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Category Archives: Consumer Health
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 … 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
The Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) has confirmed it is to expand its facilities by almost a third. With a number of its current tenants already involved in telecare / telehealth / eHealth, it will be one to watch for further start-ups … Continue reading
Information on the upcoming Ambient Assisted Living and Connected Health Symposium can now be found on the CASALA website. Presentations from last years event are also available. The symposium is for “academic, business and clinical leaders across the island of Ireland with … Continue reading
The Technology Transfer Office for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, HSC Innovations, reports on the European Commission’s 2012 Work Programme under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). They highlight the opportunities under the Health … Continue reading
Presentations from the Business of Ageing Conference 2011 held in Dublin on March 9 2011 are now available on the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland’s (CARDI’s) website.
Silicon Republic reports on US medical device manufacturer ResMed’s acquisition of UCD spin-out BiancaMed.