CSIP’s August Telecare eNewsletter has just been published (download pdf version). Content highlights are: a reminder about the Whole System Demonstrator Action Network website (but you have already signed up to that, haven’t you?) a promise that the headline information… Read moreCSIP's August Telecare eNewsletter published
Hype-y headline for this article from the national daily, The Telegraph, flags up the issue to the general public of the incompatibility of some older telecare (community alarm) equipment with the new national network (21CN) being introduced to the UK… Read moreSafety fears over new BT lines (UK)
Portable telemedicine equipment clearly has great benefits in many situations, but does it have to be dressed up as a self-propelled robot? That was my principal reaction after watching the video on the OffSite Care Inc. The video is a… Read moreRobot at the bedside (video)
Nice local story from the St Louis Post-Dispatch. The picture is unfortunate, however, as the lady demonstrating the Honeywell HomMed equipment appears to be taking her blood pressure incorrectly. Read the story here. (Intrusive popup advert alert.)
And what better motivation could there be to get on with the telecare/telehealth agenda? Pity England isn’t in the same position. Article from the Scottish Herald.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) latest research report Assistive Technology and Older People (August 2008) is somewhat disappointing. It does attempt to make it clear that ‘assistive technology’ is a much broader term than just telecare and telehealth… Read moreSCIE research report: Assistive Technology and Older People (UK)