Archive for the ‘Telemedicine’ Category

Virtual Reality Headset Could Enable Immersive Remote Surgery

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A novel headset that completely immerses gamers in a virtual reality has the potential to bring some real-world advances to medical technology. Plextek Consulting (Cambridge, UK) is using the Oculus Rift headset to apply what it calls immersive telepresence to remote examinations and diagnostics. The video communications system (pictured) that simulates ...

Glassters Streamer App Enables Telemedicine Using Google Glass

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A Spanish doctor has challenged the claim that the first live-streaming of a surgery with Google Glass took place in the United States. In an open letter to Dr Grossman, who recently live-streamed a surgery to a Google Hangout, Dr Pedro Guillén Garcia at Clinica CEMTRO in Madrid, states that ...

Wireless Medical Devices Need Fewer Sensors Doing More Things

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mobile phones are the dominant space where consumers get their understanding of sensing technologies, and that will inform the development of emerging medical sensing systems, Bill Sermon told MEDTEC UK conference attendees last week. Speaking on wireless medical devices at the conference in London on 1 May, Sermon stressed the ...

Philips and Partners Launch Large-Scale EU Telehealth Programme

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Royal Philips Electronics (Amsterdam) has announced the launch of the Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) programme. Led by Philips, the EU-funded ACT programme brings together healthcare authorities, clinical experts, universities and industry partners in five EU regions to establish benchmarks for the successful implementation of care coordination and ...

Telemedicine to Reach 1.8 Million Patients by 2017, Study Finds

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Despite government initiatives in Europe to adopt telehealth and promising results from the UK program Whole System Demonstrator, there is much room for growth in the area of telehealth, says Theo Ahadome, Senior Analyst, Health IT; and Shane Walker, Associate Director of Consumer Health & Wellness Devices in Digital Health; ...

Debate on NHS Digital First Initiative Demonstrates Telemedicine’s Hidden Hurdle

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Telemedicine can reduce inconvenient doctor appointments and be especially helpful for patients in remote areas, but the field is not advancing nearly as quickly as it could. Challenges in reimbursement, regulation, law and privacy are some factors slowing the growth. Moreover, many patients remain sceptical. The recent debate on the UK ...

Reimbursement Is Key to Advancing Telemonitoring of Cardiac Implants, Says White Paper

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Remote monitoring of patients with pacemakers, defibrillators and related implanted electronic devices has several benefits: patients don't have to schedule frequent appointments with care providers, thus improving quality of life, and it is cost effective, which heartens payers in these financially strapped times. And yet, uptake of the technology has ...

Denmark Incorporates Design Guidelines from Continua Health Alliance into Action Plan for Telemedicine

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Denmark has announced that its new Action Plan for Telemedicine will be built on Design Guidelines created by Continua Health Alliance, according to a press release from the international industry association.

Cloud-Based Healthcare Device Will Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs, Says Isansys Lifecare CEO

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27871" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Isansys Lifecare CEO and co-founder Keith Errey"][/caption] Isansys Lifecare CEO Keith Errey may have his head in the cloud, but his feet are planted firmly on solid business ground. Isansys has developed the LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System, which is touted as the first cloud-ready product to be ...

Why Telehealthcare Requires Your Engineers to Learn to Remove Their Shoes

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27188" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Andrew Parton, Hugo Technology"][/caption] Guest blogger Andrew Parton, Joint Managing Director, Hugo Technology (Bromsgrove, UK), writes: We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of the changes that the web will bring to healthcare. Until now, it’s been mostly telecare innovations—remote monitoring of patients with long-term ...

Mobile Health Market Forecast to Reach US$23 Billion by 2017

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Mobile technology is destined to play a significant role in the global healthcare market, and GSMA, a body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has the numbers to back up that claim. Revenue in the mHealth space could reach the tidy little sum of US$23 billion by ...

Researchers Awarded US$1.2 Million to Develop Smartphone App for Diabetics

Monday, December 12th, 2011

From the wire: An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI; Worcester, MA, USA) has received a US$1.2 million award from the US National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project ...