There is much to be faulted in Uber, which has branched out from delivering people into delivering meals, under the unappetising name UberEats. But even I, someone who can rarely bring herself to write the word ‘sharing’, as in economy, without inverted commas, am prepared to give credit where credit is due.
Imagine your elderly grandmother is in a nursing home and has fallen out of her chair. As she lies on the floor, she pulls the alarm cord and, after a few seconds, help arrives. But it’s not a care worker standing there – it’s a robot.
By using a virtual reality headset which plays videos and audio recordings, people living at Garden Hill Care Home, in St Michael’s Avenue, Westoe, have enjoyed stepping into familiar and far way settings, from South Shields beach to Buckingham Palace.
Garden Hill care home residents have been using virtual reality to bring back old memories.