Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people.

The name ‘Assistive Technology / Telecare’ refers to devices that continuously, automatically and remotely monitor real-time emergencies to manage the risks associated with living alone. Sensors around the home can be linked via a telephone line to an Emergency Response Centre. Sensors can be used to detect a range of situations that could indicate potential hazards.

Below is a range of assistive technology senors with a brief description on how each one operates

 
Located in the Home

 

1. Temperature Sensor -Alerts emergency response centre when there is a sudden rise in  temperature or when a defined temperature is reached.

2. Bed Occupancy Sensor – Alerts emergency response centre when the client gets out of bed during the night and does not return within a defined time period.

3. Smoke Detector – Upon detection of smoke, it provides an early warning to the client & alerts the emergency response centre.

4. PIR Unit – Upon detection of smoke, it provides an early warning to the client & alerts the emergency response centre.

5. Bogus/Panic Button – Allows the client to contact the emergency response centre in the event of a bogus visitor or a panic situation.

6. Window/Door Exit Sensor – Alerts emergency response centre when a door or window has been opened. Individually programmed to the client’s needs.

7. Base Alarm – Linked to all sensors, the base unit contains a microphone that allows the client to speak to an operator when pendant is pressed.

8. Flood Detector – alerts emergency response centre when the client gets out of bed during the night and does not  return within a defined time period.

 
Kept on the Person