Healthy homes: accommodating an ageing population

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, February 2018

Report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that identifies the use of smart technologies, including smart homes, could make life better for older people, enabling them to retain their independence and relieve the pressure on health and social care services. To facilitate this it recommends:

  • Establishing financial incentives to build cognitive houses.
  • Creating a new standard for housing design and construction fit for the 21st century.
  • Initiating new markets for technology to tackle existing inadequate housing stock.
  • Investing in nationwide ‘healthy living for life’ technology programmes.

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