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Innovation starts with clients at the centre

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Putting older people’s needs at the centre of technology decisions enables aged care providers to innovative without negative outcomes for clients, an upcoming technology in aged care conference will hear.

Adam Jahnke is the CEO and founder of smart home technology platform Umps Health, which provides support for older people to remain independent at home without invading their privacy.

The system uses smart plugs placed between regular household appliances, such as a kettle, television or refrigerator, and the power outlets to monitor household behaviour and send alerts if any abnormalities are detected.

Mr Jahnke said providers could make innovative technologies a normal part of care delivery by focusing on the needs of older people.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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