Health & social care

How can technology benefit care homes?

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.

Augmented reality in healthcare

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.

Discriminating against the elderly in the NHS is unlawful

A recent report produced by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK has revealed that some elderly patients are being advised not to go ahead with treatment and/or surgery because they are considered to be too old. This confirms increasing evidence that age has been used as an excuse for rationing expensive treatment, such as cancer therapy, joint replacements and heart-related surgery.

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