Global health presentation

This item is an eye-opener worth 20 minutes of anyone’s time. Apart from that, you may find yourself re-thinking the current potential of the global telehealth market… Professor of Global Health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, Hans Rosling at the TED event in 2006. (More information)

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ICT & Ageing – European Study on Users, Markets and Technologies

More specifically, three different strands of work are pursued in the framework of the overall study:

  • A core strand of work focuses on analysing the ‘ICT and Ageing’ market situation across 14 selected Member States and two key comparison countries outside the EU (USA and Japan). In terms of tangible outcomes this work will yield an overview of market barriers for relevant ICT based products / services including national reimbursement practices as well as a state-of-the-art picture in pre-competitive and innovative public procurement in the field under investigation. Moreover, good practice examples will be collated for different ICT application domains. Information collated throughout the research process and synthesised analyses will be made available through an online-knowledge base. On the basis of the analyses undertaken, policy recommendations will be developed on the possible mitigation of identified market barriers.
  • Another core strand of work focuses on analysing ethical issues associated with ICT based solutions that are relevant to independent living of older people. In terms of tangible outputs an overview of relevant issues will be generated with a view to providing guidance for the development of relevant policies. Again, good practice examples will be identified and made available through the online knowledge base.
  • Finally, the study provides support to the clustering of ongoing RTD projects funded under relevant European framework programmes as far as these address ICT and Ageing matters. This includes the setting up and maintenance of an online platform enabling interaction of relevant projects as well as annual clustering workshops.

The core study team comprises three research organisations:

empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH

Work Research Centre

Institute “Integrated Study”, Vienna University of Technology (TUW)

Client List

Companies and organisations that have advertised on Telecare Aware:

  • Telecare Services Association
  • Just Checking
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • EvaWare
  • Home Telehealth Ltd
  • Choose Independence
  • Tynetec
  • Alertacall
  • mediagrids
  • Docobo
  • Buckinghamshire County Council

Companies and organisations in the telecare/telehealth field to which I have provided various paid services such as press release drafting and distribution, PowerPoint presentation design or website design work:

  • Disabled Living Foundation
  • Home Telehealth Ltd
  • Alertacall
  • MAPE
  • iTelecare
  • Vitalsys

Companies and organisations I support without charge:

  • Disabled Living Foundation
  • Foundation for Assistive Technology

Steve Hards