Flinders Engineers Enable Independent Living

South Australia’s ageing population and people with disabilities are one step closer to living with greater independence thanks to the work of electronic engineers from Flinders University.

Officially launched on Tuesday (August 13), the Retrofitted Electronic Aids project demonstrates that a range of readily available electronic and electro-mechanical products can be fitted to an existing house or dwelling for less than $10,000.

This demonstration project – undertaken by the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) at Flinders University – has shown that off-the-shelf products such as universal remote controls, intercoms and voice recognition technology can be easily controlled by a person living with a disability, providing greater quality of life and independence.

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