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Help at Home: themed review of NIHR research into assistive technology for older people

  Created on Monday, 14 Jan 2019. Posted in Ageing

More people are living longer with complex conditions and needs. Technology can help people to stay living well and safely at home as they get older. But technology is changing rapidly and it can be challenging to get the right technology for the right person with the right support. There has been considerable investment recently in developing and evaluating assistive technologies for older people. But this is a relatively new field and there are important gaps in what we know.

Help at Home brings together recent NIHR and other government-funded research with focus on the use of technology in the home and designing better environments. In this review the focus is on research around the use of technology in the home, remote monitoring systems and designing better environments for older people.