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Comforting for those living alone
The NHS is trialling new wearable sensors, based on technology used by NASA and the CGI film industry, to help identify older patients at risk of falls as part of a new drive to tackle frailty.  The technology will help make one small step a lot easier for the over-65s (although giant leaps may still prove a challenge).
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NHS England:  NASA meets Hollywood as new technology helps tackle NHS frailty in older people

NHS Digital:  More patients to benefit from programme to widen participation in digital health

NHS Digital welcomes Health Secretary's digital healthcare vision

We lose our ability to ‘bounce’ as we get older

DH:  Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

With medical staff costs continually rising, we need other alternatives

Online for better health

A healthier outcome which could be self-financing

NHS innovates to provide better care

Reshaping Council Services for the COVID Era