A halfway step towards direct online sending of vital signs information. Bayer HealthCare has just released in the US a new USB version of its mass marketed Contour glucose meter. It looks like a larger-size USB flash drive, connects to… Read moreBayer diabetes device with PC interface
Paper by Dan Silver of the University of Colorado making the case that after the switch to digital television the freed-up bandwidth should be used to facilitate telehealth. Read it here.
Two items from the ‘States where burglars were scared off by the owners of medical alerts (pendant/panic alarms) are strongly reminiscent of the similar event in the UK not long ago. Medical alert button spooks home invader Elderly women targeted… Read moreBurglars spooked by panic alarm
MobiHealthNews has just published its 2009 roundup, Wireless Health–State of the Industry Year End Report. It’s packed with information; read the 2009 quarterly ‘deals recap’ to see the acceleration of mHealth and eHealth development–and that is mainly US. This editor will… Read moreWireless health 2009 roundup
Bart Collet has put together an extensive overview of mHealth technology in a 62-slide show. Despite the danger of information overload it’s well worth working through. Just pause it to take it slide by slide. Non Invasive Health Monitoring with… Read moreNon Invasive Health Monitoring with mHealth
If you are marketing and selling your technology for ‘aging in place’, whether at home or in senior communities/assisted living/CCRCs, this article by Laurie Orlov is worth tucking into your toolbox. The analysis refers to the US marketplace and our particular structure,… Read moreSmart 'reality checklist' for 'aging in place' technology marketers
George MacGinnis of the Assistive Technology Programme at the NHS Connecting for Health was interviewed by MobiHealthNews at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit and declared “We [the UK] have upwards of 1 million people who enjoy some form of remote… Read moreGeorge MacGinnis: "300,000 or more smart homes" in UK
Telefónica has developed a home monitoring system that can collect five different vital signs, detects falls and transmit data to a caretaker centre. “The Caalyx solution, which is part of a €3m ambient assisted living project, received funding of €1.85m… Read moreTelefónica Caalyx system announced (Spain)
Another save from fire (previous here), this time it’s a 100-year-old lady with dementia who was trapped in her home after her kitchen caught fire. The telecare alarm system alerted Sunderland Telecare which contacted the emergency services. Sunderland Echo report…. Read more100-year-old lady with dementia saved by telecare service (UK)
There’s a call for articles for a special edition of the Journal of Assistive Technologies dedicated to telehealthcare [sigh]. Deadline 1 March for publication September. Details here (PDF). Jounal page at new website of publisher Pavilion, now called Pier Professional.