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eHealthNews.eu Portal | eHealth Networking Event of the Year

eHealthNews.eu Portal | eHealth Networking Event of the Year | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Next to interesting workshops, eHealth Week 2013 will be all about networking. Commissioners and other high level politicians ... IMS MAXIMS to Address the UK's Dementia Challenge at HC2013. Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 ...
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O2 Health launches Health at Home - International Supermarket News

O2 Health launches Health at Home - International Supermarket News | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
O2 Health launches Health at Home
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With the number of people in the UK who have a long-term condition anticipated to rise 23% over the next 25 years, healthcare services will come under increasing pressure.
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Guide Dog App for Smart Phone Gets Training Boost

New U.K. government funding will boost training for blind people to use a "guide dog" smart phone app, Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey announced. The award-winning "Georgie" app has a voice-assisted touch ...
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Social Care for Elderly People: the 'future proofing' of communities ...

In the last week the UK government has announced its plans for funding some social care costs for elderly people, following the Dilnot report, and will set a £75,000 lifetime limit on social care costs from 2017, excluding any board and lodging...
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M2M technology plays increasing role in assisted living systems - New Electronics

M2M technology plays increasing role in assisted living systems - New Electronics | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
M2M technology plays increasing role in assisted living systems
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To show how the system can be used in real cloud environments, the demo system is connected to the Telenor Objects' Sheperd ehealth cloud.
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EUROPEAN DIRECTORY of HEALTH APPS Survey

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We came across this great opportunity to have your say on the most useful health apps, and possibly discover some new ones!  

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New vision for district nursing published - dh.gov.uk

New vision for district nursing published - dh.gov.uk | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
New vision for district nursing published dh.gov.uk Support and care for independence: Leading and prioritising supportive care to help wellbeing and independence including advice on 'assistive technology' such as telehealth and telecare, working...
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District nursing to embrace ehealth and assistive technology

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High-tech home help - Saga Health News

High-tech home help - Saga Health News | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
High-tech home help
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A new touch-screen system arriving in the UK this year (courtesy of Saga!) promises to revolutionise old age. It helps to keep older people in their own homes for longer by enabling ....
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Free assistive technology - RNIB

Free screen magnification and screen reading software for Windows, Max OS X, Linux and Chrome operating systems.
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E-Health Insider :: Scotland builds online platform

E-Health Insider :: Scotland builds online platform | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Latest Healthcare IT News (RT @mcpherson_ian: Interesting development - Scotland builds online platform for people with mental health problems E Health Insider http://t.co/ICiwzKF2)...
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Mental health addressed using online technology in Scotland

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Health apps abound, but usage low: study - FRANCE 24

Health apps abound, but usage low: study - FRANCE 24 | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
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Health apps abound, but usage low: study
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AFP - US consumers are being offered a vast range of smartphone apps to track or manage health, but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey.
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Assistive Technology Conference

Assistive Technology Conference | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
A one day conference on how technology can support independence and safety for people with learning disabilities and their families. (RT @Hftonline: @Hftonline first ever #assistivetechnology Conference is taking place on 31st Jan in Liverpool.
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Interesting one day event in Liverpool focusing on assistive technology this week!

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HOME - Competition to reward the best eHealth solution developed by an EU SME 2013

HOME - Competition to reward the best eHealth solution developed by an EU SME 2013 | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
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Here is the link to the full competition page - it's really great to see such a large-scale engagement with e-Health!

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Wearable tech full of potential for health care applications

Wearable tech full of potential for health care applications | Health design and technology | Scoop.it

It’s exactly what it sounds like. ‘Wearable technology’ involves sensors that are worn in something like a bracelet, that gather information and send the data to a computer via bluetooth.

 

This technology is now being developed for use across a range of health-related applications. New research suggests that it could be used to help prevent seizures in people living with epilepsy.

 

“We build sensors that allow people to measure information from the surface of their skin and this information changes with your activity, with your stress, with your sleep.”

