Glebe Meadow Westleton
Glebe Meadow Westleton

Life enhancing technology!

At GMW we would like to use technology to improve the quality of residents lives in many ways, from remote controlled thermostats for each home, facial recognition entry systems, motion sensors to identify periods of inactivity, motion sensor night lights, talking reminder clocks, voice activated tv & heating commands, self driving cars / homes & a way of living that enhance residents lives

Tech in retirement: the future’s bright   Combine tech, healthcare and the retirement population and you get an interesting conversation focussed on the big 3 questions facing the  retirement population - 


•how do I stay healthy for longer?

•how do I manage my increasing frailty?

•how do I stay independent? (This is often a big one for men particularly).


Kevin Beirne, Director of Octopus Healthcare’s retirement team, and Will Gibbs, of the Octopus Ventures ‘Future of Healthcare’ team exchange views on where tech could be taking the retirement industry

Enabling someone to maintain their independence while ensuring they’re safe can be a tricky balancing act.

Rupert Lawrence, The Community Housing Group  

Take Malcolm from Evesham. He has dementia and is prone to getting confused – and lost – on trips to the shops. He’s even been known to hop onboard a random train. The unpredictability of Malcolm’s behaviour meant stress and anxiety for his family. That was until they began using GPS to track Malcolm’s movements. If he strays outside a ‘geo-fence’, both the telecare team and his family are alerted. Malcolm doesn’t need someone chaperoning him but without this technology he would probably be in residential care.

Malcolm’s story is a great example of the power of assistive technology, something I believe passionately in....

'I feel in control of my life': Alexa's new role in public service - Councils, the police and Whitehall are using virtual assistants for new tasks, from supporting disabled people to queries about school menus... 

FT 10/9/18 - Which technologies will underpin the smart cities of the future? Range, cost and speed will determine the best tools for each job "The world of dumb objects from rubbish bins to water pipes is about to become smart. We are on the brink of a communications revolution, with the potential impact almost as great as the introduction of mobile phones and the internet. Connectivity in 21st century societies will be completely different, says Rupert Pearce, chief executive of the satellite company Inmarsat. “We’re moving from person-to-person voice centric networks, to machine-to-machine data centric networks.” In the so-called smart cities of the future, urban infrastructure will be interconnected; networked devices will be everywhere, from buses and cars to streetlamps, all linked to networks via the internet of things (IoT). Roads themselves will be online. Water and power grids will have smart sensors. All this should make our urban spaces more efficient and convenient, less polluted, safer and more liveable.....Real time rain prediction..pollution monitoring generation and consumption tracking tools... Optical fibre connectivity for ultrafast broadband offering faster internet speeds to enable residents to esily chat face to face with their friends and relatives in other areas, access their doctors va High Definition video conferencing...


Glebe Meadow is a  Community Interest Company established to buy the former Vicarage  in the heart of Westleton and convert it into the social hub for a new development of 20 modern, age appropriate homes for locals aged at least 65.  



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