We haven’t had a ‘lab on a chip’ item in a while, since our STD tester in November. Published in the eponymous Lab on a Chip (Royal Society of Chemistry), this latest study is of one dubbed SIMBAS–Self-powered Integrated Microfluidic Blood… Read moreBlood analysis in minutes, via chip
David Doherty demo’d the GE V Scan handheld ultrasound last week at the recent Healthcare Innovation Expo in London. Despite his initial skepticism since its debut in February 2010, he’s come around to seeing its virtues. Ed. Donna is surprised… Read moreGE V Scan handheld ultrasound: review
Here’s one for the mhealth smartphone geeks, especially those with an eye on the telecare market. But for them, this could be the most exciting video this year. A young man, who began working in his garage (sounds familiar?) has… Read moreinPulse: Putting your smartphone on your wrist
Jay Sanders, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, talked about telemedicine’s influence on health care delivery and social issues at Elon University last Wednesday. Sanders’ colleagues call him the Father of Telemedicine, but he rejects the title preferring people… Read moreWe care more about our cars than we do ourselves – Jay Sanders
Japan has the second oldest (on average by %) population in the world–23% are 65+–and much of it disproportionately located in rural areas affected by the earthquake and following tsunami. Ed. Donna’s scan of the press has thus far located little on the tragic… Read moreJapan: who cares now for elderly?
The most interesting news this St. Patrick’s Day (in NYC, for a few more minutes!) is out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and from the Evangelical Good Samaritan Society (GSS). They are ‘joining up’ the telecare service provided by WellAWARE, the fall detection/medical alerts from Philips Lifeline and the telehealth monitoring from Honeywell HomMed to make a study of 1,600 of their assisted living residents in 40 assisted living communities in five Midwest states. The first phase of the study started in January and is being performed by University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.
What makes this our Friday ‘pointer to the future’? …
If you’re even thinking about attending the second edition of Mobile Health Expo, 21-23 June here in Ed. Donna’s New York City…and you want to take advantage of a NYC-sized discount of $800, you’d better hurry because this Friday (today) is the last… Read moreMobile Health Expo–early birds need to hurry!
Two items from STV Scotland, one day apart, draw quite a contrast between the care of someone in a ‘care home’ where standards were poor and the alarm (whatever it was) was switched off at a crucial time and someone… Read moreCare at home with telecare v care home care without (Scotland)
John Kelly, in an entertaining and somewhat depressing item in the Washington Post points out that to some businesses older people are out of view. Sorry, older folks, but by some business strategies, you’re obsolete.
An excellent website has just been launched by NHS North Yorkshire and York (whose precipitous purchase of a large amount of equipment came in for a bit of stick from Telecare Aware back in October) but, fair’s fair, the site… Read moreNHS North Yorkshire and York telehealth website launched