The internet could spark a home health care revolution – and it’s being planned in the West Country.
A group of health professionals, ‘telehealth’ equipment makers, care providers and older people, are working together to see how tablet computers can be used as hubs to monitor vital health information, and reduce isolation.
But with figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that 6.7 million adults in the UK have never used the internet, 547,000 of them in the South West, more needs to be done to help people understand the internet and get online.
Today (monday)sees the launch of Spring Online, one of the year’s biggest digital inclusion campaigns, run in association with Carphone Warehouse. Free internet taster events will be available all week, including Saturday at libraries, cafes, community centres, shops, churches and housing estates across the country.