The Appliance Of Science…

…sometimes, it’s not really thought out very well:

A smartphone app that “nudges” patients with alcohol-related liver disease away from their favourite drinking dens and off-licences is being trialled by a London hospital.

Good grief! Does everything have to have an app these days? I’m a technology fan, but…well, in it’s place.

The AlcoChange app uses GPS technology to send alerts if a patient is near a regular drinking area or shop selling alcohol.

Fine if you’re in the country, but in town? The constant pinging would drive me to drink!

Dr Gautam Mehta, honorary consultant at the Royal Free and senior lecturer at UCL, said patients often needed help to prevent them returning to the bottle.

No doubt. The sort of help you can’t mute, though.

3 comments for “The Appliance Of Science…

  1. John in cheshire
    June 25, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Mr Mehta is probably a teetotaler. Wouldn’t his time be better spent tending to the sick?

  2. June 26, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Handy if you are looking for some booze.

    • June 26, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Quite! 🙂

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