Telenor completes project testing medical alert system (Norway)

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In a conflation of telecare technology and medically-oriented service and publicity, Telenor Norway reports completing a five-month [!] pilot project “whereby elderly people’s health signs could be monitored remotely by doctors…Healthcare providers received a text message alert on their mobile phones once an alarm was triggered” But there’s no sign of any actual health monitoring equipment listed, which is “an electronic pill dispenser, a moisture sensor for the bed linens, an epilepsy alarm, a fall detector, a door sensor and a GPS location detector”. Telenor completes project testing medical alert system item from Telecompaper. Looking for further information throws up this item: Largest Research and Development Community in Telemedicine which stresses Norway’s long term pedigree in telemedicine research.