Homecare technology centre launched in York


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the University of York have joined forces to launch a centre to research home technologies of the future. CUHTec – the Centre for Usable Home Technology – will investigate the real needs of users of future home technologies, especially older and disabled people who want to live independently in their own homes. Underpinned by research in the departments of psychology, computer science and electronics at York University, CUHTec brings together researchers and a wide range of interested users and suppliers from IT companies to social services organisations to provide an integrated approach. One of CUHTec’s key projects is the ‘Responsive Home’, which has a demonstration house established on the university campus for researchers and user groups. Professor Andrew Monk, director of CUHTec, said: “We intend to use an ordinary home equipped as a state-of4he-art research lab to find out how people really use technology and what they really want from it.” Features of the Responsive H





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