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Category Archives: Ireland
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
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
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 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
Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … Continue reading
This report entitled “E-government and older people in Ireland, North and South” finds that while the numbers of older people with access to and using the internet are increasing, the numbers remain low in comparison to other age groups. The … Continue reading
One Irish startup has won a pilot with the largest hospital in the country to replace doctors’ pagers in hospitals. Read more: The Independent
Silicon Republic interviews John O’Brien, CEO of S3, about the company’s background and strategy. Read more
Time is running out if your company is interested in participating in Northern Ireland’s Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC). The funding for CHIC is now in place and companies who would like to take part are invited to apply to become … Continue reading
An article in Monday’s Independent featured an article about the benefits of ‘assistive technology’, in an interview with Judy Williams whose dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia in 2006. Read more: The Independent
The European Commission has revealed that three out of every four people living in the EU can’t access 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile connections, which would enable significantly faster data rates for both uploading and downloading for computers, tablets and smartphones. EE, the … 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.
Following Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing of the NSA’s Prisim program, the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) examines the implications of snoopers scooping up the data of Irish businesses, and looks at what can be done to limit the risks. Undoubtedly … Continue reading
Fujitsu Launches Research Project to Provide Health Monitoring Technologies and Assisted Independent Living
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Fujitsu Ireland Ltd. today announced the launch of the KIDUKU Project, a research initiative that aims to provide “monitoring services and assisted independent living for senior citizens and patients who live in smart houses”. The project … Continue reading
Irish health-tech start-up, SilverCloud Health has just secured €1.5m of new equity funding. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Ken Cahill, spoke to Silicon Republic about their plans to disrupt the online health and wellness space with a new e-therapy platform, especially in … Continue reading