Technology event

I went to check out a technology event today at the Grianan Show Flat, a collaboration between Health, Social Care and Remoage (A Northern Peripheries funded project).

I found it really interesting how I perceived technology interventions as being restrictive, a bit Big Brother, perhaps even a violation of my rights and freedoms, putting myself in the position of using the technologies and how my perceptions changed as I heard about how things could be programmed, how it works in connection with early diagnosis and early conversations about how to support a person at home, how to prevent care home admissions. I would much prefer a GPS system to alert family to my potential danger of walking into the sea, for example, or a mattress alarm to alert family to the fact that I hadn’t gone to bed at all and could be in danger of hypothermia, rather than a care home admission or an injury or fatality.

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