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Sea Hero Quest is an innovative new mobile game specifically designed to create the world’s largest crowd sourced data set to benchmark human spatial navigation. Launched by Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies, this multi-platform mobile game has been specifically designed to help advance understanding of spatial…
Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network. The feature rolling out on Facebook's iPhone and iPad apps interprets what's in a picture using a form of artificial intelligence…
A new research project aims to develop software that can predict when people are likely to die. Scientists plan to use data routinely collected by healthcare providers, including information on diseases, treatments and lifestyle habits. Knowing in advance when to expect the grim reaper could have financial and medical benefits,…
If you would like to create visual presentations and infographics but haven’t formal training or skills in using tools like Photoshop or Indesign, Visme can help. Visme is a web tool that enables the easy creation of presentations and infographics - a way to translate and communicate ideas and messages…
A new app which will help GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched. The app, developed with health professionals and patients, is available to download for free via the Apple and Google app stores. It features a quick reference guide…
A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay independent in their own homes as they age. The…
Free wifi is to be provided in all NHS buildings in a bid to improve both medical treatment and patient experiences, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. Cash is being made available from a £1 billion technology fund to improve a patchy service - with some hospitals at present charging for…
Playing three dimensional video games may protect against the dulling of memory that comes with age, a study has found. Scientists believe 3D gaming could provide a novel treatment for people affected by age-related memory loss or dementia. Student volunteers playing the game Super Mario 3D World boosted their performance…
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Dr Nigel Newbutt, Associate Head of Media and Digital Cultures at UWE Bristol, said, “With as many as…
Technology that could alert you if your elderly parents fall ill at home or which could help dementia patients better manage their condition are being developed in a major new research project. Professor Liming Chen, of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s School of Computer Science and Informatics, is leading the…
This Get Online Week (12-18 October), Skills for Care is encouraging social care employers to think about how they could be more ‘digital’ as a way of working more efficiently and effectively. It is becoming increasingly important that service managers and frontline workers can be digital thinkers and doers. As…
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…
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