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Seventeen healthcare pioneers are due to find out that their inventions are to be rolled out to patients, hospitals and GP practices across England. A smartphone heart monitor, a tool to diagnose liver disease and a ground-breaking genetic research programme that allows doctors to diagnose, predict and prevent illnesses more…
A novel way of delivering mental health care imported from the USA has reduced the need for hospital admissions for people with psychosis, according to University of York researchers. But the study of the impact of the Assertive Outreach teams, led by Ian Hamilton, a lecturer in the University’s Department…
An innovative electronic tool to help deliver more personalised care to people with cancer has been developed by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. The electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA) provides patients with detailed needs assessments through a touch screen tablet. The information is then sent to the clinician through a…
A new £3 million fund has been announced to enable active and independent living for people who are recovering from illness or injury. The fund will be used to deliver the Active and Independent Living Programme over the next three years. It will aim to find new and innovative ways…
An innovative project looking at how evidence can be used to enrich practice, based on research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) A Better Life programme, has released its findings. The project, which ran for one year in six sites across Wales and Scotland, focused on what matters to older…
Research published in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just touched. Led by the University of Surrey, a team of researchers…
Technology could be the key to help people improve and maintain positive mental health according to researchers at the University of Sheffield. Every year one in four people will experience a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol abuse or eating disorders. Over 75 per cent…
Designers, coders, hackers and researchers are coming together for an event aimed at exploring how digital technologies could support and improve dementia care. Create-4-Dementia, from 30th to 31st May 2015, is the first public event of the Social Computing and Mental Health Research Network led by the University of Lincoln,…
Exercise through gaming or 'exergaming' could be a viable alternative to help people with Multiple Sclerosis live happier and more active lives, researchers at Teesside University have found. The new study revealed that using the Nintendo Wii Fit game was equal to traditional physiotherapy balance exercises for improving the balance…
The emotional impact of Alzheimer’s disease has been explored by a student computer game project, which will be revealed to the public at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show starting tomorrow. Alexander Tarvet developed the idea during his Game Design & Production Management degree, looking at how a game can give…
If you want to present information in a more creative, engaging and memorable way but have no design skills, Canva can help you. Canva is a really simple design tool that requires no experience or formal training in graphic design programs such as Photoshop or Indesign. It enables you to…
So, technology and innovation in the adult social care market. Is it a contradiction in terms? I’ve certainly been struggling to find and commission innovative technology for our new build home in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. But at a Wayra event on 21 April (Technology in Social Care: innovation in adversity) I…
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