The sponsor for the TeenTech Healthcare Award will be announced shortly. In the meantime – here are some ideas.
Technology has the power to transform healthcare, allowing more people to access better treatments all over the world. You might want to consider better ideas for the whole healthcare environment as well as health centric technologies.
“Mental health and well-being are fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living, and enjoy life,” World Health Organization officials say. Find out more here
We live in an ever-more connected world. See how this will make a difference to the future of dementia care in this piece from The Guardian.
Hospitals need to harness technology to ensure better patient outcomes and also to work more efficiently. Have a look at the world’s first digital hospital.
As a young person you may be able to offer insight on health issues from your own perspective. How could you improve aspects of healthcare which your own family may have experienced. Do you have friends who are terrified of the dentist?
The team at Endo Med say that as medical / clinical engineers and technicians they often visit the popular EBME forum and there are certainly all sorts of ideas here that will get you thinking! Please see the link below for hundreds of relevant articles
The team at the Institute of Cancer Research have suggested the following links to some fascinating ways technology in being used in their area:
Then there’s this ‘Gadgets to be excited about in 2014’ piece which has three amazing new pieces of tech – the third one is very specifically health related but the other two could be applied to a connected health environment :http://sciencefocus.com/feature/tech/gadgets-get-excited-about-2014
This is also a great article in The Star featuring a few good ideas that might help illustrate the increasing role of connected tech in hospitals:http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/health/local-health/healthy-living-hospital-innovations-point-way-to-the-future-1-6167214
There is also a short piece here on smartphones becoming the centre of health monitoring: http://www.t3.com/news/smartphones-to-become-hub-for-monitoring-users-health
This piece might give you some ideas too:http://www.t3.com/features/fitness-technology-tested-t3-fitness-test
Many thanks to Richard Moss for those suggestions.
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