Tag Archives: Technology

Event: Sensors in Medicine 2014

According to the pre-event information for Sensors in Medicine 2014 “sensor applications in medical diagnosis are growing at an astonishing rate.  Twenty five years ago, these applications were limited to laboratory measurement of blood gases and electrolytes.  Today biosensors are … Continue reading

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Inexpensive reusable portable sensors for diabetes, UTI

Responsive holograms that change colour in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes, cardiac function, infections, electrolyte or hormone imbalance easily and inexpensively, … Continue reading

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3ML Industry Leadership Group – a structural change rather than an axe

As reported on our main TTA site (3millionlives “axed”; long live 3millionlives) HSJ reported that the main 3ML group set up by the Government is being fundamentally restructured to reduce industry technology players and add a range of other stakeholders. … Continue reading

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Event: Smart Healthcare: technology revolutions in delivering healthcare

This event looks at telehealth, exploring its continuing evolution into mobile health and discussing  practical examples of implementation. The speakers will look at the technology needed both in providing communications and in technology requirements for patients’ homes. There are also … Continue reading

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O2 (re-)launches Help at Hand

We reported in March last year the O2 Help at Hand service with a GPS pendant with mobile connectivity. A whole year later, The Register reports that O2 has launched Help at Hand, the first of O2’s telecare services in … Continue reading

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Can we learn from this Kenyan example?

When the Kenyan government wanted to track infectious diseases in order to better control them and report to WHO, using mobile phone technology seems an obvious answer considering their ubiquitous use. Then they did what most governments  do – spoke … Continue reading

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Low power ECG, heart rate and motion detection on mobile phone

Electronics company IMEC and the Dutch government supported Holst Centre have demonstrated a new low power health monitoring chip with the latest Bluetooth capability which it is claimed can last a month on a 200 mAh battery. The chip is capable of … Continue reading

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