NRS aims to make it easier for councils to source a wide range of telecare products (inculding WristCare) and to provide them with a service. Press release.
This interview with John Low, Chief Executive of the UK’s RNID gives him a chance to remind us of the wide range of equipment available for people with hearing loss. eGovMonitor interview.
According to this local news report, in a move that runs counter to the thrust of the recent White Paper ‘Our Care, Our Health, Our Say’, North Yorkshire County Council plans to cease funding a low-cost ‘home from hospital’ service…. Read moreNorth Yorkshire County Council flying in face of the White Paper?
The infrastructure for more and better home health and care monitoring is developing rapidly. Read more here.
Still keeping an eye on this story: Now, not only will the families of Alzheimer’s patients be able to order the Columba phone-bracelets from France Telecom stores, branded as ‘Handicap Solutions’, but they will also have access to the product through… Read moreColumba bracelet marches on in France
And others in Japan are following suit after a baby kidnap case in January. News story.
Latest technology for parents to track young people, even to the extent of being able to see how fast they are driving. Now there’s some interesting ethical issues! Fox news report.
Get past the patronising ‘elderly people…unwilling to embrace the internet’ comment, and the pessimistic timescales and this BBC item is quite a good introduction to some of the developments in the pipeline. The final comment is absolutely accurate, of course…. Read moreDevices for the future
A trade delegation comprising 20 Taiwanese geriatric healthcare products suppliers will travel to Europe in June to look for opportunities for business cooperation and partnerships. In the area of long stay management, Taiwan is aiming to emulate the level of… Read moreTaiwanese industries moving on equipment and telecare
Sale of the Maltese Government’s stake in Maltacom will help Malta move ahead into an era of high-speed communications. But the sale includes a commitment to continuing the subsidies given to telecare for older and disabled people and other non-profit… Read moreMaltacom sale includes commitment to telecare subsidy