At the end of last year, our whole engineering team took part in a hack day to explore the possibilities of introducing Alexa (Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and is the voice you hear answering the questions you ask your Echo) and the Amazon Echo into care as an exercise to better understand the growing needs of the sector. It was a day which separated us from our daily work and allowed us to adopt a different mindset. Apart from the team-building benefits, the hack day helped us to think outside the box and get creative with our thought processes.
Extensive research and investment is being carried out into the use of assistive technologies in social care.
Innovations range from socially assistive technology such as Amazon Alexa and Softbank Robotics’ Pepper robot, which is already being trialled at care facilities in the UK, to a growing array of physically assistive robotic systems.
Loneliness, I think, is something everyone will come into contact with at some point in their lives. Whether it stems from the quality or quantity of our relationships, we can all relate to that ‘subjective, unwelcome feeling of [the] lack or loss of companionship’.
Warning the following blog may contain cricket!
I wrote this blog at the beginning of August having digested the excitement of the cricket World Cup. My esteemed marketing colleagues at everyLIFE saw it had a cricket flavour and consigned it to the LBW (Let the Blog Wait) tray which maybe worth revisiting on a slow news day; something has changed!
This is what I wrote:
Why are Ben Stokes, Sir Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Sir Gary Sobers, Betty Wilson, Jacques Kallis, Imran Khan or Keith Miller so revered and respected as Test Match cricketers? Simply because they are once-in-a-generation cricketers who are genuine international class all-rounders.
Fixing social care is a hot topic right now, especially since the gauntlet has well and truly passed on to the new Prime Minister. Continue reading “Fixing Social Care”
BOGOF! Super Special Mega Offer!, More Reasons To Shop At… All things that you would possibly associate with high street grocer Morrisons. But care provision? That’s hardly something you’d expect to pick up in aisle four next to the self-raising flour.