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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 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…
A revolutionary new smartphone app, developed by scientists at Ulster University in collaboration with Utah State University in the US, could hold the key to preventing the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Unveiled at the world's largest convention for Alzheimer's research in Washington DC, the Gray Matters smartphone app encourages individuals…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced two Apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children and Young People) and Social Services and Healthcare This app is designed to help and support you carry out…
Researchers at Coventry University have created a new App, endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation. The App, which works across most mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and lap tops via an internet…
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 free mobile app helping users understand the development and behaviour of 13-18 year olds has been launched by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC). The app is the third Child Development app developed by NISCC in partnership with Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast and other key partners…
Bangor University is providing expertise to support the development and effectiveness of ‘Book of You’, an App being welcomed as having the potential to revolutionise reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Reminiscence is widely used with people with dementia, and involves reminiscence sessions, which use objects and photographs from the…
Psychologists at the University of Liverpool have developed a smartphone app to help people maintain their mental health using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. The `Catch It` app was modelled on one-to-one therapy sessions and illustrates some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being,…
NHS England has launched a new initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The Mental Health Apps Library features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness…
A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems is being launched today at an event at St Stephens High School in Port Glasgow. The event will bring mental health practitioners together with 300 school pupils to mark the launch of a unique pilot…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the University of West of Scotland (USW) have launched two new learning games at The European Conference on the Application of Enabling Technologies, held in Glasgow this week. The games are designed to help social service workers and employers learn and develop vital…
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