Is the UK out in front of others, including the US, when it comes to smart homes, telecare and telehealthcare technology adoption?

George MacGinnis on the difference between telecare and telehealth: In terms of telecare we think of tele-social care. The main focus is on managing risks to peoples’ lives. They might have a panic button, a fall sensor and these might be people who are suffering from dementia. There are risks that they might leave the oven on and create a fire, so there are remote control fire detectors or remote gas shut off valves, etc. Whereas [telehealth] is much more about chronic disease management: Diabetics might be checking their sugar, others might be checking peak flows, blood pressure or weighing themselves and answering questions about their health.

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Baldwin House Front Elevation
Universal Design
aip@Home Editor

Hey- I Know That House!

Is that what you said to yourself when you spotted a picture of this house while flipping through this month’s AARP Magazine? If you were

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Accessible Master Bathoom

Accessible Master Bathroom with Universal Design features Designed to accommodate persons with reduced ambulatory mobility and for changing needs over time this is the master

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CRDA Universal Design Kitchen - Dining Area
AIPatHome Staff

A Closer Look: the CRDA Kitchen

This universal design kitchen features motorized and manually adjustable counter segments and several different fixed height counter top areas give work options for a variety of tasks to people of all heights, those with back trouble, people who are seated, and/or children.

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