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Are you mechanically minded, or would you rather leave technology alone? If you’re facing health problems, certain kinds of technology might actually be the foundation of a safer and freer way of life.

If you start to feel your age a bit, there’s a good chance you’ll be worried. Few of us are happy at the idea of losing our independence: the idea of staying free in our own homes for as long as possible is what most of us would prefer. If that sounds like you, it might be a weight off your mind to know that there are devices to help maintain your independence.

Equally, you might be healthy yourself but responsible for someone who isn’t; many retirees ...

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