Impact of Computer Technology

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Computer Technology I am using and how I’m using it?

Computer technology starts from the time you wake in the morning, your alarm on your phone to the cup of coffee brewing. Computer technology has come a long way from when I was a child. Lots of us now have house alarms, electric toothbrushes, plasma televisions, Xboxes’, I pad, tablets, laptops all these to interact with loved ones across the globe. These devices also encourage our children to interact on line with a wide variety of people in various occupations example the international space station through Facebook. Or Skype family and friends in Australia or New Zealand. Another feature I find good is the various apps on Facebook that allows you to check in during disasters to allow family and friends to know your safe. Other devices are used to check on our health blood pressure monitors is one I have checked every 6 months along with the nebuliser used when I suffer an asthma attack.

Advantage of computer technology?

Computer technology has changed the way we live considerably, our life expectancy has increased. This is down to all the new medical devices available and procedures people can have to prolong lives. Every day we hear of newer devices coming on the market whether it be for the weather devices, food industry or weapons, medical devices, aircraft, drones or I robot technology. Some are extremely helpful helping toward our survival on this planet. Weather devices help track hail, rain, snow, frost, heatwaves. Society has a better understanding of different cultures all at the touch of a button thanks to the companies that are committed to researching and updating Google being one of many.  Medical devices have improved over the years with cat scans, x ray machines including portal ones, from the largest to the smallest something as tiny as a wireless device. With the wide variety of technologies some are quiet complex but provide much needed support both in hospital setting to home support. Assistive technologies include mobility wheelchairs and aides, sensory hearing aids. Common aids being manufactured over the last number of years include bionic arms, legs and hands. As a lot of these are used in war torn areas. Home care has seen an increase of features to improve daily living for family members IV equipment, ventilators, hoists and specialised beds are commonly used in homes are care facilities. Freeing up hospital beds. There is a lot more medical technology out there this report names just some of them.

Disadvantages of Computer Technology?

Cyber Bullying is a major issue. Social skills are affected as people forget how to talk to one another. Social aspect of meeting new people has totally changed as has dating and clubbing. Letter writing has become a thing of the past. People have become addicted to online gambling and games.

Public life impacts?

Medical ID bracelets, medical apps on your mobile phones come in handy if you have a medical condition. This sort of devices can help save your life or those around you. New hips, knee replacements. Give the clients a new lease of life, thus helping families ensuring the family member stays out of care facilities.

Private impact on life?

Public and private are very much the same as the goals are all the save to help improve the quality of life for our loved ones.

Current developments?

Weather systems are still being produced, although yet no earth quake system has been produced yet. Google are producing new and exciting gadgets every day along with faster information. Research for new medicines is ongoing with the different research companies. Medical drones are used in war torn countries around the world. I Robots are in production to assist in treatments where disease has broken out. Gadgets for fun gps golf watches, watches to measure heart rate, blood pressure.

Medical devices help improve lives of everyone. X-Ray, Vein visualisation technology, joint replacement, morphine pumps, incubators, cat scans many more.

Entertainment television, news, educational documentaries, YouTube covers music, live feeds, life.

Food industry improvements on farmer’s tractors, combis, growing technics.

Digital diagnostics makes health care more accessible.

Cloud is used in under developed countries for information.

Wearables- Fitness trackers, smart watches another example is Intel teamed up with the Michael j. fox foundation to see if their wearable technology could pin point certain Parkinson disease. (Irish Computer science 2017)

Health Formatics electron files, information stored in hospital data.

Digital therapy Well frame combines mobile technology and AI (artificial intelligence) provides care for when clients return home. This technology tracks diet, exercise and it’s a GPS system. Catering to mental health clients, cardiovascular. Hackathons – lots of the medical devices wouldn’t be readily available if it wasn’t for hackathons. Many of these devices were requested for other projects. Software developed, hardware inventions all came about through Hackathons.

Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005

Sets out provisions within the safety health and welfare act 2005 as set in legislation that the employer must.

  • Carry carry out a risk assessment.
  • Provide a safety standard for all equipment, chemicals within the premises.
  • Must provide provisions for training for these equipment, chemicals and induction as part of an ongoing programme.
  • Must inform all people staff, visitors, workmen anyone who enters the premises of the safety statement.

Data protection legislation 2003.

Data protection is your right to privacy. We also have the right to access data and have it corrected if it’s not correct or misinformed. Our data is protected once we give our details to certain companies under the data act 2003.

Freedom of information act 2003.

The freedom of information act 2003 allows us to access records held by the government departments and some public bodies. This is ensuring that charities must provide public records of all donations and how the money is spent.

Defamation act 2009?

This was changed from libel and slander to defamation to keep up with technology example Facebook and the easy access people have with sharing stuff. So, if I posted on Facebook that one of my neighbours was selling drugs and she wasn’t but I didn’t name her. But I had given out enough details for people to know who I meant that’s defamation. Example neighbour wears black everything thinks she’s a vampire with the gothic look. Well then, her employer the bank manager go AIB were to hear of this he suspended her until further notice.

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