Cardiocom, the Minnesota-based telehealth disease management company, announced (15 Nov) the launch of GlucoCom Blood glucose monitoring products and AutoLink Diabetes Telemonitoring System. Blood glucose data is transmitted from the individual’s GlucoCom Blood Glucose Monitor at home to the secure… Read moreGlucoCom Blood Glucose Monitoring and AutoLin Diabetes Telemonitoring launched in US
Telecare practitioners in the UK seek to distance themselves from tagging owing to its unfortunate reputation but this is a thought-provoking article on what’s possible with GPS tags these days.
Reported on the Portland-based Association of Telehealth Service Providers, this story is interesting (apart from the planned investment angle) in that there is no clue as to whether the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee mean ‘teleheath’ in the sense of ‘remote… Read moreMinnesota Workgroup proposes recommendations to enable access to telehealth services
Awesome! Israel-based CNOGA Inc. reports the development of contact-free physiological monitoring by using a simple video camera. The new technology can detect a person’s pulse rate, blood pressure, blood O2, CO2 and more from a distance by focusing on the… Read moreOne to watch: Touch-free life-sign monitoring by videocamera
According to David Lansky, Senior Director of the Markle Foundation’s health program who is convinced of the concept whilst remaining sceptical of the vested interests stacked against its introduction. It’s worth reading this wide-ranging Intel-inspired article to get to this… Read moreTelehealth technologies are "fleas on the back of an elephant"
‘We reviewed 2135 consecutive emergency teleconsultations, which were received at an academic emergency department from state correctional facilities. During the 52-week study period, an average of 5.8 video-consultations per day were performed. A total of 1522 consultations (71%) had complete… Read moreEmergency department visits cut 38% in telemedicine videoconferencing trial
Nottingham Rehab Supplies (NRS) has strengthened its Telecare Division with the appointment of Meg Allan as a Telecare Occupational Therapist. NRS press release with details.
Widely-read and well-connected Computing last week ran a story on the DH White Paper Whole System LTC demonstrator sites. According to the item, “sources close to WSLTC say [they] will include up to 6,000 participating patients and be worth about… Read more£30m for DH White Paper Whole System LTC Demonstrator sites bad news for small telecare suppliers?
The new micro-sensors are based on an organic semiconductor. “To meet the requirements for low-cost, large-area sensor applications such as smart fabric systems, the sensors need to be light, flexible, washable, and even disposable,” said Professor Vijay Varadan. “These requirements can hardly… Read moreUniversity of Arkansas develops low-cost wearable micro-sensors
Last week saw the public launch of the Columba Bracelet service in Spain with several minutes’ exposure on primetime TV news. How was this achieved? The telecoms partner is the mobile arm of the principal phone provider, Telefonica, as explained… Read moreColumba Bracelet makes Spanish primetime TV news