19th Jan 2011
Environment for the Disabled & Elderly - View Bulletin
Legrand Electric Limited,
Great King Street North,
Tel: 0845 6054333
Legrand solutions for assisted home living
Legrand is at the forefront of those ensuring their product offering provides a variety of solutions for assisted home living in old age thanks to its two-pronged approach targeted at preserving an individual’s comfort and autonomy for longer than ever before.
Firstly, it aims to make homes safer by utilising its modular solutions in order to create automated functions that help to prevent accidents occurring. Secondly, the company seeks to assist individuals to compensate for a decline in self-sufficiency with non-intrusive convenient solutions for easy day-to-day tasks that will progress towards increasing supportive home care.
The company achieves these aims through its range of convenient, user-friendly products that compensate for motor, cognitive and sensory deficiencies. Examples include:
- Light paths that automatically illuminate dark spaces and walkways through the use of motion detection technology – a development that can dramatically reduce falls, which can account for 85 per cent of life threatening accidents in homes
- Automated alarms and monitoring systems to ensure rapid assistance when required
- Centralised scenario based controls of lighting and temperature to ensure a more comfortable and safer home environment
Meanwhile, Legrand’s home automation solutions ensure greater safety of movement around the house, reduce the need for repetitive everyday moves and actions, and facilitate communication with the outside world.
Where possible, all of Legrand’s solutions are designed so as not to discriminate against any form of disability, which helps avoid the costs and inconvenience associated with installing specialised equipment for people with a disability.
Legrand is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. For further information call 0845 605 4333 or visit www.legrand.co.uk.