Mental and behavioral health…not quite the final frontier of telehealth, but nowhere near as hot as CHF or diabetes management. (At last year’s Connected Health Symposium, there was exactly one session on mental health!) Yet it can be as challenging to manage… Read more'Doc in poc', mental health edition
‘Back in the day’ (2005?) telecare and telehealth were thought of as ‘the next big thing’ in home care medical monitoring services. Yet agencies have been slow to adopt, excepting PERS, some telehealth testing (TA articles: VNSNY, Montefiore/CMO with Bosch Health Buddy)… Read moreCellTrak's mobile tracking for home care workers
Eleven months ago, we covered the ending of Qualcomm’s LifeComm venture in integrating telehealth and health management applications into a mobile phone, after it could not find third-party funding for a spinoff company [TA, 22 July 2009]. Now the name and some… Read moreA new life for Lifecomm
Researchers in MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering are looking at the possibility of creating tattoos using carbon nanotubes that can continuously monitor blood glucose levels. MIT News pointer to the future: ‘Tattoo’ may help diabetics track their blood sugar.
Hft (previously known as Home Farm Trust) is a UK charity that supports people with learning disabilities in numerous ways, including in small residential homes. According to its website it has been making big efforts to use assistive technology (in… Read moreHft in awards finals for 'Personalised Technology' (UK)