Some recent start-up news in Irish health-tech …


Esri Ireland wins digital health contest with its GIS expertise

Esri Ireland, a software and services organization based in Dublin that specializes in geographic information systems (GIS) participated in a new digital health project that was launched by the Digital Hub and St James’s Hospital in Dublin earlier this year. Esri Ireland’s proposal of the best way to map healthcare assets has allowed them to be the winner of the contest. Read more: Health Tech Zone


Silicon Republic’s tech start-up of the week: Portable Medical Technology

Portable Medical Technology combines the essential tools specialists need into easy-to-use smartphone and tablet applications that are Food and Drug Administration and CE-approved and provide the latest updated tools to support critical medical decision-making. The company’s first product ONCOassist  is a smartphone and tablet application developed specifically for oncology healthcare professionals. The app contains all the prognostic tools and useful calculators that oncologists need at point-of-care, freeing them from the need to conduct time-consuming online searches and giving on-the-spot access to these important decision support tools. Read more: Silicon Republic


New wireless prototype to monitor comfort of patients in wheelchairs

The WiSAR Lab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is tackling a new wireless project to monitor patients in wheelchairs who may be susceptible to pressure sores. The system is equipped with a real-time reporting tool and will alert carers when patients need to have their body position moved, and therefore help to prevent the formation of the sores. The project is the result of a collaboration between Sligo-based company LC Seating Ltd and LYIT.  Read more: Silicon Republic

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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