The newspaper, Herald Scotland has a positive, all-round look at telecare and likes what it sees. So far so good, but this editor [Steve] has a problem with the leading example – a lady with epilepsy who has clearly been ‘sold’ on the benefits of her main telecare devices, a fall detector in a pendant and a bed sensor. Both are items that are notorious amongst services for generating false positive and false negative alerts. In the article she says she has lost count of the number of times they have been activated. This, it seems to me raises a real ethical issue: it is right that services should offer unreliable equipment to someone who relies on it so completely? Guardian angel gadgets.