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  • Ode uses scent to tackle malnutrition
  • Ode uses scent to tackle malnutrition
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Ode uses scent to tackle malnutrition

Smell is the most evocative of senses, and can have powerful effect on behaviour. Ode uses different scents to help late-stage dementia sufferers to remember to eat – around 50% of dementia patients suffer from weight loss and malnutrition.



  • Simplified technology for the vulnerable Simplified technology for the vulnerable

    London-based OwnFone has launched what it says is the world’s first Braille phone. Starting at £60, the front and back of the phone is constructed using 3D printing techniques and can be customised, allowing people to add two or four pre-programmed Braille buttons.

  • Article image PARO: tech that aids the elderly

    While the immediate future is unlikely to yield AI pseudo-human carers, the notion of robots aiding the elderly is closer than ever. All over the world – especially in Japan, where more than a quarter of the population is over 65 – technology and healthcare are starting to overlap.

  • Article image The silent generation speaks up

    What does it feel like to grow old? Professor Philip Tew and Nick Hubble asked over 300 seniors to document their experiences. The findings shed new light on this untapped, misunderstood demographic.

  • Article image Life 2.0: empowering elderly communities

    Life 2.0 is an EU-funded project which has developed a series of networked applications to help empower elderly residents to live more independent lives.