Find the right product
When you know what your needs are, you can decide what technology products work for you by browsing our Featured Technology section. These products have been arranged into 6 categories;
- Activity monitoring and care alarm products
- Communication products
- GPS trackers and personal alarms products
- Health and wellbeing products
- Self-care and carer application products
- Smart home hub products
You can also look at the WHICH website who have compared test scores, features and costs on a range of assistive technology products to help make the home a safer place for those with a disability or dexterity, memory or mobility problems.
Most products in Featured Technology need an internet connection (access to WiFi), more details can be found in each of the product description areas.
Broadband can be set up through a telephone line and most broadband providers now provide a router box which will enable WiFi in your home. To help you with this we have provided links below to trusted websites that can offer advice about buying and haveing broadband installed;
BBC how broadband works
Uswitch broadband guides
Learning basic digital skills
It would be useful to have a basic level of digital skills when using assistive technology products as it can involve "downloading applications" and accessing the internet to look at the data they produce.
We have a number of local organisations who can support you with learning the basics, and their support covers...
- Learning basic IT
- Accessing free computers in the community
- Accessing free Wi-Fi connections so you can go online
- Support to set an email address and browse the internet
You can find more information in the Work, learning and volunteering section or alternatively you can access on-line training on the following trusted websites;
Learn My Way
There are many benefits being digitally included so why not give the training a go;
- staying connected with family and friends
- having more control over your health and wellbeing
- accessing training sites and job opportunities
- a wider choice of products at lower prices