Smart flat at care scheme opens

The opening of the smart flat
The opening of the smart flat
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A new smart flat has been created at Kingfisher Court, Cross Keys Homes’ extra care scheme in Stanground, to showcase how the latest technology can support independent living.

A range of sensors, devices and alarms have been installed in an apartment which can monitor things such as falls and someone not getting back in bed within an allotted time.

There are also medicine dispensers that remind you to take your tablets and an animated dog who can provide comfort.

The flat has been created by Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council and is open every Tuesday, from 10am to 2pm, and Thursday, from 3pm to 5pm, for people to pop in and check out. Pictured are: Mary Bryce (Cross Keys), Tony Sanderson and Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald (both council) and Claire Higgins and Tracey Lowndes (both Cross Keys).