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Tailoring smart homes to seniors and the disabled

EU-funded researchers have developed a hands-free, voice-controlled system for smart homes to facilitate and improve the day-to-day lives of seniors ...
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Woman wearing Hololens 2

Airbus drives innovation and accelerates production with Azure mixed reality and HoloLens 2

Airbus—a pioneer in aerospace technology and leading designer and manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft, satellites, and launch vehicles—has made ...
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Network - @thomas-jensen

Join the fight to save Net Neutrality

The Internet is in fact a connection of over 70,000 networks, that exchange data with each other, these networks are ...
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Cybathon 2020

The fantastic Cybathlon returns in 2020

The gates of the SWISS Arena in Kloten near Zurich will be opened for the continuation of the CYBATHLON on ...
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Robot Soldier @arseny-togulev

Soldier robots ready to go to war soon?

Despite the cinematic warnings, land, air, and sea robots, no longer the things of science fiction, have quickly become a ...
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Virtual Assistant

Is your doctor virtually moving in with you?

Robotics for Medicine and Healthcare is considered the domain of systems able to perform coordinated mechatronic actions (force or movement ...
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Digital Engagement and Collaboration

Can public services be saved by more digital engagement?

Using the Devon Local Authority area and demographic as a model, an assessment of this authorities annual social and economic ...
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How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, ...
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CyberSecurity

NHS CyberSecurity lessons makes you WannaCry?

NHS CyberSecurity lessons arising from the worldwide ransomware attack that occurred on the 14th of May is already prompting much ...
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Digital Patient Engagement

Just digital patient engagement or full active participation?

By 2018 patients should have access to their medical records online. By 2020 this should have evolved into a digital ...
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Cybathlon 2016

Cybathlon 2016

Cybathlon, the first Olympic Games for bionic athletes was hosted on 8 October 2016, in Kloten, Switzerland. This world premiere saw 74 ...
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Smart City

Wow look at all the Smart Cities around the world

Smart City - Definition A smart city (also smarter city) uses digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to ...
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The Medical Futurist

How are healthcare technologies shaping the future of medicine?

Healthcare technologies that have potential to really shape the way medicine and healthcare is practiced and delivered is explored  by ...
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EU Flag

EU Commission unveils detailed plans to create a digital single market

The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world – in every walk of life and in every line of ...
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3D Printing

3D printing electronic health devices on prescription?

"Today’s 3D printers are great for building plastic stuff, things like toys and musical instruments and even shoes. Some can ...
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Social Robot

They are here, social robots designed to mimic and elicit human emotion

Cynthia Breazeal has a pretty impressive resume. She's the director of the personal robotics group at the MIT Media Lab, ...
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ICDPPC 2014

Mauritius declaration on the internet of things focuses on protecting our data rights

Jacob Kohnstamm - Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Privacy Conference Drudeisha Madhub - Chairwoman of the Mauritius Data Protection Office Mauritius ...
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TED Talks

What’s next in 3D printing, everything from printed candy to highly custom footware

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D ...
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Board Meeting

Applaud Maude, for suggesting more boardroom focus needed on IT security

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has urged businesses to make IT security a boardroom issue.The minister warned that ...
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Robotic Arm

Intelligent prosthetics, how long before we are offered an upgrade to ourselves?

An astonishing story has recently surfaced of technological progress to overcome disability, about a man called Les Baugh who lost ...
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Electronic Medical Record

Want to access your health records via a facebook-style page?

AN ambitious hi-tech £11m plan to allow any doctor or nurse to access a patient’s information from anywhere in the ...
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Pointing at You

“eGov” digital inclusion mission needs you!

