A design for later life

The coronavirus has exposed the many physical risks that older people are vulnerable to – but for those who want to continue to live independently for as long as possible, new technological systems in the home are bringing peace of mind

7th June, 2020
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Smart technology is enabling older people to live independently and safely in their homes

There’s nothing like a global pandemic threatening the elderly and most vulnerable in our society to focus attention on their very wellbeing and their living circumstances.

With more than half (some 900 or so) coronavirus-related deaths taking place in Irish nursing homes, the stark realities of this invisible killer will have convinced many a senior citizen to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.

To add to that, number-crunching by...

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