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'Smart' homes for dementia sufferers

6th March 2009

A specially-built house, known as a "smart home" has been exhibited by the University of Bath at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Pioneers 2009 exhibition.

The house uses voices to remind residents with dementia how to perform tasks. Professor Roger Orpwood, director of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering, told E-Health Insider: “We began by looking at dangerous behaviours that people with dementia display. We found that by having a familiar person telling them what was right and wrong in a recognisable way, there was a big impact on their actions.”

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Article Information

Title: 'Smart' homes for dementia sufferers
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10496
Date Added: 6th Mar 2009

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