This week at the House of Lords, the Agile Ageing Alliance launched the ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future’ whitepaper, looking at how to provide better homes for older adults by improving health, care, design and technology.
Possum were delighted to be asked by the The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT) to contribute to this report on the important topic of interoperability.
Our Managing Director, Philip Robinson, said on this topic:
‘ Everyone who uses environmental control and telecare has their own needs and lifestyle, so no two set-ups are alike.
That means the technology has to be flexible and interoperability between devices is a big part of that.
We provide personalised bespoke systems for our clients to best serve their needs and lifestyle preferences. But what must remain constant across all the different set-ups is safety. For example, all of our controllers continue to work in the case of a power cut. If you depend upon this technology, it has to work when you need it: reliability is essential for safety. ‘