Feeling well support using assistive aids and technology
Assistive technology can assist an individual to monitor his or her health at home and then share their health data electronically with medical professionals at their hospital. There is a range of telehealth monitoring devices to monitor heart conditions, diabetes, etc.
Simpler forms of assistive technology include 'apps' for mobile phones; for example, to record and analyse food intake for people on special diets, or to provide prompts and advice for people with memory problems.
Telecare systems supply a 24/7 response for clients in need of help. They supply a service of support and advice by using a remote monitor. When in need of help, the client can trigger an alarm from a pendant around their neck or a device placed near their phone to inform someone based at the call centre that they are in need of help.
Talking bathroom scales
Talking bathroom scales Keeping on top of our weight is important. For those not able to easily view the small displays of many bathroom scales, talking scales may be the answer. RNIB
First Aid App
Help is available from St John Ambulance.
First Aid App
Help is available from British Red Cross.
Posture support products
Back support cushions: back cushions including lumbar rolls and wedges for back support whilst travelling, at home or to improve a non-ergonomic chair at work.
A pack of five tactile balls that can be used to improve dexterity and to help combat restless hands.