“Independence and self-determination“ – in recent years, this objective has been responsible for numerous developments of technical aids and assistive devices to support people in their home environment. Many of these developments are found on the market. These range from inconspicuous everyday products like the assisted bottle opener, through to fall detection sensors and emergency detectors, as well as complex systems for recording vital data and for fitness activation (e. g. GEWOS chair). The main purpose of these systems is to increase safety, independence and quality of life for people of all ages, particularly for the elderly.
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