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Using Technology to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr Rachel C Stockley | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel C Stockley

Technological innovation in healthcare rehabilitation could hold the key to transforming the lives of thousands of stroke survivors by helping them to get back on their feet. By using wearable 'haptic bracelet' devices, we're aiming to cultivate an innovative method to improve the walking of people after stroke.

Forget Robots. The Internet Has Upgraded Us Humans Way Beyond The Capability of Artificial Intelligence

Andy Law | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
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Andy Law

I've been writing a great deal about the Internet recently. It's a bit like writing about air. It's massive. Everybody knows about it. Everybody uses it. And there's not much left to tell.

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

The Robot Lawyer Will See You Now

Christopher Markou | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Last month one the largest American law firms, BakerHostetler, announced it had 'hired' a robot lawyer to assist in bankruptcy cases. The robot in question is named ROSS and is marketed as 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'.

How Instagram Taught Me to Love My Body

Emily Buchanan | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

After all, platforms like Instagram allow us to choose the content we consume, so instead of being battered over the head by the body shaming bumf of traditional women's magazines, I've carefully curated a community that reaffirms my self worth rather than systemically dismantling it.

Adorable Grandma Totally Freaks Out While Trying VR For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Virtual reality is fast becoming accessible to consumers everywhere, with some great products like the Samsung Gear VR letting almost anyone try out t...

Reducing Duplication of Efforts in the Refugee Crisis

Natasha Freidus | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

One family needed a fridge, another needed size four diapers, another little boy had no sandals, and everyone could use regular food deliveries. The needs changed week to week, day to day. People wanted to help, they just didn't know how.

Technology Is Unleashing Potential All Over The World

Cameron Stevens | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cameron Stevens

It was a privilege to be a part of the audience for Bill Gates' keynote speech at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego in April this year. Hearing his view of the future, it was hard not to feel the groundswell of optimism currently taking hold around the world. Gates still believes that technology is a force for good, opening a world of opportunity for us all.

We Created a Digital Dental Check-Up for Those Who Can't Access a Dentist

Gina Dorodvand | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech
Gina Dorodvand

We both graduated from City University in July 2015 and that summer we started our mission to get this technology into the hands of people and take the skills we learnt during our Biomedical Engineering degree and use it to create a positive impact.

Reclaiming the Internet

Katherine Bradfield | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Bradfield

This bullying can put young people off using the social media sites, leaving them feeling isolated and lonely, but the problem does not always come from people known to the young person. And sexist abuse online is a specific problem and young women can face sexist and often violent harassment online.

Captionism: Tearing Down Barricades for the Hearing Impaired

Mehdi Siami | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mehdi Siami

At Captionism we have tried to address a problem that goes far beyond that. Friess is not alone, there are 360m people in the world that are classified as having disabling hearing loss. In an age marked by the speed and reach that knowledge is spread within the economy and society, for some digital exclusion is a modern-day reality.

Virtual Reality Can Make Independence For Disabled People a Reality

Kim Lawther | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Kim Lawther

Opinions may still be divided on VR but undoubtedly this is a market that is predicted to grow as fast as smart phones and the more companies and developers that get involved, the more accessible and cheaper VR will become.

Stroke Patients Walk Again Thanks To Groundbreaking Stem Cell Procedure

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors believe they have found a way to reverse the long-term debilitating effects of stroke to give patients the ability to walk, move their arms an...

Learning the Language of the Future

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
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Professor Christina Slade

The number of jobs required by the technology industries is predicted to significantly exceed every other sector. By 2020, the European Commission has predicted a shortfall of 900,000 adequately skilled programmers. There is a real risk that the gender gap in the sector will only get worse unless something is done soon.

The Parable of the Reef

Chris Rapley | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Rapley

We have set in train a cascade of consequences which are altering the climatic zones upon which the design of our globalized and highly interconnected civilization is founded, as well as raising global sea level, threatening coastal communities and infrastructure.

How the Incas Are Revolutionising Travel for People With Disabilities (Sort Of)

Angus Drummond | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Angus Drummond

The problem for me wasn't the fact the site is inaccessible - there is almost always a way to overcome inaccessibility. The problem was that I had no way of knowing what to expect from the point of view of a disabled person, and therefore no way to prepare.

Tech for Good: Doteveryone and the Digital Democracy

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Dunn

We've launched a pilot project where we're matching a team of digital mentors with a group of MPs in a collective quest for technological change. Embedded within the House of Commons and the parliamentary process, our four mentors will work with four MPs to develop their technological skills for the common good.

Google Has A Computer That Writes Its Own Music

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech

Each generation bemoans the decline of the music industry, but now song-writing has been rocketed into the twenty-first century. Google has created it...

Three Ways the Public Sector Can Use Tech for Good

Ruth Shave | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ruth Shave

The size and scale of the public sector means that we are only at the beginning of tech for good in government - there's a lot of room for public sector organisations, including local councils, to be smarter and leaner about how they spend money by using tech for good.

21st Century Good Samaritans

Dr. Mark Wilson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Mark Wilson

The greatest determinant of survival in cardiac arrest is time to quality CPR and defibrillation - for every minute that passes, the chances of survival fall by 10 per cent. Indeed, ambulance services have a target of 8 minutes to attend emergencies like these. But clearly survival would be much better if this life saving care could be provided within 1 minute.

Tech for Good - Getting Kids to Read More, and Enjoy It

Steve Skidmore | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Skidmore

We have been in this game for a long time. We had digitised several of our books and were offering them as apps before ebooks had ever been thought of!

Harnessing the Power of 'Tech for Good'

Billy Dann | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Billy Dann

Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern life and we feel that the charity sector has only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to leveraging the power of digital products to deliver change.

Britain's Low Pay Problem Won't Be Tackled Until We Address Obscene Executive Remuneration

Vivian Woodell | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Vivian Woodell

More employers must take this sort of approach with their staff, prioritising benefits with the resources available. They'll have a workforce that is not only more productive but also motivated by more than just their take-home pay.

A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Parry

Having lost my wife's car keys this weekend - I forgot I put them on a café table when we were out shopping - I can testify that forgetfulness is something we are afflicted by throughout life. As anyone who has experienced dementia in a loved one will be quick to tell you, we are not talking about forgetting where our keys are, but rather what keys are for.

Our Game Gets People Running

Ben Barker | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

Running can be hugely rewarding both mentally and physically, but getting started and sticking with it is hard. We were always coming at the project as reluctant runners, who hadn't yet found the compelling reason to hit the streets.