With a recent refresh of the website and refocusing of what eCulture Solutions was about I thought it was would ...
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Digital Agenda Europe - EU scores for 2013 progress are in

Digital Agenda Europe – EU scores for 2013 progress are in

The European Commission (EC) Digital Agenda Europe (DAE) – Progress report for 2013 Executive Summary In general, the results across ...
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Fibre Optics

Digital Agenda Europe – broadband markets scores for 2013

The European Commission (EC) Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) – Broadband Markets Scoreboard report for 2013 Broadband coverage: Basic broadband ...
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Online Voting

Digital Agenda Europe – eGovernment 2013 scores are in

The European Commission (EC) Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) – eGoverment Scoreboard reports for 2013 In 2013 eGovernment services have ...
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Internet Use

Digital Agenda Europe – Internet use 2013 scores are in

The European Commission (EC) Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) – Internet Use Scoreboard reports for 2013. There are some really ...
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UK Digital Inclusion Graph

Digital Agenda Europe – digital inclusion and skills scores for 2013 are in

The European Commission (EC) Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) – Digital Inclusion and Skills Scoreboard reports for 2013 have flagged ...
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Electronic Medical Record

UK patients and digital record access – a perspective 2 years on

In May 2012 I wrote an article (Patient access to GP Records by 2015) and offered some immediate thoughts on who ...
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Digital Health

Citizen centred healthcare reform needs to be ‘digital’, doesn’t it?

Citizen centred healthcare is part of a shift in focus which has drawn increasing interest in recent years, highlighting the ...
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Eye Scan

UK government digital services identity assurance initiative vital for digital healthcare

Identity and access management is one of the most challenging aspects of securing citizen, and from a National Health Service ...
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National Audit Office

NAO reports on eGov ‘digital by default’ initiative pretty positive

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published it's independent research report on Digital by Default objectives being based on sound ...
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Houses of Parliament

UK Government Communications Data Bill published

The UK Government has just published is proposed Communications Data Bill, a new regulatory framework refreshing the old Regulation of ...
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Electronic Health Record

Patient digital access to GP records by 2015, loads of assumed benefits

The government 'digital' plans to provide patient access to GP records by 2015, raise a number of important questions, not ...
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email

Workplace email services creates a data protection conundrum for organisations and businesses

eMail poses some interesting challenges from the information governance perspective, challenges that have been carried forth since the birth of ...
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Data Breach

Should organisations share data breach information?

Should you share data breach information? | NetworkWorld.com Community An interesting question put to two commercial CEO’s, which is a ...
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Information Governance

Did the NHS information governance standards finally come of age in 2010?

The NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IGT), with more than seven years effort in refinement and implementation by end user organisations, ...
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Identity Management

Healthcare identity management – The importance of being!

NHS investment on Identity Management (IdM) technologies in recent years has not been as significant as one would expect, especially ...
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False Sense of Security

Does the NHS information governance toolkit – create a false sense for information security?

Variation between the requirements of data protection law and provision of guidance on information governance contained within the NHS Information ...
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NHS Information Scrutiny

NHS 2010 reform bill and what it means for health information governance scrutiny

There is plenty for those involved in putting version 9 of the NHS Information Governance Toolkit together to consider, here ...
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digital audit

Why isn’t the technology to end “health record privacy invasion” headlines fully deployed?

In 1997 Computer Weekly(1) reported, Sir Bobby Robson's electronic health records were viewed illicitly by NHS staff, in Dec 2008 ...
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Social Network

In this digital age, we should be thanking social networking providers?

Staff and organisation culture has often been identified to be an inhibiting factor of efforts to develop public sector information ...
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Information governanc

Good information governance – a key aspect for achieving savings and efficiency gains

The recent publication of the “Information on the Quality of Services - Final Report” released to the government by the ...
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investment

NHS information governance toolkit – provides the coalition government a mandate for investment?

Paul White considers the impact of the new NHS Information Governance (IG) Toolkit v8 release and the mandate for further development of trusts information ...
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OpenCode @lewis-ngugi

The NHS and Microsoft, is it really time to part company?

Since the NHS announcement of the cancellation of the NHS and Microsoft Enterprise Wide Licensing Agreement, on news forums such ...
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