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Category Archives: Consumer Health
In February 2012 we reported on the formation of a ‘Connected Health Innovation Centre’ (CHIC) for Northern Ireland. This week the centre was officially launched by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. CHIC is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from … Continue reading
Ofcom’s Communications 2013 Market Report, published today, has shown a startling explosion in the use of tablet computers and smartphones in Northern Ireland. The research declared NI the tablet computer capital of the UK, with almost one in three households now owning one. That … Continue reading
The Health Hack in Dublin, hosted by HISI & The Irish Computer Society has been consolidated into a documentary style video. You can watch it on HISI’s website here.
Business and Leadership have a feature on Dublin Health Hack, the coding challenge to seeks out innovative and inspiring health solutions. Taking place on 22 and 23 of June, Health Hack Dublin is aimed at producing high-quality software that has … Continue reading
One we missed before from Dublin based health technology start-up GetHealth, one of the Lucky 13 in the StartUp Health/GE program… GetHealth, have released a new whitepaper which examines the potential of using mobile and online technologies as part of a workplace wellness … Continue reading
Eight ventures that are pioneering technologies in the digital health space are starting a three-month accelerator programme in Dublin. Eoghan Jennings, founder of Startupbootcamp Dublin, talks to Silicon Republic about how HealthXL will aim to help these start-ups bring their … Continue reading
The 5th annual ‘Global Technology Leaders Summit’ will take place on January 22nd at Cork City Hall, with the ‘hottest Irish start-ups showcasing their companies and technologies’. Technology CEOs and investors from Asia, Russia and the US will be in … Continue reading
Invest NI is holding a cross sector technology event to provide innovative and practical technology solutions to help local companies address business challenges. The idea behind the event is to provide ‘a platform for technology to enable Northern businesses to … Continue reading
The combination of innovative public services and BT’s open access fibre network has put Northern Ireland in the European fast lane. What to do next is the big challenge, according to the Chief Executive of BT Ireland, Colm O’Neill. Many years … Continue reading
Silicon Republic reports on recent research research from mobile operator Three, that a quarter (26pc) of people in Britain are likely to hand over older technology and smartphones to their parents as a result of having received new devices for Christmas. … Continue reading
This case study provides an overview of the assisted living sector in Northern Ireland and is part of a wider UK Capability Map commissioned under the KT4i Project. The case study looks at the Demographics, Health Profile, Provision of Care … Continue reading
This recent piece from The Independent looks at ‘electronic skin patches that monitor a patient’s health while at home’. The tiny patches, reportedly ‘about as a thick as a human hair’ contain tattoo-like sensors that wirelessly diagnose health problems. Read more
A ‘Competence Centre in Connected Health’ (CHIC) has been formed in NI to ‘target market focused research in areas such as e-Health, digital health, telehealth, telemonitoring and home based care’. The centre will ‘manage collaborative research projects that are industry-led’, … Continue reading
Google and Age Action have joined forces to create ‘Get Your Folks Online,’ a website which gives people the resources to them help teach older family members how to use the internet. Silicon Republic
BBC News Northern Ireland recently included a piece on how Queen’s University Scientists are designing and testing computer games using the Nintendo Wii to improve the physical and mental well-being of older people. The short video is worth watching, if only to … Continue reading