Assistive technology is technology used by individuals in order to perform functions
that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include
mobility devices, memory devices, and simple daily living. For example, people
with limited hand function may use a keyboard with large keys or a special mouse
to operate a computer, people with low vision may use software that enlarges screen
What is Telecare?
Telecare is a service which provides people who are usually elderly or vulnerable
with the support to help them lead independent lifestyles. Telecare equipment makes
it possible for them to call for help and assistance when needed. For
example, epilepsy sensors.
What is Telehealth?
In the future, a Telecare service will be able to offer you more. Already there
are schemes in some parts of the UK where hospitals and GPs use Telecare to monitor
the wellbeing of patients without those patients having to travel to surgeries and
hospitals for regular check ups. This form of Telecare is known as telehealth —
and it is used to help ensure that people stay safe and well.