Assistive technology

What does it do?

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment or software that is used to increase, maintain, or improve an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks or to communicate, learn and live independent, fulfilling and productive lives.

Areas that technology can support

Epilepsy - examples include watch alarms and sensor mats

Falls prevention - emergency alarms for people at risk of falling

Forgetfulness - examples include sensors and alarms

Hearing - visual alarms in the home connected to fire alarms, telephones and doorbells

Physical frailty - connected home help at the touch of a button

Sight - talking clocks and reminders

Learning disability - personalised interactive devices to assist the user to be independent