Cambridge Consultants have announced breakthrough software on a single chip that allows medical devices such as blood pressure monitors to transmit data wirelessly. It uses low-cost wireless technology – with a potential cost of less than US $10 at the… Read moreBreakthrough in wireless monitoring chip costs
A new Seattle-based company called Healthphone has been formed to market the system in the US and elsewhere. Healthphone general manager Pam Fowler explained: “You get all the documentation, care plans, treatments, and images in one place. Other wounds are… Read moreTelehealth for wound care via the Healthphone (US)
TeleMedCare has launched an advanced alerting system which lets the person talk to the designated monitoring centre or any of ten personal preset telephone numbers, such as a friend or relative, from the actual pendant. Details here or visit website.
Last Autumn, Paul Gee, Chief Executive of the UK’s Telecare Services Association, got on the Soapbox and asked the question Tesco Telecare – How far away? Well, it looks to me that the consumer-demand led future for telecare has already… Read moreB&Q dips toe into telecare waters
Because Aerotel launched it at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2008, the device drew the attention of a lot of bloggers. See the official press release, then read this blog item (with illustration) and read the comments to see how the,… Read moreAerotel launches Skeeper 'Wireless Personal Safety and Tracking Solution'
Sounds like a good product, but can someone please tell me the significance of ‘UL listing’? It’s mentioned so often it must be important, but it’s unexplained in the press release. Follow-up note Can it be Underwriters Laboratories, the “U.S…. Read moreLinear introduces market’s first UL-listed, battery-operated RF-based carbon monoxide detector
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Singapore’s A*STAR Agency for Science, Technology and Research are working together to provide remote healthcare services that allow patients to be treated independently of time and location and of the equipment provided by… Read moreInitiative Globalises Wearable Health Monitoring Applications
“The Red Alert AR1000GM system, devised by Alexander Bushell and his colleagues is, as far as we know, the only one that can detect epilepsy” according to this brief item in engineering design site Eureka. Well, there was the Israeli… Read moreWrist-worn epilepsy detector
Steve Spurrier, from the North Worcestershire Care and Repair Agency, teamed up with Accessible Homes to develop the flat-pack pod, a new way of providing care for disabled people who require an extension to their home. The pod, which can… Read moreTelecare showflat gets innovative extension
Fortunately, I suspect that the Granagotchi, apart from having an instantly dislikable name, is still very much just a concept while the design company Smallfry fishes around for investor interest. Smallfry’s Director Steve May-Russell is reported by Engineering Talk as… Read moreGranagotchi?