iPhones could keep elderly and disabled out of hospital (Nottingham, UK)

Nottingham City ‘health bosses’ are bidding for £250,000 to find ways of using technology for sufferers of such conditions as asthma and dementia. They want to help them spot the early signs of health problems without having to be taken away from their homes. Possibilities include using applications on the latest mobile phones to monitor heart rates and blood sugar. And officials hope to look at set-top boxes, web-cams and text messaging. Telehealth Project Manager Sally Parker said: “There are different responses and solutions for different groups of people. There is not a one-size-fits-all technology.” Read more about this refreshingly flexible approach: iPhones could keep elderly and disabled out of hospital. Nottingham Evening Post item.