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Author Archives: Toni Bunting
The 19th HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium will be held over two days, on 19-20 November 2014 in Dublin Castle Conference Centre. The agenda will focus on “how technology is changing healthcare, and applying its uses for the enhancement of service delivery and patient car
The next Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem (NICH-ECO) quarterly gathering is on October 2, 2014. A range of activities are planned to promote interaction and networking. The Agenda can be viewed here.
UCD spin-out Kinesis Health Technologies has invented a wearable mobility and falls risk assessment device, that it claims can reduce falls by up to 40 percent. Kinesis’ first product QTUG uses body-worn tri-axial gyroscopes and accelerometers, and streams data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a touchscreen tablet device. It is inte
Hosted by the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care, an eHealth Conference, eHealth and Care in Northern Ireland: Celebrating success, planning for the future will be held over 8th/9th October 2014. Among other eHealth topics, attendees can find out
Kildare company HealthComms has signed a contract for its MyHomeReach software, with an organisation in Melbourne, which brings the number of users of its MyHomeReach software in Australia to 500. The company aims to increase this to 50,000 over the next two years. The HealthCo
The upcoming 6th Annual Translational Medicine Conference (TMED6) will focus on ‘Personalising Health and Care’ by exploring ‘the challenges and opportunities created through the development of new technologies and approach
All acute hospitals in Cork and Kerry have introduced an electronic system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments as part of a Health Service Executive national pilot project. Read more: The Irish Times
Sponsored by Intel Services, Mobile Mondays Belfast is having a free event on the “fast-expanding pool of wearable devices that will one day topple the smartphone off its pedestal”
An app to help people with Parkinson’s Disease has been developed. By using an auditory cue it can overcome one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s
The team at AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science centre, and the School of Physics TCD, working with researchers from the University of Surrey, have discovered a method of creating wearable sensors from shop-bought rubber bands.
2014 marks the 8th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference, Ireland’s leading forum for work in all areas of Human Computer Interaction. The conference theme is “Shaping our Digital Lives” which reflects how technology influences our home, work, play, and … Continue reading
The Irish Government has just announced that a National Health Innovation Hub will be established in 2014, following the success of a Demonstrator project in Cork and an independent evaluation of its role. The Hub aims to support Irish businesses in the … Continue reading
An Honest Broker Service (HBS) for Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland is to be set up. The aim is to enable non-identifiable health data to be shared to maximise health service benefits which can be gained from … Continue reading
The Ekso Wearable Walking Exoskeleton (EWWE) is a wearable, battery-operated bionic exoskeleton that enables patients with lower extremity weakness or paralysis to stand and walk on level surfaces. It has been recently viewed in NI by Health Minister, Edwin Poots. Northern … Continue reading
The first commercial telescopic eye implant outside the USA trials sector, has been implanted in an 80 year old Sligo man’s eye. The tiny telescopic implant uses sophisticated micro-optical technology to magnify central vision images. This provides improved ‘straight ahead’ vision. Read more: … Continue reading