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The Hft Virtual Smarthouse showcases some of the assistive technologies that people may use around their home to improve their independence and quality of life, and increase their safety.

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A specialist toilet seat or unit which supports people to use the toilet independently, giving assistance with cleaning after toileting.

Devices which can support someone to know how long to brush their teeth for. These can also be used for other activities.

These remind you to take the correct medication at the right time and can alert you or someone else if you forget. These can be linked to a Lifeline phone or a pager.

Mainstream, voice-activated devices that link to the internet and can allow you to remotely control a wide variety of tasks and items – including home appliances, such as lighting, heating and music, services such as online shopping, browsing the web and making calls to friends and family.

This works like a standard microwave but tells you what buttons have been pressed – e.g. ‘door open’. It also allows you to programme favourite meals and cooking times.

The hob will turn off when the pan is removed and reduces the risk of scalding.

Can alert someone via the Lifeline phone or a page when there is a risk, such as smoke, carbon monoxide, heat or gas, or when a door is opened.

Allows you to make a call by pressing the photo of the person you wish to speak to.

Smart home monitoring systems consist of sensor-based tools that track movement using a combination of PIR movement, door and temperature sensors.

Tablet devices have a variety of different uses and capabilities, come in many different models and are available at a variety of different prices.