One last 2012 take on this eternally buzzy subject. Despite the illogical Fast Company Co.Exist headline (What’s the future of doctors when sensors in your electronics diagnose disease? Even Vinod Khosla would say the sensors do not and the algorithms… Read moreThe future of doctors in a world of automated diagnostics
Where did it go? Some short cuts and loose ends tied up from a very fast year… LifeNexus scores $2.2 million for credit card-type PHR from 16 investors. The proprietary software/card reader/provider terminal system can handle up to six persons… Read moreThe last weekend update for 2012
Following on from our 1 November article Is Australian telehealth alive, dead or just comatose?, it is now officially ‘beleaguered’. As of 1 January, more than eight million people formerly considered distant enough to qualify for telehealth and telemedicine services… Read moreUnhappy 2013 for telehealth/telemedicine in Australia
A not-far-from-here-and-now take on the recent film Robot & Frank may be Roboy & Mule. The Roboy (left), an advanced humanoid robot, is being developed by engineers at the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab in only nine months (yes,… Read moreRoboy & ….Mule?
Ann Collins is the Assistive Technology Project Manager for Brandon Trust (website) which provides homes for people with learning disabilities. She has a particular situation to deal with and would appreciate suggestions from readers. She says: “I am working on… Read moreReader's request: Telecare suggestions (UK)
The Gimlet Eye dusts off her Crystal Ball and sees yet another dozen 2013 predictions from HIT experts. Personal health records are ‘it’ for 2013, revived at last, driven by the consumer, collecting data from multitudinous sensors, sending information over… Read morePredictions for 2013, #1
The Gimlet Eye sees…affective health. Using physical data for monitoring mood has a lure to it that in stressful times says ‘consumer acceptance’ — and there’s always PTSD. Both Boston-based MIT spinoff startup Neumitra and MIT Media Lab spinoff Affectiva… Read morePredictions for 2013, #2
The Hogeway care home near Amsterdam provides an environment for dementia sufferers which is quite unlike what we see in memory care units. It is an eight ‘house’ community built around a large enclosed courtyard where residents are free to… Read moreA Dutch 'alternate reality village' for those with dementia
In Editor Donna’s ‘in box’: Much hype around Misfit Wearables, which incorporates in its bracelet and pocket clip (necklace to come) a metallic activity/aerobics tracker called the Shine, which is the size of a quarter, uploads on both iPhone 4/5… Read moreYour holiday weekend 'short cuts'
The Avera Health Network provides remote telemedicine critical care to a Midwest slice of the 10% of US doctors currently serving the 25% of Americans who live in rural areas. Avera’s services–eConsult, eICU Care, eEmergency, ePharm and eLongTermCare for nursing… Read moreThe only long-distance critical care center in the US–possibly the world