“It could be how you order a drink in the pub or shop for clothes or even how doctors look up medical notes — all that’s needed is an iPad,” Susannah Butter and Andrew Liddle report for The London Evening Standard. “There’s an iRevolution going on and London is leading the way. Here’s how the city has been iPadded out.”
“Clothes are adapting to fit iPads. Designer Lucy Borland has made a coat with iPad-sized pockets because, she says, ‘people cannot be without their tablets and have to feel close to the internet at all times.’ Her coat is even designed to look similar to an iPad, with metallic Lurex,” Butter and Liddle report. “The iPad is also changing childcare. At Brick Oven pizza restaurant in Chiswick there’s a video camera in the play area, linked to four iPads on tables, so parents can enjoy their meal and keep watch on their bambini.”
“More doctors in the UK use iPads than in any other European country, with 31 per cent of them owning the devices, according to a survey by Manhattan Research. Cardiology staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital are using iPads to instantly access 3D images of patients’ hearts. ‘They can make a real difference,’ says Mark Large, IT director at the hospital. ‘If an urgent case conference is called to discuss treatment for a sick child, clinicians can join it no matter where they are and access information,'” Butter and Liddle report. “Westminster council is installing ‘smart’ street lighting, which allows engineers to see on an iPad when a bulb is faulty or running down. The iLights will cost £3.25 million to install but from 2015/16 they will brighten the bank accounts of Westminster residents, with savings of £420,000 a year across the borough.”
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