Is it possible for the average person to bond with mHealth technology, enough to lead to improved health? Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the Center for Connected Health discusses what he calls ‘relational agents’ which coach for an activity regimen or patiently answer… Read more'Emotional automation' for better healthcare?
As reported in Telecare Aware a month ago, the debate about charging for telecare services has been having a high-profile public airing amongst the people of Stoke-on-Trent in the UK Midlands. The council has now decided to introduce charging. Local… Read moreStoke-on-Trent telecare charging decision (UK)
A pilot project involving people who had strokes undertaken by The NHS East of England uses IOCOM software with a computer on wheels, known as a ‘computer on wheels’ (COW), which houses a fixed video camera and audio link. Health… Read moreCOW mitigates effects of stroke in Eastern England
A thought-provoking footnote to Breast Cancer Awareness month: Mike Story, Executive Vice President of Advantage Home Telehealth near Buffalo, NY, has revealed that 2 years after his wife died from breast cancer, he has also been diagnosed with breast cancer…. Read moreTelehealth company boss and breast cancer
During Mobile Health Expo (MHE), I had the opportunity to sit down with two of the principals from San Diego-based Globaltel Media, Robert Sanchez, president and CEO, and Lauren Katayama, chief of staff. This editor [Donna] learned about their SMS… Read moreMore from MHE: Globaltel Media
There are few events of this type in the New York metro area — despite (because of?) the concentration of healthcare resources and healthcare related non-profits here. This evening will be hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC on Wednesday… Read moreConnected Healthcare: Wellness and Emerging Technology (NYC)
For our US readers: want a really different costume for your Halloween bash or trick ‘n’ treating? The Taizo (‘taizou’=calisthenics) robot from (where else?) Japan, is cute, cuddly and does a 30-move exercise routine verrryyyyy slowwwwly. Developed by the National Institute… Read moreYour Friday (Halloween) robotics fix
Hot on the heels of the MediPendant story, there is news of more mainstream media publicity, but for a telehealth device this time. It’s the first such FDA-approved Bluetooth device, the MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter by Entra Health Systems. It featured… Read moreMyGlucoHealth Wireless meter features on popular TV show (US)
If any companies that are bringing anything new to the market at the TSA conference in London in a couple of weeks would like to contact me (Ed. Steve) in confidence, I will add their information to an item that… Read moreAre any companies exhibiting anything new at this years' TSA conference?