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Home automation support using assistive aids and technology

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You can use home automation technology to help make your life easier around the home. Some solutions even let you manage your home remotely, or use it to check on a relative that needs additional support.

Just Checking

As an activity monitoring system, Just Checking helps people live in their own homes for longer by showing family and professionals their day-to-day capabilities.  Just Checking uses discreet wireless movement sensors placed around a property to send an overview of daily activity to an online app. From here, family and professionals can see whether an individual is visiting the kitchen to make meals, using the bathroom as expected, and getting a good night's sleep.   



Our system Autonom8 lets you control your home or another property from your phone. It has security monitoring and you can use multiple devices to control and monitor the same area at the same time. If one phone turns on a light, the others are automatically synced. If a security sensor is tripped, all phones are notified immediately. 



Information from fixed and wearable sensors is gathered by our secure platform. MySense then learns behaviour patterns and can quickly identify declining health or immediate care needs.  A range of sensors is available, including wristband, door monitors, plugs and taps.



An environmental control system which assists the user to perform activities around the home and enhances independence, for example, answer the phone, switch on the lights, draw the curtains, etc. 

User review - "It's the small things that make the difference. I can open the curtains, call for assistance at night, be left without needing constant care. The Possum system is robust and reliable providing me with a level of freedom, independence and privacy. Without it I would be restricted, dependant on others and unconfident that I could get help when I need it." Jonathan.

Case Study - Since leaving hospital following an industrial vehicle accident in 1989, Jonathan has used a range of Assistive Technology provided by Possum. The accident caused a C4, C5 complete injury (damaging the vertebrae and spinal cord) leaving Jonathan tetraplegic: paralysed from the shoulders down, with limited upper body movement. After a review of Jonathan's requirements, in consultation with the local community occupational therapist, Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries OT and the local GP, Jonathan's home was adapted with a PSU6 Environmental Control System. When Jonathan moved house, the system moved with him. As the technology developed and Jonathan's requirements changed, Possum installed a companion controller and more recently upgraded to the Vivo! home control device. For Jonathan, being left without the need of assistance, especially at night, is important. Providing him with the means to control his entertainment and environment means that this is possible.



Safety Systems Distribution is the UK distributor of Bosch radio- based nurse call system and the main UK distributor of Intercall hard-wired nurse call audio and non-audio systems.   


Auto reminders

Especially necessary in the home of someone with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia.    


Lamp and light controls

Create your own wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue connected bulbs and wireless bridge. Control it all with your iPhone or iPad wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system.   


Specialised equipment for the partially sighted

UK based company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of innovative aids for the blind and partially sighted.

Includes talking measuring jigs, talking kitchen scales and talking tags.


Bed and Chair Occupancy Pressure Sensor Mat Alarms

For clients suffering from dementia or to alert carers of people exiting beds and chairs.  


Voice reminders

Your reminders, in your voice, in your words, delivered on time, every time. Forget nothing with this voice 'to-do' list. Simply speak your personal memo, set the time and date, be reminded in your voice.


LCD day clock

The simple innovative LCD day clock was designed specifically for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia. It is the only product of its kind in the UK and is for anyone with an impaired memory.     


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