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Hi-tech 'guardian angel' to keep the elderly safe at home

Smart home technology is being piloted in Salford to help older people live more safely in their homes.

The project is called Mii Home and features research by hospitals and university staff in Salford and Manchester.

It uses sensors and artificial intelligence to monitor people's movements throughout the day. It could help warn carers or loved ones if someone has a fall or is less mobile than usual.

The long-term aim is to help older people who are frail and may have problems with their memory maintain their independence.