BT and CISCO present at second ‘Care in Business’ seminar
Ann Beynon, BT Director for Wales and Kevin Dean, Managing Director of CISCO’s Internet Business Solutions Group ‘Connected Health Practice in Europe’, spoke at the Care in Business Knowledge Exchange Project’s (KEP) second seminar on Tuesday, June 14.
The Care in Business project is led by Swansea University in partnership with Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Glyndwr Universities, focusing on Assisted Living, Care and New Technologies. The KEP has been supported by EU convergence funding.
The second of five seminars focused on the experience of older people in their home environment, how they interact with assisted living technologies and the services and care organisations that support independent living.
The project aims to create a shared vision of care and explore how new technologies and emerging trends in the ICT sector can be exploited innovatively to meet both care and carer needs.
Speaking about the second seminar, Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby from Swansea University’s Centre for Innovative Ageing said: “We are delighted that BT and CISCO are interested in exploring future models of care that are necessary to meet the challenges and realise the opportunities of an increasing ageing population.”
The seminar focused on the experience of older people being assisted to live in their own homes, recognising older people as active consumers of goods, facilities and services who should be involved in the design and development of new technologies, challenging the notion of older people simply being passive recipients of health and social care.
For further information about the Care in Business project and details of forthcoming seminar events, please contact Mark Allen, Project Coordinator, Tel: 01792 602819, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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