CEDIA LAUNCHES "SMART ASSISTED LIVING" EVENT

This half-day event will explore the challenges and the opportunities and also take an in-depth look at how integrated technology can help bring dignity and independence to people in assisted living homes

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic and Design Installation Association) is running a new "Smart Assisted Living" event to help custom installers, architects and design professionals tap into the business opportunity for home technology within the Assisted Living sector. This free to attend, half day event takes place at RIBA's HQ, 66 Portland Place, London on Tuesday 19th June.


"A growing sector of the population face long-term health issues" says CEDIA's Education Chair, Matt Dodd. "Integrated home technology has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for people. This half-day event will explore the challenges and the opportunities and also take an in-depth look at how integrated technology can help bring dignity and independence to people in assisted living homes."

The programme begins with CEDIA's RIBA accredited "Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes" course which will help delegates understand the thinking and fundamental design principles behind an integrated home scheme. Then, Paul Doyle, Head of ACCESS Research and Development at Hereward College will lead a session entitled, "Opportunities in Assisted Living". Paul will demonstrate how intuitive design and assistive technology can improve the quality of life, wellbeing and autonomy of individuals, and be delivered in effective, scalable and affordable ways.

For more information, please visit http://www.cediaeducation.com/events, where delegates can also register to attend the session.

CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, an international trade organisation spanning three continents with a global membership of over 3,500 companies. Its members specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, integration, concealment and control of automated electronic systems for the modern, intelligent home. They can install anything from multi-room audio systems and home cinemas to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and even garden facilities, from lighting to watering.

Hereward College is one of the country's leading further education colleges in the Midlands with residential facilities for students with a wide range of physical, sensory and cognitive impairments. More information is available at www.hereward.ac.uk.

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