Dementia remains the leading cause of death in England and Wales. As the NHS faces one of the biggest health crises of its generation, could artificial intelligence be key to fundamentally changing how – and when – the condition is diagnosed? Owen Hughes reports.
One of the first areas to be addressed will be dementia, with the aim of improving care for people living with the condition.
The tool aims to increase empathy and understanding of lesser-know symptoms by enabling healthcare professionals to experience them first hand through VR.
The care research and technology centre joins six national discovery science centres that collectively make up the UK Dementia Research Institute.
The care robot uses sensors embedded in a smart home to keep track of where patient’s are in the house, what they are doing and when they need assistance.
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Our latest mobile health and apps round up features news that a survey by Roche Products Ltd has revealed there is an appetite for the NHS App
A patient portal for people with dementia will be launched in Northern Ireland this month as part of the country’s national electronic care record project.
PARO, a robotic seal that responds to voice and touch interactions, is a step closer to being introduced to dementia wards following a study involving Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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