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Come along to one of our free events!

COBALT is undertaking a series of exciting events to share our findings and to showcase our novel research techniques. Stakeholders including older adults, health & social care professionals, commissioners, policy makers, charities, local agencies and other interested parties are warmly invited.

All events are free and refreshments are provided.

Currently we have four events  planned:

Sheffield: 10am to 4pm,  23rd May 2013, St Marys Church and Community Centre

Swindon: 10am to 4pm,  13th June 2013 , venue to be confirmed

Edinburgh: 10am to 4pm, 20th June 2013, Best Western Hotel

London: Summer 2013, venue to be confirmed

Booking is advised. To book your place please email Dr. Maggie Ellis @mpe-2@st-andrews.ac.uk or ring her on 01334 462017.

Age UK Event April 2012

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Summary of Review of Products tested at COBALT exercise at AgeUk Event 26th April

The COBALT group exercise at the Age UK Engage event on 26th April involved the delegates, working in pairs to select, investigate and review technology provided on their table.  Both mainstream and assistive technology was on offer.  Representatives from industry were not offered devices from their own organisation.  14 anonymous reviews were completed and this note gives a summary.  The review form asked open questions and the numbers are not large enough for statistical analysis but it seemed possible to detect some common which were counted.

The products selected were EasyPhone (2), Door Entry System, Nikon Coolpix (2), Body Fat Monitor, Electro Circulation Massager, Heart/ Exercise monitor polar electro, Blood Pressure Monitor (3), Jumbo Alarm, Up Easy Power Seat, Bed and Chair occupancy alarm.