The changing face of mobile phone technology has implications for telecare. This article sets the context. To quote two examples from it: Orange and the French unit of Securitas, the big Swedish security company, have developed a home-alarm system that uses Orange’s GSM/GPRS network to send black and white pictures to security personnel as soon as a security breach is detected. Orange is also working with another company on wearable, GPRS-based systems for patients at risk of heart attack that can detect abnormal heart rhythms and send data to a hospital, where a doctor would call a patient in if cardiac arrest seemed imminent. Read more.