Call for participation in an independent living/technology research project


The big technology companies want to put ‘smart home’ sensors and voice interfaces like Amazon Alexa into every home, and social care services are looking to these technologies as an opportunity to cut costs. So what are the potential problems and potential benefits of these technologies for disabled people?

Our research project at Loughborough University is inviting pairs of disabled people and carers to study these technologies in terms of accessibility, independent living, and social care.

If you are a disabled person who already uses Amazon Echo or Google Home and works with a carer, or you would like to try using these technologies as part of your everyday care routines, please get in touch with:

Saul Albert,, 01509228876

You can read a report about the aims of the project here: