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Category Archives: Pointer to the future
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.
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
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
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
The NI Task and Finish Group was established under the remit of the Connected Health and Prosperity Board, to aid the exploitation of opportunities from Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. The group’s final report is now available from the European Connected Health … Continue reading
Health and Social Care is a significant driver for innovation and growth in Northern Ireland, a major new report has found. ‘The Economy and Jobs Initiative Task and Finish Group’ report was launched on Wednesday evening by Health Minister Edwin Poots … Continue reading
Picture a scenario where, by collecting the right data and using today’s sophisticated analytics, our health system could predict when a patient with chronic conditions might get very ill and require hospitalisation, and intervene before that happens, thus saving the … Continue reading
Not-for-profit tech industry group it@cork is hosting a technology summit in Cork this Wednesday to home in on future trends in areas such as cloud computing, robotics, big data and digital media. Dubbed the European Technology Summit, the event will feature … Continue reading
As part of e-health week, a special screening and panel discussion of a new film which explores the nature of technology and what it means to be human will be screened on 14 May. Welcome to the Machine weaves interviews and profiles … Continue reading
The 5th Annual Translational Medicine Conference (TMED5) will take place on 2-3rd May this year. TMED5 will explore the challenges of delivering healthcare to an ageing population and showcase novel approaches in both disease prevention and management. The Conference will be preceded on … Continue reading
Are you a mobile software professional, healthcare professional or entrepreneur interested in the new developments in mobile healthcare? If so then New Developments in mHealth is for you. New Developments in mHealth is the first in a new season of free regular networking events organised … Continue reading
Companies and government bodies amass vast amounts of information – Big Data – every day. For the Northern Ireland public sector Big Data has the potential to achieve £900m in annual savings. In the private sector it is predicted to impact the UK economy by … Continue reading
A private healthcare provider has launched a new service which it hopes will help relieve the pressure on overstretched GP surgeries across Northern Ireland. In a first for the province, it is now possible to access medical advice from a … 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