As stated in our ‘About Us’ page, we firmly believe the future of social care lies in a partnership between person centered one to one support and a creative and bespoke assistive technology package. We take a lot of time and care to research new technology that people can use as part of their SOL Connect package. The good thing is that there are new forms of technology being developed all the time. We came across this article and were heartened by the new technology being developed and the willingness of people to embrace it. We must stress that a lot of this technology is still being developed, but the future is bright for digital healthcare. We think part of the conclusion sums it up perfectly:

With new technologies like these come new opportunities for our health and care system: improving the accuracy and usefulness of information we can gather on our health as citizens and patients; changing how and where care is delivered; and offering new ways to prevent, predict, detect and treat illness.


The past decade has seen rapid development and adoption of technologies that change the way we live. But which technologies will have a similarly transformative impact on health and care?

The King’s Fund has looked at some examples of innovative technology-enabled care that are already being deployed in the NHS and internationally to transform care. Now, we examine the technologies most likely to change health and care over the next few years.

Some of the technologies we discuss are on the horizon – others are already in our pockets, our local surgeries and hospitals. But none are systematically deployed in our health and care system. Each could represent an opportunity to achieve better outcomes or more efficient care.

It’s been eight years since the launch of these pocket-sized devices we now know so well. We take them for granted but our phones combine: computing power that could steer a spacecraft, a connection to the internet, a host of sensors for health-relevant data like movement and location tracking, plus a touch-screen interface.

Two-thirds of Britons use them to access the internet (Ofcom Technology Tracker 2015), and few would regard these devices as ‘new’, yet the smartphone’s potential is yet to be realised in health and care.

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