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Wearables Aren’t Just Smart Watches

Considering how far the industry has progressed over recent years, when thinking about wearable technology it is entirely natural if your first thoughts lead to smartwatches and fitness trackers. Wearable technology, however, goes much further. For some, wearables are one of the only things that separate them from a life of dependency and instead provide a sense freedom and all-important security. {...}

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How Telecare Can Help Those With Dementia

People with dementia face many challenges in their daily lives. The introduction of telecare services can keep people with dementia safe in their own homes and give their relatives and friends confidence in their ability to live independently for longer. {...}

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Telecare Users Expected to Triple By 2020

The number of older people living in the UK is set to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. This means there will be a greater number of older people living in their own homes and striving to be as independent as possible. With this in mind, technology that provides telecare services for older people needs to be as reliable and efficient as possible. {...}

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Smart Homes Bring Added Safety for Older People

Smart homes could revolutionise the lives of older people in our society, according to a three-year study undertaken by researchers from Singapore Management University. Project SHINE Seniors involved installing motion sensors and panic buttons in the one-bedroom apartments of 50 senior citizens. These connected them to medical professionals and an emergency response team. {...}

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Bringing Telecare into the Mainstream

There are many obvious reasons why telecare is a good option for looking after vulnerable members of our society. It is fair to say that the time has come for telecare to be moved into the mainstream, taking its place as valuable and viable way to support people in their time of need. {...}

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