 

MIT professor Rosalind Picard says she and her team discovered by accident that the technology can recognize 100 percent of large epileptic seizures through changes in the skin.

 

“We were quite surprised one day when we looked at the data and the biggest peak I’ve ever seen in my whole life was present. I thought the sensor was broken. And it turned out it was a seizure in a small boy,” says Picard.

 

“Since then we have done careful, controlled studies and we have 100 percent of grand mal seizures showing enormous responses on the skin sensor.”


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MIT team working with wearable tech designed to detect and measure small changes on the surface of the skin. #Amazing

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Great advances-

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Help older people access the Internet - Science Business

Help older people access the Internet - Science Business | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Science Business Help older people access the Internet Science Business The European Union's Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Programme has a brief to help close the digital divide and increase market acceptance of products and services designed to...
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Technology could revolutionise lives of those in care - Herald Scotland

Technology could revolutionise lives of those in care - Herald Scotland | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Technology could revolutionise lives of those in care Herald Scotland Home News · Crime & Courts · Health · Education · Transport · Environment · World News · Jobs · Property · Cars · Local Businesses · Dating · Family Notices · Book an ad ·...
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UK life reimagined | Age UK Blog

UK life reimagined | Age UK Blog | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Against this context there is a perception that older people have fared better than most other groups but media commentary suggesting that today's older people belong to “the lucky generation” obscure the enormous variations that exist.
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Fact or fiction? The Co-production of health and the digital user - European Public Health Alliance

Fact or fiction? The Co-production of health and the digital user - European Public Health Alliance | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
In December, the 2012 EHTEL symposium explored, amongst other things, user perspectives in the domain of digital health. It was an opportunity to (...)
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eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020: More equality, less fragmentation? - European Public Health Alliance

eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020: More equality, less fragmentation? - European Public Health Alliance | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
On 7 December, the European Commission released its vision for the future deployment of innovative eHealth solutions in the form of the 2012-2020 (...)
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Benefits of technology shown in mobile health worker project | Department of Health

Benefits of technology shown in mobile health worker project | Department of Health | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
The benefits of mobile technology for health staff and patients are outlined today in the final report of the mobile health worker project, a study on introducing mobile devices at 11 NHS pilot sites.
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The benefits of healthcare technology - not just for patients and end-uders, but for professionals too.

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Tech Through 90-Year-Old Eyes: Are We Really Better Off? [Feature]

Tech Through 90-Year-Old Eyes: Are We Really Better Off? [Feature] | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
“Computers should be an ideal tool for older people, but they’re afraid, and it’s a hard barrier to overcome. Computers can open the world to disabled people. Are you lonely? Play a game, get angry with your computer for winning!
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Some really interesting insights from older people about using computers, the barriers they face and what enables them to embrace technology.

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The Alzheimer's Show –Tickets Now On Sale | The Alzheimer's Show

The Alzheimer's Show –Tickets Now On Sale | The Alzheimer's Show | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer's Show is the UK's first event dedicated to the community of over 2 million people who live and work with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias on a daily basis. ...
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This event looks like an excellent way to bring together formal and informal carers of people living with dementia!

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Computer Magazine's Outlook Issue Features Articles on Mobile Health, Digital ... - International Business Times (press release)

Computer Magazine's Outlook Issue Features Articles on Mobile Health, Digital ... - International Business Times (press release) | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Computer Magazine's Outlook Issue Features Articles on Mobile Health, Digital ...
International Business Times (press release)
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Jan.
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Research on the provision of Assistive Technology in Ireland | CARDI : Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland

Research on the provision of Assistive Technology in Ireland | CARDI : Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
RT @CARDItweets: Research on the provision of Assistive Technology in Ireland http://t.co/v0UGF5zv
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App and at ’em: Your smartphone can help you get fit

App and at ’em: Your smartphone can help you get fit | Health design and technology | Scoop.it
Fitness apps are allowing smartphone users to exercise more than their fingertips. “Everyone has a cell phone glued to their side anymore. This
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According to a recent report, 19 percent of smartphone users had at least one health app.

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