28 May Provision of advisory services to RIPL with regards to Assistive Technology usage
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) provides purpose-built accommodation for those with significant injuries through the Residential Independence (RIPL) program. RIPL provides independence, while at the same time ensuring clients have the support they need, when and where they need it.
In terms of Assistive Technology, a proprietary solution from Leviton (previously Snap-Link) has been at the centre of each RIPL project for home automation. The detailed requirements for the technology required in each apartment (i.e. the Assistive Technology) is provided in the RIPL Design Specifications.
We are working with the TAC RIPL team to critically review the Assistive Technology component of the RIPL Design Specification and, if appropriate, help establish a Panel of Assistive Technology vendors that can be utilised to expand the current capability available to clients to meet their needs. To undertake this project, we are leveraging lessons learned from current RIPL homes, our knowledge of the technology market and a focused market-scan of better practice Assistive Technology usage and architectures from within Australia and overseas.