By having more disabled people on our TV screens, only then will I no longer get people asking stupid questions such as 'Can you have sex?' 'Have you ever tried to talk just to see what would happen?' and 'Are you as clever as that Stephen Hawking bloke?'
In the first of a series of articles focusing on social care in 2017, I want to start at the beginning and ask the question of what is the purpose of ...
The focus is on moving people off benefits, not on them sustaining employment. This needs to change. We need a progressive approach to supporting more disabled people into employment. That, to me, is one New Year's resolution worth making.
There is still the odd zombie shooter, and zombies jumping up on you in virtual reality is very, very frightening. Beyond slaughtering undead hordes, are there more constructive applications of virtual reality technology? Yes, and the possibilities are endless....
In future, as artificial intelligence becomes more widespread, surgery may be conducted entirely by robots. This means time can be freed up for doctors to devote their time to tasks which specifically require human interaction and emotions when treating patients.
The startup is called Chatterbox. By training and employing refugees as language tutors, the venture catalyses refugee integration into the UK labour market whilst tackling the country's language skills deficit.
A single game today has the potential to reach and entertain millions of people. However, the impact of most games usually stops there. They exist solely for entertainment and leisure. This didn't sit well with us, especially when we considered how many important problems there were all around us that were going unaddressed.
The key thing I noticed was that once a volunteer gave a bit of time to a cause, they generally then started to give money, or bring their networks in to help, to fundraise, and give other stuff. I dreamt of a technology platform that would bring all that under one roof to facilitate what I was currently doing, patchily, by phone and email.
The always-on, connected world makes the difference between seniors being able to stay in their home and having to make the move to assisted living. Especially in the age of the IoT, where smart devices are connected via the web to ensure a seamless transfer of information and automation of processes.
These next generation intelligent joints will now be opened up to patients on the Health Service, meeting specific criteria, giving Prosthetists the opportunity to prescribe amputees with the best solutions the market has to offer.
To name just a few, solar power whose efficiency increases year by year; and the technological advances in battery technology which, combined with technological advances in electric vehicles, have propelled them to such a level deemed unimaginable ten years ago
ZSL London Zoo, alongside five other zoos around the world, played host this October to the US State Department's 'Zoohackathon' competition; inviting digital masterminds to come up with technological solutions to the biggest conservation issues facing the world today.
Technology is both encouraging mental health sufferers to get help and making it easy for them to seek immediate treatment without paying for the privilege - all via a channel that fits into their modern, digitalised lives.
I unfortunately had an episode of SVT and knew that, if I were to call a paramedic I would have to wait for hours and going to a hospital was not an option. Luckily, with my Kardia Mobile, I was able to monitor my heart rhythm, which went as high as 250 beats per minute and lasted over an hour, sending the recordings to my doctor for records and tracking.
It's also been nice to raise the temperature by looking back at this year's travels, projects and favourite memories. Having noted my top ten memories, I've simply expanded them into this fun little post:
Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.