Category Archives: Long-term conditions

Intelesens ‘zensor’ gets CE approval

Intelesens announced today that its wearable, wi-fi monitor, zensor, which is designed specifically for monitoring patients outside of hospital was awarded CE Class 2a approval to be sold and deployed as a medical device in Europe. The zensor system facilitates monitoring of ECG, … Continue reading

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NI Connected Health and Prosperity Event – Brussels

Some links can be found below with regard to last week’s ‘Northern Ireland Connected Health and Prosperity Event’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the two day event, Health Minister Edwin Poots and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced the … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Comes to Ireland 2013

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

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Ireland’s alarm budget for elderly halved

Ireland’s Seniors Alert Scheme, which provides grants for over 65’s to buy personal monitored alarms, has been cut by 53%. Last year €2.4m was allocated to the scheme run by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. But under … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Technology Showcase

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

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Connecting citizens, changing lives

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

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26pc of smartphone users to give their parents their old devices

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

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Promoting independence through housing/health partnerships

Agenda NI features a piece on the telecare and telehealth services offered by Fold Housing Association, Northern Ireland’s largest social enterprise, providing housing, care and support to 30,000 homes throughout Ireland. Read more

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Cardiology, Commerce and Collaboration Conference

  Location: Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre Date/time: Friday 08 February 2013, 09:00 – 16:30   As one of the world’s fastest growing leading edge industries, Life Sciences is one of the priority sectors that will drive the future growth … Continue reading

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NI Connected Health Eco Day

  Some news releases concerning the recent NI Connected Health Ecosystem Day:   • Health Minister welcomes Chilean Health Ministry to Northern Ireland – issued by the University of Ulster • Northern Ireland Addressing Healthcare Challenge – issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and … Continue reading

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Innovation in Health is a necessity not a luxury, says Poots

Embracing and encouraging research, innovation and new technology is central to reforming our Health and Social Care (HSC) service and bolstering our economy, Minister Edwin Poots said today. Briefing the Assembly on promoting innovation, the Health Minister said: “There are … Continue reading

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A helping hand for med tech

Silicon Republic features a piece on the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, who are working with clinicians and companies to develop medical devices and technology platforms. One of the technologies called the ‘haptic hand’ is a sensorised glove that’s designed to … Continue reading

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Connected Health: Are we at the Tipping Point, or Another False Dawn?

University of Ulster press release following Professor Norman Black’s talk ‘Connected Health: Are we at the Tipping Point, or Another False Dawn?’ the latest lecture in the NISP CONNECT, Frontiers in Science & Technology series which took place last Thursday November 29, … Continue reading

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KTN – Overview of assisted living sector in Northern Ireland

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

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Poots Hails Northern Ireland’s ‘Connected Care’

Edwin Poots has spoken of the need to “maximise the use of technology” in providing health care to citizens. The Minister was invited to address the Health Informatics Society of Ireland annual conference on the progress Northern Ireland has made in … Continue reading

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