Could technology help people to stay in their homes longer, stay in touch with friends and family as well as staying healthy?
While assistive technology has rapidly developed in recent years, an exhibition and conference at the University of Cumbria which brought together industry and care providers heard how advances could hold the key to meeting the demand for better care in the future.
“The university is heavily interested in how health technologies are used in professional practice, through the Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety,” says Professor Alison Marshall who leads CaCHeT and developed the event held at the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle. “With an ageing population and the opportunities which new technology offers, we thought it right to bring together all sides to discuss how collaborations may be forged.”
Around a hundred delegates from across the north attended the event which may well be repeated.
Organisers have uploaded the presentations given by the panellists to our website; please follow this link to access them. Please scroll down to 'Completed projects', the Technology Enabled Care and Wellbeing @ Home event is top of the list.