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