Are you, or someone you care for, aged 65 or over?
If the answer is yes then read on to hear about an opportunity to be involved in an exciting technology project starting in September!
A new project, Activage, is trialling Samsung technology to help older people remain active, manage any health conditions and stay socially involved. Leeds is the only site in the UK to be involved.
The project will give away smart watches, smart phones or tablets, with home hubs and sensors to over 300 households across Leeds who fit the criteria. There is no cost to take part and all equipment can be kept at the end.
This equipment could be invaluable for older people to maintain their health by receiving reminders and alerts straight to their wrist through the watch and using the online portal to track their activity.
It could also provide a real benefit to carers, as the home hub element will use energy monitoring sensors to build up a picture of a person’s daily activity and alert to any significant changes.
The equipment can be configured so that alerts are sent to you as the carer, and as long as the person being cared for is over 65 and lives in Leeds, it doesn’t matter where the carer is based. The system could provide peace of mind as to whether the person you care for is up and about and how active they’ve been, plus reminders and alerts can be configured to make the service personal to the individual and help with remembering appointments or to take medication.
The involvement criteria will be published soon, but if you would like further information or to express your interest, whether for yourself or on behalf of someone else, then please visit www.activageleeds.co.uk or contact Activage via email Activage@leeds.gov.uk.
You can follow the official project Facebook page by searching ‘Activage Leeds’ on Facebook and keep up to date with developments.