Can technology improve the day to day lives of the over 60’s?
Can it support independent living for those living alone?
A study is being undertaken by Dundalk IT in conjunction with ADA Security to determine if it is possible to prolong self-sufficient living of the older citizens in Ireland.
Gerry o Mahony of ADA Security systems will be giving a presentation on an Assistive Technology Study this Friday at the Fermoy Youth Centre at 11:00am to examine if such technologies can help a person in their day to day living.
50 people are being asked to volunteer for the study and will be provided with information, training and the following equipment: tablet computers, room sensors, door sensors, blood pressure cuffs, weighing scales and a Pulse Oximetry device to record blood oxygen saturation.
For further details on the Study or to register your interest please contact Mary Allen on 025 33411.
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Ola! Dave Foley,
Thanks for your thoughts, We have become all too familiar with nursing homes. Families in the United States usually move their elderly loved ones to a nursing home for a long-term or permanent rehabilitation service. However, in 1990s, assisted living facilities were born giving the elderly and their families a better option. Assisted living facility is referred to different names in different states. It is also known as senior housing in Colorado while other states refer to it as retirement living home, adult living facility, elderly care housing, among others.