Author Archives: Toni Bunting

Toni Bunting

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.

Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2014

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Health, eHealth, Events, Health & Wellness, Ireland, Policy, Start ups, telecare, telehealth, Telemedicine | Leave a comment

ICH-ECO quarterly gathering

The next Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem (NICH-ECO) event is on October 2, 2014. The agenda can be viewed here. Key subject areas to be discussed include: Primary care technology and patient accessible services, Paperless health and social care, Data analytics and the HSC, … Continue reading

Posted in Big data, Connected Health, eHealth, Events, Ireland, Long-term conditions, mHealth, Northern Ireland, Policy, telecare, telehealth, Telemedicine | Leave a comment

Kinesis Health Technologies invents wearable falls prevention device

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 … Continue reading

Posted in eHealth, Sensors, University Research | Leave a comment

NI eHealth Conference

Hosted by the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care, an upcoming 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Health, eHealth, Events, Ireland, Long-term conditions, mHealth, Northern Ireland, Policy, telehealth, Telemedicine | Leave a comment

Kildare company HealthComms making inroads in Australian Healthcare Market

Kildare company HealthComms has signed a contract for its MyHomeReach software, with an organisation in Melbourne. This brings the number of users of this product in Australia to 500. The company aims to increase this to 50,000 over the next two years. The HealthComms … Continue reading

Posted in eHealth, Health & Wellness, Ireland, Long-term conditions, mHealth, Start ups | Leave a comment

TMED6 Personalising Health and Care Conference

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 approaches that have enabled a more personalised approach to medicine and healthcare’. … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Health, eHealth, Events, Ireland, mHealth, Northern Ireland | Leave a comment

New Irish electronic referral system for GPs

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

Posted in Connected Health, Ireland | Leave a comment

MoMo Belfast – Wearables Event

Sponsored by Intel Services Mobile Mondays Belfast is hosting an event on the “fast-expanding pool of wearable devices that will one day topple the smartphone off its pedestal”. Speakers will include Jonathan Bloomfield, Managing Director at Support2Perform, Aidan Farnan, Lead Product Manager, Intelligent Environments, Prof. Jane McCall, Visiting Professor, Smart Clothes … Continue reading

Posted in Big data, Connected Health, eHealth, Events, mHealth, Northern Ireland, Start ups | Leave a comment

Irish physiotherapist develops Parkinson’s app

An app to help people with Parkinson’s Disease has been developed by physiotherapist Ciara Clancy. By using an auditory cue it can overcome one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s; that of being stuck on the spot and unable to walk. Patients can click on the … Continue reading

Posted in eHealth, Health & Wellness, Ireland, Long-term conditions, mHealth, Start ups | Leave a comment

Rubber Bands – The next big thing in wearable sensors?

When you’re ten years old, pinging rubber bands across the classroom is fun. Getting caught doing so by your teacher is not. However you have to admit it’s kind of a novel use for those flexible little bands. Now Irish … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland, Pointer to the future, Sensors, University Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014

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

Posted in Connected Health, eHealth, Events, Health & Wellness, Ireland, Sensors, University Research | Leave a comment

Irish Government Commits to National Health Innovation Hub in 2014

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

Posted in Connected Health, Health & Wellness, Ireland, Pointer to the future, Policy | Leave a comment

‘Honest Broker’ Health Data Service for NI

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

Posted in Big data, Connected Health, eHealth, Long-term conditions, Northern Ireland, Policy | Leave a comment

NI Health Minister views Ekso GT Exoskeleton Suit

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

Posted in Northern Ireland, Pointer to the future, Robotics | Leave a comment

Sligo Man Gets ‘Bionic Eye’

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

Posted in Ireland, Pointer to the future, Robotics | Leave a comment