If you’re a fan of the British TV series ‘The Gadget Show’ you’ll recognise this guy. (The one on the left that is!). Staff have been playing a game of ‘spot the difference’ in the Starfish Labs office – but the glasses definitely give it away.

 

Neil recently attended the Tech Severn Conference which focused on disruptive technologies in healthcare, social care, housing and education.  One of the speakers at the conference was none other than Jason Bradbury, former host of ‘The Gadget Show’, and Neil found himself taking part in a simulation of what it is like to suffer from dementia in ‘The Dementia Bus’ experience, along with Andy Begley from Shropshire Council.

 

While being best known as the former host of ‘The Gadget Show’, Jason has worked as a TV presenter and producer on many shows over a career spanning 20 years. He is a regular presented and speaker on all thing science and tech related and his Back-to-the-Future style ‘world’s first working jet-powered hoverboard’, became legendary with TV viewers.

 

Neil, being a great fan of ‘The Gadget Show’, wasted no time in telling Jason about the apps we’ve been developing to help people with special educational needs and disabilities and some of our predictions for the development of learning apps in the future. 

 

Jason, having family members with dementia, was particularly intersted in how apps could support people living with the condition and was visibly moved by his experience in  ‘The Dementia Bus’ experience. He was also particularly interested in apps related to the effects of diet on various medical conditions…

 

We promised to carry on the conversation in the future, so watch this space…

 

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New apps are helping vulnerable adults & individuals with special educational needs & disabilities to adapt their lives to meet the challenges posed by #coronavirus.

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