TECHNOLOGY to help people in need of care to stay independent in their homes for longer went on display at an exhibition in Huddersfield.
The Textile Centre of Excellence at Red Doles Lane hosted the Kirklees Assistive Technology Showcase, which was organised by Kirklees Council.
Health and social care organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors attended the event to see a wide range of gadgets and disability equipment in action.
They included special sensors to alert carers if a person falls from a bed or chair or has an epileptic seizure. The displays also featured flood and gas detectors, jar openers and medicine dispensers, tap turners and intruder alarms.
Clr Molly Walton, the council’s joint cabinet member for adult social care, said: “This was a great opportunity for health and care professionals and others supporting older and disabled people to hear first hand how assistive technology has made a real difference to the way people live their lives at home.”