How can technology benefit care homes?

Posted by Monica Macheng on April 25 2017 in Health & social care

Technology is becoming an ever-increasing presence in our daily lives. From the moment we wake up, to the moment we hit the pillow again, a bright screen is never more than an arm’s length away. And yet, the one generation which has missed this revolutionary bus is perhaps the most in need of its potentially stimulating effects: the elderly.

Fitness tracking sheep

Posted by Katie Alsop on April 18 2017 in Agriculture

Our romanticised, and already incorrect, image of a shepherd huddling into their hut with a warm bowl of soup, after a long day of caring for their sheep, needs to be updated.

The legal downfall of Oculus

Posted by Thomas Coe on April 7 2017 in Digital gaming

It’s 2012 in Irvine, California, and a young, enigmatic, designer and 3D and virtual reality forum moderator named Palmer Luckey creates two copies of a head-mounted display prototype, with the goal of commercialising virtual reality.

Augmented reality in healthcare

Posted by Pete Maguire on April 3 2017 in Health & social care, Outsourcing & technology

It’s 2014, and a group of enthusiastic medical students crowd into a conference room to witness a first; live streamed surgery. The surgeon goes about his business in his usual calm and professional manner, except he’s wearing a pair of technologically imbued glasses and talking to the students through a microphone.

Toyota’s £240m investment into Burnaston factory

Posted by Pete Maguire on March 16 2017 in Manufacturing

Despite concerns from major vehicle manufacturers about the implications Brexit will have on the future of the automotive industry in the UK, a £240m investment from Toyota for a factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire, shows that manufacturing in the Midlands is still going strong.