COBALT’s second event was at Edinburgh. We arranged for delegates to try out a range of assistive living devices.
Some, like the blood pressure cuff were very similar to clinical devices.
Other devices like the GPS tracking shoes were very innovative.
This event had a focus on Dementia and Brian, who has been blogging for us, gave a moving account of living with dementia:
Sadly we again found several devices that didn’t seem to work:
We also discussed the part assistive living technology can play in social care in Scotland. This does not have to be high tech as innovations in the design of devices to that help people walk and stand are just as vital:
Finally delegates were encouraged to write an action plan that they could take back to their home or work.
Click Age Scotland for Doug Anthoney’s report on the conference.