Category Archives: Sensors

Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014

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

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NUI Galway trials falls detection system

NUI Galway is actively recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test a wearable sensor and home wireless network to detect falls. The project is part of a €2.25 million EU Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) funded project called FATE … Continue reading

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Belfast-based start-up Sensum gets £600k for device that can read minds

A company which employs skin sensor technology to monitor the impact of marketing and advertising has just received investment topping £600,000. Neuromarketing pioneer Sensum has secured early-stage funding to help advertisers gauge the effectiveness of their campaigns through new-age technological … Continue reading

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NI’s Competence Centre launched in Connected Health

In February 2012 we reported on the formation of a ‘Connected Health Innovation Centre’ (CHIC) for Northern Ireland.  This week the centre was officially launched by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. CHIC is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from … 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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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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Report launched on boosting the economy through health innovation

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

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Sensormind and Vodafone shortlisted for Best Mobile Health Product or Service at Global Mobile Awards

Irish connected health start-up Sensormind has been shortlisted in partnership with Vodafone for the Best Mobile Health Product or Service award at the 18th Global Mobile Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read more: Silicon Republic

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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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Appeal for unwanted disability, mobility, living aids

Northern Visions and Open Arts are planning a new project Sensorama exploring the role of science and technology in the lives of people with disabilities. Part of the project involves an installation, which will be exhibited at the Ulster Museum … 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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Research has found that video games can improve older people’s balance

Following on from the event mentioned in our recent post The role of technology in falls prevention for older people, The Newsletter has a write up on the study which involved 40 elderly people in Belfast and Dublin, using a Wii balance board … Continue reading

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