Category Archives: Ireland

Connected Health Innovation Centre: Call for New Members

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

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Technology can help both carers and patients

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

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No 4G for Ireland …yet!

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

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Watch Health Hack Dublin

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.

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NSA Leaks Raise Questions For Irish Data Security

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

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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

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SilverCloud Health raises €1.5m to target global e-therapy market

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

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Device to help children with Cystic Fibrosis wins Health Hack

The overall winning solution at the Health Hack Dublin event over the weekend was a device linked to a CFit iOS game aimed at helping children with Cystic Fibrosis to do vital exercise. The winning team ‘Kipster’ created a solution that … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Wanted to Develop ECG Monitoring System

– Call for expressions of Interest – The opportunity: The vision for this Connected Health initiative is to develop an ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring system that enables ECG images and data to be wirelessly transmitted from ambulance/patient locations to the Emergency and … Continue reading

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Coding challenge Health Hack Dublin taking place in June

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

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Cork tech event to focus on robotics, cloud and big data

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

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Welcome to the Machine

    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

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HealthHack Dublin in association with eHealthWeek

Health Hack Dublin weekend brings together doctors, nurses, developers, designers, and other “geeks who love Healthcare” to create solutions to problems in the health space. Health hack events are ongoing and enjoy the support of prominent health care and technology … Continue reading

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Some recent start-up news in Irish health-tech …

  Esri Ireland wins digital health contest with its GIS expertise Esri Ireland, a software and services organization based in Dublin that specializes in geographic information systems (GIS) participated in a new digital health project that was launched by the Digital Hub … Continue reading

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Gamifying meditative breathing with the Zen biosensor

Zinc Software, a Dublin-based company that is developing next-generation heart sensors, has secured €650,000 in an investment round to bring its first product to market. The company is pioneering a wireless biosensor, termed ‘Zen’, that clips onto an ear lobe. Once … Continue reading

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