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Cardiff University are looking at new ideas for research to improve life and healthcare for those living in care homes. However, they need the input of people who have direct experience of providing care to make sure we are addressing the right questions to help achieve this. The research team …
Twitter is great for keeping up to date with what’s happening, finding interesting information and sharing it with others. If you use Twitter and like it, you may be interested in Periscope, a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. The developers of the app became fascinated by the…
A new mobile app has been launched which aims to tap into the creative juices of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of the everyday challenges they face. ‘ASCmeI.T.’, a free mobile app available on Android and Apple, has been developed by a consortium of researchers…
A new event exploring innovation in dementia services is taking place at Citizen M in Glasgow on October 14. The Scottish Ecosystem, formed by Digital Health & Care Institute, The Alliance, Joint Improvement Team, eHealth, NHS, NHS24 and SCTT, are hositng A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation: Dementia Technology and Services,…
Apple has officially announced the launch of a new, bigger tablet computer called the iPad Pro. The technology giant also used a live event to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which come both come with a pressure sensitive screen that uses technology called 3D Touch where applying more…
A smartphone app that makes texting and emailing much easier – particularly for older people and those who have difficulty spelling – has been created by University of Strathclyde researchers. The MaxieKeyboard has been developed by a team led by Dr Mark Dunlop, senior lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences…
A near-complete human brain comparable with that of a five-week-old foetus has been grown in a laboratory dish. The brain "organoid" was created from reprogrammed skin cells and is about the size of a pencil eraser. Scientists hope the lumpy mass of functioning nerve cells and fibres will prove to…
Four students from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow have developed an App desgned to support people living with dementia, their families and carers. The MindMate App has a number of sections including Brain-Games, Physical Exercises, Nutrition Advice, useful Everyday-Tools, such as Reminders and a My Story-Tool, as well as…
A brain-training iPad game has been developed to help people with schizophrenia. Researchers at the University of Cambridge said slow progress is being made towards developing a drug treatment and the game, called Wizard, can help where drugs have so far failed. The game has been found to improve the…
The University of Bradford will become a hub for the development of healthcare apps and other digital healthcare solutions after becoming the first UK higher education institution to be awarded NHS England Code4Health Community status. The award recognises the University’s central role in creating a community of academics, clinicians, developers,…
A team of interns at redLoop – the Middlesex University Design and Innovation Centre – have been awarded a £2,000 grant to develop an app they designed as part of the JISC Summer of Student Innovation competition. The innovative mobile app called 'commUNItime' was designed by Kirsty Tither, Posola Karunwi,…
A new patient engagement programme that places student nurses at the heart of general practitioner surgery groups in the South West has been unveiled by Plymouth University. In the first project of its kind in the country, students on Plymouth’s adult nursing degree have been working with patient participation groups…
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