Category Archives: Assistive Technology

Review of Socially Assistive Robots (Journal of Medical Internet Research)

Summary A recent systematic review of the literature on the uses and efficacy of socially assistive robots (SARs) notes that the limited evidence to date in the field of mental health focuses largely on applications of SARs for elderly persons with dementia. There is … Continue reading

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Advancing Population Health: Government Consulation on Personalised Medicine and Prevention for the 2020s (BBC News / Cabinet Office / DHSC)

Summary It is expected that, by the 2020s, technological advances including genomics and artificial intelligence (AI) will massively improve “proactive, predictive, and personalised” approaches to the prevention of ill health. A wide-ranging consultation document explains many of the options, opportunities … Continue reading

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More on the Uses of New Technologies in Health and Care (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has created a collection of case studies which explore innovative uses of new technologies in the provision, monitoring and quality improvement of various health and care services.​ “We are determined that regulation does not stand … Continue reading

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Benefits of Robotic Pets for Elderly Care Home Residents? (International Journal of Older People Nursing)

Summary A systematic review has examined the evidence on the reported advantages of robopets (defined as small animal-like robots with the appearance and behavioural characteristics of pets) and the effects of robopets on the mental health and well-being of older … Continue reading

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Recently Published Resources on Falls Prevention – In the Community and in Hospitals (BMJ / NHS Improvement / NIHR / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of environmental interventions to reduce risk of falls among older persons living in the community. A BMJ systematic review covers the options, coming down in favour of occupational therapist-led environment risk assessments and … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary The latest annual report from Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England expects a health revolution (sic), with a more prominent re-positioning of healthier lifestyles in society, by 2040: “The environment we live in must … Continue reading

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Robotics in Social Care (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 591)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) research briefing note covers the potential impact of robotics on the costs and quality of social care. It explores all aspects of the possible uses of robots in social care. Full Text … Continue reading

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