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5 tech tools that make staying home safer for elderly

02 September 2016

Shoes.

As baby boomers age, more and more of them are staying in their own homes. Smoke alarms that can alert neighbours and sensors in shoe soles that can locate the elderly are just some of the newer assistive technologies available.

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Keywords: assistive technologies, characteristics of technology

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