Archive for the ‘Ambient assisted living and homecare products’ Category

First Robot Approved as Medical Device to Start Clinical Trials in Germany

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A wearable robot developed by Tokyo-based Cyberdyne Inc. has been approved by certification body TUV Rhineland as a medical device, clearing the way for clinical trials to begin in Europe. The medical device—yes, we can call it that now—can help people with leg impairments to get up and walk. Cyberdyne ...

Patient, Heal Thyself. Oh Yeah, We Have the Technology

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_30193" align="alignleft" width="315"] The Smart Salon panel debates patient architecture. Eric Freitag from Smart Design is seated second from right.[/caption] Can We Design a Better Patient? was the catchy title of a Smart Salon event held at the Royal College of Art in London on 29 January 2013. Headed by ...

Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2012 to Take Place in Eindhoven

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2012 will take place 24 to 27 September 2012 in the Evoluon in Eindhoven, Netherlands, presenting attendees the opportunity to provide and receive essential information, inspiration, imagination, interaction and innovation in the AAL arena. The AAL Forum is the annual platform for the increasing ...

Smart T-Shirt Has Got Patients’ Backs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

E-textile technology has spawned a t-shirt that noninvasively monitors a patient's vital signs and accurately tracks his or her location inside a hospital or other building. It can even tell if the patient is seated, reclining or moving about. Designed for use in hospitals, the device also has potential for ...

Avery Dennison Medical and Proteus Biomedical Launch Partnership

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, which specialises in pressure-sensitive technologies, has teamed up with mobile device developer Proteus Biomedical to market patch-based wearable sensors for ambient assisted living and other applications. Proteus has developed a personal device that incorporates multiple sensors to monitor important physiologic parameters of interest to consumers and clinicians, ...

European Commission and United States Agree to Jointly Promote e-Health

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The pond, not to mention the e-health digital divide, may have just gotten a little smaller. Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding involving the interoperability of electronic health records and the promotion of ...

Institute of Digital Healthcare Launched by University of Warwick, NHS

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The University of Warwick and the National Health Service (NHS) West Midlands have joined forces to create the Institute of Digital Healthcare. A five-year programme based in the new International Digital Laboratory, the Institute aims to apply innovative digital solutions to a range of healthcare scenarios. Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwick ...

AAL Forum 2010 to be Held in Denmark

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is what everyone seems to be talking about these days. And considering the demographic changes in Europe, everyone should be aware of AAL technologies. With an ageing population, it becomes ever more important to develop technologies that improve the quality of life of the elderly. One ...

High Tech Does Not Necessarily Mean High Electronics

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Last week, delegates from the world's leading micro- and nanotechnology regions convened at the 16th World Micromachine Summit in Dortmund, Germany. The last day of the summit focussed on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and started with a presentation by Hartmut Strese of the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Berlin, Germany) ...

Mobility Solutions Using Mechatronics

Monday, February 15th, 2010

"Mobility Through Mechatronics” is the title of a competition just announced by Mechatronic Karlsruhe in Germany that is designed to showcase product ideas and demonstrate the benefits of mechatronics for human mobility such as in the field of rehabilitation. The Mechatronic Karlsruhe Award competition, under the direction of Professor Michael ...

Time to Focus on Assisted Living

Monday, February 8th, 2010

MedilinkWM is reinforcing its position and activities in the assisted living sector. The new name for its division dedicated to this sector is Alvolution (previously i-Health). The name has been created to reflect the organisation's role and position in stimulating the next stage in the evolution of technological advances for ...

Intel and GE Healthcare Lay Foundations of Health House

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Who's got your back? In a few years, it might be your house. Researchers from Intel and GE Healthcare are developing a so-called Health House fitted with sensor arrays to track the occupants' habits, check vital signs and predict whether they are at risk of a fall. If a sensor ...