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University Of Exeter: Tech-based health and exercise programmes less beneficial for users with low socio-economic status, study shows

Technology-based health and exercise programmes and apps, designed to offer a convenient and accessible way to boost physical activity, are dramatically less beneficial for users with low socio-economic status, a study has shown.

A team of experts, including Professor Mark Kelson from the University of Exeter , have conducted a major study to determine whether digital health...

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The elevating properties of bespoke software development

Insight provided by Clever Software Group , bespoke software development specialists based in Ringwood.

It may not seem like it, but bespoke software development can add a surprising amount of value to a business. Custom software solutions allow businesses to have more control and power over the tech that is used to run daily enterprise operations.

Pre-pandemic, many...

Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place during the week of October 11-15.

Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range of sectors from green...

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Judges announced for Tech South West Awards 2021

An array of tech experts have been unveiled for the judging of this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Entrepreneurs and tech leaders working in digital tech, software, health tech, funding, startup support, tech hubs, innovation and research are in the lineup. They include Fay Davies of Plymouth Science Park, Kevin Hodge of the UK Hydrographic Office, Karin Rudolph of Tech Ethics...

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Bristol bionics firm launches first UK Clinic for amputees

Bristol-based Open Bionics recently launched its first clinic in the UK to deliver 3D printed bionic arms for amputees.

The clinic received a grant under Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund aimed at building UK resilience following the coronavirus outbreak. This enabled Open Bionics to switch from being a manufacturer of bionic limbs to a clinical provider.

Based in...

Digital Fraud at a low in the South West in 2021

The South West has one of the lowest instances of digital wallet fraud, as phone and online payments skyrocket in the UK.

Fourthline, which is a digital identity and verification specialist, has released findings from its Digital Identity Fraud Analysis Tool.

It looked specifically at the different ways fraudsters have attempted to create mobile wallet accounts in the UK...


World's deepest tech test pool comes to Cornwall with £150m project

The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest underwater technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall.

Blue Abyss, a £150 million facility which has the support of British astronaut Major Tim Peake, will be the world’s leading extreme environment research, test and training centre serving the offshore energy,...

Opinion: Bring academics and business leaders together for a fairer, happier workplace

I have travelled many paths, academically as a mathematician, philosopher, and behavioural scientist, artistically as a professional flautist for the Danish queen and an international circus acrobat. Entrepreneurially I have had the great joy of building an AI business ( Sigma Polaris ) with great people who have set out to make a difference in this world.

Our mission is about...

Bristol & Bath named as top fintech cluster

South West named a leading tech region in new report

The South West has established itself as one of the leading regions in the UK for technology businesses and start-ups, according to an influential new report.

The 12 Clusters of Tech report, compiled by London Tech Week and the UK Tech Cluster Group, highlighted creative technology, Artificial Intelligence, data and green energy as areas of strength for the South West.


UWE scientists develop virus-detecting sensor

A team of scientists at the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology at the University of the West of England (UWE) are developing a sensor able to detect any virus or bacteria in a public space.

Through the application of sophisticated AI technology, Safe Surface Sensor will be able to determine whether a location has been properly sanitised and warn people if it detects a virus in the...