that supports the ability to remain independent within their own home

For more information on how assistive technology can help you, please contact the Adult Social Care team via the online contact form (opens in a new window).