Age UK said the smart use of technology should be "encouraged" but ideally with the consent of those involved.
– Michelle Mitchell, charity director at Age UK
Making smarter use of technology to help people manage health conditions and stay independent should be encouraged.
This can include devices that help older people suffering from dementia to continue to safely go about their daily lives.
However, it is always important to balance up individual rights and ensure technology is only used where it delivers real benefits and, in so far as possible, with the consent of people involved.