COBALT at Swindon 18th July 2013

Prof Arlene Astell led our event at Swindon. Starting with an interactive session on discussed what makes people like or hate technology.
Arlene chaired a Q&A session with a local commissioner and telecare/health supplier.

In pairs delegates investigated assisted living technology.
and gave feedback on where it could be used.
Several people said the procedures council’s used made it hard for people to get the right technology at the right time.
However, sometimes a loud, vibrating alarm just makes everyone laugh.
Nigel Harris and Tim Adlam from Bath Institute of Medical Engineering talked about ways of improving design

Finally we asked delegates to write down one action they would take as a result of the day

Swindon was the last of the events (see below for Cambridge, Edinburgh and Sheffield). We will be publishing our findings later in the year.

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