Over the past year the London Borough of Hillingdon’s TeleCareLine service has been offering free telecare packages to residents over the age of 85 [85 and over, surely? Or do they really have to be 86?]. The scheme has successfully… Read moreHillingdon offers free pendant alarms to older people (UK)
On the day when the 3ML Working Group meets the companies that have responded to its meeting invitation [TA 7 Feb], service provider Appello, the National Association of Patient Participation and the British Lung Foundation have issued a joint white… Read more3millionlives: Which three million lives? (UK)
Just noting the spread of interest in mHealth: VivaCell-MTS launches Mobile-Health pilot project.
Swedish phone manufacturer Doro, which has a strong presence in the simpler-phones-for-older-people market, has announced its entry into the smartphone arena. In a press release that inspires some confidence by being refreshingly free of techno-babble, Doro says that its ‘Experience’… Read moreDoro gets smart
It’s a while since we’ve featured a press release that churns out the techno-babble without actually conveying anything. This one, from HealthyCircles is a good example of what to avoid. Is a pity that Google Translate does not turn things… Read moreHealthyCircles/Boston Life Labs doing something telehealth (US)
A New York Times writer takes a “Popular Mechanics” look at the iPhone as a platform for medical devices, and comes away with a split decision. For every Withings BP cuff that graphs and allows users to share via their… Read moreiPhone as medical platform: a consumer view
Newcomer The CarePhone is pushing ahead with its plans to shake up the UK pendant alarm market by introducing soon four new, pretty pendant cover designs for its landline unit.
Shown here is the floral pattern. The pendant is on the right and the base station into which it slots for charging is on the left. To see the other designs, click on the ‘Read more’ link below the ‘Share’ buttons.
At a conference on Transforming Your Care, the Review of Health and Social Care, Mr Poots, Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety, highlighted the Telemonitoring NI Service that was launched last year [after… Read moreTransforming Your Care: Minister's speech (Northern Ireland)
Bespoken is a social media site for older people, disabled people, carers, occupational therapists, academics and anyone else interested in making the most of independent living. It lets people share their thoughts and insights and learn from the expertise of… Read moreBespoken
Leaving behind the posh hotel ballrooms of the latest m/eHealth conference (as described in Dialing back the hype and Mind the gap), organizations like CAST (Center for Aging Services Technology) have been laboring, in absence of hype, to create an… Read moreReal-world 'ecosystem' supporting telecare and telehealth (US)