If you thought old age would mean moving out of your home one day, think again.
A new center in Brisbane has the technology to transform your house and your life. Albany Creek retiree, Robert Baird, is looking for a new home but he wants it to be the last place he’ll ever live.”I’ve had some of my family in nursing homes at the later time in their life and it’s not a great situation.”So Robert has come to LifeTec in Newmarket 20 Creative Office Workspace Ideas – a ‘State of the Art’ display center. Here, he can learn how assistive technology could transform his house and his life. It’s the first of its type in the south east, where people can touch and trial smart gadgetry in action. It could be as simple as a can opener or it could be as high tech as a high-end powerchair, a hoisting system, or an electric bed for people. Alarm systems, voice-activated software and virtual health checks. The best thing about this smart home is it enables people to see how technology can really transform their lives.Hi, I’m Tim Gipson and I’m going to talk to you about how to get scratches out of your hardwood … And it’s a need that’s only going to grow as our population ages. With these, as people live longer. We need a society to make sure that we can keep them in their homes longer and using smart technology is a great way to do that. LifeTec also caters for children and adults with a disability. “And I think there’s a lot of things here that can help people if they are anywhere impaired with age at all.”Katherine Feeney, Nine News.