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Using virtual assistants for carers in later life

OU Health and Wellbeing Priority Research Area Research Fellow, Dr Hannah R. Marston and independent researcher Julie Samuels have published a paper, Creating Age-Friendly Communities: Housing and Technology, which examines the national and international age-friendly frameworks for older adults who are carers of dependents with disabilities. The central theme of the paper is how the use of virtual/personal assistants (like Google Home, Amazon Echo and Alexa) can enhance the quality of end-of-life care life.

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Improving outcomes along the way

The stresses of life can take their toll between birth and death.

STEM researchers Dr Duncan Banks and Dr Mohamed Bennasar are addressing this through a new research project with Professor Kardos Risk from Milton Keynes University Hospital. The project, which uses artificial itelligence to predict coronary artery disease, hopes to use clinical databases and machine learning techniques for improving patients’ outcome with chest pain.

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