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SMART Thinking Home - Assistive Technology Solutions

SMART Thinking is about designing appropriate acceptable technological solutions for disabled people which meet their unique specific needs. Currently SMART Thinking is working for the Computing Department at Lancaster University where he is undertaking research into two projects EQUATOR and DIRC. The latter of these is specifically concerned with the appropriate dependable technology to meet needs of older and disabled people. SMART Thinking is also working closely with health consortiums in developing strategies for technology in homes within the care field as well as designing forty smart home installations in the Aberdeen area for a health consortium. Current sites and associations include Barrow in Furness Age Concern, The North West Development Agency, Dundee Social Work Department, MHA Penrith, and Social Work and health care in Aberdeen, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank these group for their assistance in our work.

Designing for specific people requires new methods of investigation in order to ensure that real need is met with acceptable appropriate technological solutions. We currently have adopted an ethnomethodological approach to understanding need that is assisted by the use of cultural probes.

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