Category Archives: University Research

Kinesis Health Technologies invents wearable falls prevention device

UCD spin-out Kinesis Health Technologies has invented a wearable mobility and falls risk assessment device, that it claims can reduce falls by up to 40 percent. Kinesis’ first product QTUG uses body-worn tri-axial gyroscopes and accelerometers, and streams data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a touchscreen tablet device. It is inte

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Rubber Bands – The next big thing in wearable sensors?

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.

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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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Study: Knowledge and perceptions of connected health in Northern Ireland

A recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice set out to examine the public’s knowledge and perceptions of ‘Connected Health’ in Northern Ireland. A questionnaire was administered by face-to-face interview to 1003 people in shopping centres across Northern … 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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TMED Health Challenge 2013 Winners Announced

Five companies developing healthcare and lifestyle projects pitched against each other in the final of the TMED Health Challenge 2013, which took place as part of this year’s CultureTECH festival. The TMED Health Challenge 2013 developed in partnership with C-TRIC, … Continue reading

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Queen’s Team Takes Top Honours at 25k Awards 2013

A Queen’s University Belfast team which is developing a range of novel medical diagnostic tests is the overall winner of the 25k Awards 2013, sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The awards are made under the NISP CONNECT entrepreneurship programme, which … 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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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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NI Task And Finish Group Recommendations

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

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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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TMED Health Hack to explore digital solutions

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

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Sleep monitoring system: Paving the way for better sleep in Alzheimer’s?

A new sleep pattern monitoring system has been developed by UK researchers to help spot sleep disturbance in people diagnosed with early dementia. The system, known as PAViS, could be used remotely by healthcare workers to view sleep profiles and analyse sleep … 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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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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