From (of all places) the New York Post, is a report on the Veterans Administration in what seems to be their first test of the Argo ReWalk exoskeleton [TA 15 Oct]. Lt. Ian James Brown, a former Air Force pilot… Read moreVA testing robotic exoskeleton (US)
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Alaska Federal Healthcare Partnership’s (AFHP) Home Telehealth Monitoring (HTM) program the Outstanding Rural Health Program for 2011. The harsh conditions and long distances of Alaska make monitoring and early detection more important than virtually anywhere… Read moreAlaska rural telehealth awarded, Bosch into 'smackdown'
Atlanta (Georgia)-based Digital Assent acquired $7.5 million in a second round of funding for expansion of its PatientPad digital patient check-in system. Much like older rival Phreesia, PatientPad automates the patient checkin process through a proprietary tablet used by the… Read morePatientPad check-in tablet secures $7.5 million funding round
AliveCor, which gained notice for its clinical-quality ECG iPhone case/app introduction at CES in January [TA 11 Jan], dispenses with the case and puts the ECG sensors in a card that Velcros directly onto your iPhone or iPad. The iCard is smaller than… Read moreApply ECG to your iPad/iPhone
Google Health has notified subscribers that it will be shutting its personal health records service on 1 January 2012, less than four years after its heralded startup, although the (too few to sustain) subscribers have all of 2012 to download their data… Read moreThe demise of Google Health
Andy Kinnear, the head of the Avon IM&T Consortium, is reported to have told an audience at Smart Healthcare Live that one of the biggest problems standing in the way of mobile implementation is not the lack of technology, but…… Read moreIs culture the barrier to mobile working? (UK)
Two robotics items: one seriously weird, but it may get the robotics-for-care brain cells ticking over, and the other from the ‘university of the bleedin’ obvious’. The first is Sense-Roid, a Japanese prototype jacket that ‘hugs’ you when you hug… Read moreWhich robotic accent would you like to be hugged in?
Sproxil’s impressive record in Nigeria and fresh funding [TA 14 and 22 March] have, as predicted then, enabled their expansion to India–in other words, the major leagues. India constitutes the largest counterfeit drug market in the world, originating an estimated 35% (WHO) to 75% (OECD–Organization… Read moreSproxil drug verification to India
A potpourri of news items you may have missed on a source of EHR ‘errors’, ICU telemedicine and new companies. Copying and pasting patient documentation into an EHR can be problematic. A recent study of over 5,900 patients by Brigham and Women’s… Read moreTelehealth news roundup for Saturday 25 June
Connected World, a website/magazine located in Chicago, with their annual Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices. In the two healthcare categories, Gold awards went to telehealth device provider Aerotel for its e-CliniQ system… Read moreAerotel, Meridian Health, GeaCom win at Connected World