Organisations which are involved in developing and implementing smart living systems and products for disabled and older people are being brought together at a London event to plan greater co-operation in the future.
Companies involved in building, engineering, medicine, energy and communications, together with architects, organisations providing caring resources, and bodies representing disabled and older people are being invited to a seminar entitled "Smart Living - the way forward for disabled and older people".
Dr John Gill, chairman of PhoneAbility, organisers of the seminar in collaboration with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, said: " There are lots of organisations which are doing splendid work to help disabled and older people lead easier lives in their homes. But they tend to work in isolation, producing stand-alone systems, and we see a great need not only to bring such organisations together but to get them to work together on a coherent policy in the provision of smart living systems.
We want our delegates to be aware, too, of advances in this area taking place in other countries."