electronic aids for daily living (EADL)
MAXIMUM INDEPENDENCE is the goal for most Electronic Aids for Daily Living. These systems allow convenient control of televisions, appliances, electric beds, telephones, door locks and openers, thermostats, and many other necessary items. The increased independence afforded by these devices can eliminate the need for family members or attendants to perform small tasks and allow the user freedom to make many choices without assistance. Large ranges of options are available and some customization is often required.
ELECTRONIC AIDS FOR DAILY LIVING may be computer-operated or freestanding. Most systems use remote control technologies that eliminate the need for connecting devices. Various methods are available including radio signals and infrared transmitters, which are used in TV/DVR remotes.
REMOTE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY uses radio frequecny or coded signals injected into power lines in a house by a controller. Small modules act as switches which can turn power on or off for appliances to the modules. These modules respond to the coded signals in the house power lines. Each module is set to a unique code so the controller can turn it on or off remotely.
MODULAR SYSTEMS combine selected components such as appliances and telephones to form an integrated system that is based on the individual's needs.
FULL-FUNCTION SYSTEMS incorporate the most common control functions (telephone, appliances, bed controls, infrared transmitters and Rf) into a single unit.
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