“Doris has had her telecare equipment, including her Supra KeySafe, successfully installed around her home. But now she is in danger! Our Heroes need you to direct them safely from their secret headquarters to Doris’s house. Along the way they must collect as many of Supra’s service packages as possible. Every week Supra UK is giving a C500 KeySafe to one player.” Play the Supra Heroes game here. (Editor Steve’s score? Don’t ask!)
The point of this game may baffle non-UK readers…in short, it is an online game to introduce people to some of the resources that are around for making better use of key safes which, if fitted at a property, allow people responding to a telecare alarm call to enter someone’s house without having to batter the door down. It follows on from Supra UK’s game ‘Save Doris‘, released last year.
From Dr. Kendall Ho, Director of the eHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia, there’s a balanced overview of – and good introduction to – technology in personal health/wellbeing, with some sensible tips at the end. Modern technology allows users to take charge of their health. Vancouver Sun.
Haven’t we all wanted to invent THE killer lost key/purse/anything system? But it looks like the designers of StickNFind have beaten us to it. Another Gizmag piece: StickNFind system uses your phone and coin-like tags to find lost items.
Pulse IT carries excellent coverage by Kate McDonald of a report presented at the Australian Global Telehealth conference* concerning the effect of satellite transmission latency for videoconferencing via broadband. As one of the commenters points out there are also coder/decoder latency issues too. The point of the report by Dr Sarah Dods and colleagues from CSIRO was, it seems, a plea to take these matters into account when designing systems and not to assume that because a system works over a landline it will be equally good by satellite. Telehealth over satellite broadband confronts the issue of latency.
* Storified Twitter posts from the conference.
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Medication reminder facility on Tunstall’s Lifeline 4000+ intelligent home unit, combined with a 28-dose medication dispenser unit with transmitter. Gives automatic reminder messages that require a user response and alerts carers via the Lifeline 4000+ if medication is not taken within an hour of the due time.
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