When we think about an ageing population and our neighbourhoods of the future, there are a couple of perspectives that spring to mind. Let's start with the essence - but one that is too easily forgotten - and that is the end-user him/or herself.
The human race has always had an insatiable appetite for exploration; despite the fact maps used to say "there be dragons here", or feared that we'd sail off the edge, heading over the horizon is in our nature. Jump 1000 years later and we're still doing it. Everywhere on the globe is now reachable by air travel, but with rising population comes rising demand...
We are at the start of a new and exciting technological era, quite possibly the next 'industrial revolution'. We cannot possibly predict exactly how our lives and our society will change over the next few years as a result of the development and application of IoT and AR technologies but history tells us that the change is likely to be revolutionary.
UK parents of children with depression have an exciting and opportunity to contribute to this project and to have a say about the treatment of depression. The project team have developed a Survey Monkey questionnaire that allows parents to give their opinions on the most important questions that come up when choosing care or treatment for depression, and we would love to hear your views.
A new proposal goes beyond the eco-rules definition or the prioritization of eco-friendly guidelines with traditional techniques used in technological forecasting. Fuzzy Cognitive Maps assess TRIZ evolution trends for eco-design innovation, allowing prioritizing and further decision making based on scenario analysis.
Focusing our attention on five emerging technologies, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, wearables, augmented reality and the Internet of Things, we sought to gain a deeper understanding of how technology - when used correctly - can help transform the way we live our lives.
While invention requires creativity to come up with new things, innovation is about applying those new things in different ways. Creativity is essentially an 'inward' trait. It's murkier and harder to define. Ideas within the creative realm are often judged more by their novelty than by their potential usefulness, either to consumers or to the company.
So while preparations for trade talks get under way, the new Government should encourage British businesses to adopt a more innovative frame of mind post-Brexit.
More and more companies are realising that the technology they once viewed as necessary to only a few consumers, are actually benefiting everyone without making the product different for each market
I am a firm believer that patients should be true partners in their healthcare, and that online services have a major role to play in supporting that partnership, so these statistics are heartening.
The technology to create this future travel experience is already here. What it needs to make it fly is for airlines and their travel partners to adopt new technologies and cooperate more freely (even with competitors). This shared information in secure environment will collectively give us the smooth, trouble-free journey we all want.