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News roundup for Tuesday: room at the top at VA? (updated), Philips integrates teleradiology. 3rings Care premieres Amazon Echo service

...3rings and their integration into the Amazon Echo virtual assistant system [TTA 18 Oct], Mark Smith from their business development area has told us that they have formally launched this platform earlier this month. The person cared for at home can simply ask Alexa to alert family and caregivers that they need help via voice message, text or email. Care staff or family can also use Echo to check through the 3rings platform by simply asking Alexa if that person is safe and OK. 3rings is now actively seeking to partner with innovative health, housing, and social care organizations. Overview/release.... Continue Reading

3rings goes Internet of Things with ‘Things That Care’ (UK)

a proactive care advance similar to capabilities in the far more complex and expensive QuietCare and Healthsense (now Lively) but affordable for families. It also puts the 3rings system into the professional space for councils and sheltered housing. According to 3rings CEO Steve Purdham, “our new platform gives professionals real time information to support efficient care planning and delivery, and provides a cost effective means of managing risks and providing tailored care to people to enable them to stay independent at home.” Again, we wish 3rings the best with these new developments. Release (PDF) click to enlarge click to enlarge... Continue Reading

AI good, AI bad. Perhaps a little of both?

...emotions via image and video analysis, facial recognition, speech analytics, and/or text analytics. click to enlargeFor our area of healthcare technology, look at #5 and #6 first–virtual assistants leveraging the older adult market like 3rings‘ interface with Amazon Echo [TTA 27 June] and sensory AI for recognition tools with broad applications in everything from telehealth to sleepytime music to video cheer-up calls. Both are on a ‘significant success’ track and in line to hit the growth phase in 1-3 years (illustration at left, click to expand). Will AI destroy a net 7 percent of US jobs by 2027? Will AI... Continue Reading

3rings smart plug moves to IoT through Amazon Echo (UK) (updated)

the mobile phone reports and alerts. The second is to place an Echo unit in that person’s home so that the person can directly ask Alexa to tell 3rings they need help. This also sends an immediate alert to their friends/family network. To this Editor, 3rings founder Steve Purdham noted that with Amazon Echo, the 3rings system is now expandable and agnostic, through the addition of proprietary sensors dubbed “Things that Care” and other makers’ devices to the 3rings smart plug so that families have a fuller picture of the monitored person’s pattern of activity. 3rings Things monitor temperature, activity,... Continue Reading

Here’s Howz: now electricity consumption as elder minder (UK)

...that norm and alerts via the smartphone app. This bears resemblances to this Editor’s former company which developed the behavioral telecare (first and still in market) QuietCare system, but the ‘meter reader’ is a new and smart twist. Intelesant is testing Howz in 100 Manchester homes and is scheduled to be in a pilot with dementia patients at home in partnership with the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In December, they also announced that they are a finalist with the EDF Energy Blue Lab Acceleration Programme. Howz is more comprehensive (and expensive) than 3rings‘ single appliance plug which... Continue Reading

Who’s hiring? 3rings (UK)

Steve Purdham, who is the Chairman of 3rings, is advising our readers of two new Business Development Manager opportunities with his company. The ‘Internet of Things’ is going to change the future of care and 3rings is at the centre of this fantastic opportunity. Due to expansion in its operation, 3rings, is looking for two ambitious BDM’s to join our digital team. If you have passion to change things then contact Steve on Full details @ 3rings has developed and markets an electrical plug that, when the appliances are used, tracks a person’s activities of daily living. The... Continue Reading

81 percent interested in tech for older adult fall detection: Carnegie-Mellon

...personally or have a sibling check in on their parent daily; 33 percent check in weekly; 12 percent stop by as needed 56 percent have neighbors or staff physically check on their parent daily Not coincidentally, a team of engineers from Carnegie-Mellon are also researching active sensor technologies that gauge gait stability, dizziness and fatigue to predict and prevent falling–what at a former company we called the ‘Holy Grail’ of fall detection that can keep older adults active and well. No mention though of technology aids for ‘check in’ (see 3rings and also the original notion of QuietCare‘s behavioral telemonitoring.)... Continue Reading

3rings enters the Dragons’ Den, comes out with strategic investor

which is unfortunately absent from the US side of the ‘pond’.) 3rings combines the wireless (mobile) daily check-in with a cloud messaging platform to update family and friends about check-ins, alerting them when there could be a problem, using their smartphone app, email, text or automated calls. It’s a simple, low cost but effective means of telecare, as we’ve previously observed, similar to the idea behind the original QuietCare (disclosure as usual in that this Editor worked for the developer). Certainly a cheering development–and could it mean that 3rings might jump across the Atlantic? Our earlier 3rings coverage is here.... Continue Reading

‘Déjà vu all over again’ or critical mass? NYTimes looks at older adult care tech

...provider Eskaton uses Care Innovations’ QuietCare ; Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan LivingWell@ Home initially used WellAWARE, then acquirer Healthsense for telecare plus Honeywell HomMed (now Life Care Solutions) for telehealth. Their foundation systems date back to the early to mid 2000s. There are newer innovations for distance care (3rings in the UK) and home management (e.g. the Nest thermostat) which are seamless and less ‘fussy’ or intrusive in monitoring. Telehealth using tablets or web-based (Viterion, Vivify Health, GrandCare, Care Innovations’ Health Harmony, Panasonic On4Today), not the bulky boxes of years past, is also finding a place in medical practices’ Medicare... Continue Reading

3rings smart plug fundraising on Kickstarter

(£6,712) has been raised with 24 days to go. With product design and testing complete, the funds will go towards facilitating production. Pledges start at £2 and go up to £5,000 for practically everything listed in the lower donation levels, a special evening in Oxford for two and an autographed, personalized picture and autobiography of Manchester United and Scotland legend Willie Morgan. Note: the 3rings plug and service is only available in the UK, but if the service is available later in your country, any subscription pledges will be honored. Best of luck to Steve and the 3rings team! Release.... Continue Reading