20 minute video of a talk by Dr David Albert with ‘marketing’ lessons for all who want their good idea to go viral: summarised at about minute 19. And if you want to learn more about the device and to see it in action, try this 5 minute YouTube: iphone ekg in action. Heads-up thanks to David Doherty of 3GDoctor.
The video for this item now appears to be removed from the Fox website.
Fox (Detroit) does a nice piece on using the Lok8u device, distributed by LifeProtekt in the US, with a child with autism, emphasising the reduced stress for her parents. [Video may start with unrelated advert.]
Making the case that mobile phones are the way that people in Africa access the internet, is this 3¼ minute video presentation from the South African Praekelt Foundation. The answer to “…and now?” is in the video, of course! Hmm…
And how will people power their phones in the future? Dirt! According to this Gizmag item: Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt.
30 minute presentation by Sarah Delaney, of the Work Research Centre, delivered to the Technology and Dementia Seminar, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin in November 2010 – but just posted by the University on YouTube – about the results of the Alzheimer’s Society’s survey of carers. Telecare Project Interim Evaluation Results.
Content: 10/10. Unmissable if you are interested in telecare with people with dementia, especially the ‘Food for Thought’ section starting around 20 mins. General non-UK readers will be interested too in the definition of ‘telecare’ around the 2 min mark.
Presentation: 1/10. Well organised and good to listen to, but the bullet-ridden, text-heavy slides are the kind that have (unfairly) got PowerPoint its bad reputation.
This 17 minute video will leave you in no doubt why no one has better patient-empowerment credentials than Dave deBronkart, known as e-Patient Dave online. Dave presenting at TEDxMaastricht.
This 4 minute video by the NHS Alliance describes the use of telehealth monitoring in North Somerset. It appears to have been made in November 2010 and is on YouTube but does not seem to be published in context anywhere, even on the websites of the NHS Alliance or of the North Somerset PCT.
It’s a year since we flagged up the Shimmer wearable sensors [TA 29 Jan 2010] and now we learn that research is being conducted at the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre on them for monitoring high-intensity exercise. Shimmer was originally developed by Intel Research Labs in 2006 and Shimmer Research was established in 2008 following a worldwide licensing agreement.
Shimmer Provides Real-Time Feedback for Intense Physical Exercise Programme.
Is it just me (Ed. Steve), or does anyone else find that phrases like “Kinematic, Bio-Physical, and Ambient modules – paving the way for the next big wave in computing” get in the way of understanding what may be a significant technology? “Better than the Wii Fit” Dr David McKeown says in the video.
The University of Kansas’s student newspaper The University Daily Kansan carries an interview with Jim Juola, one of their professors, who is working on the European Comission’s project is called K-SERA: Knowledgable Service Robots for the Aging. Professor helps develop robot to help the elderly. There’s a neat comment by someone who says they would rather be cared for by a real robot than by a human taught to behave like one. The project is using the diminutive (60cm) NAO robots from French company Aldebaran, as seen in the following 3 minute video.
Eric Topol is a consultant cardiologist in the US and an ‘evangelist’ for mobile phone-based remote patient monitoring. This 17 minute video of him speaking at TEDMED illustrating current technologies and trends was released back in February 2010, but just come to our attention. Watch the video on TED site so you can see, and possibly add to, the comments. Eric Topol’s blog.
Researchers at MIT aim to push down the cost barrier on mirror-based health monitoring technology, as described in this video.
More details to this pointer to the future on the Gizmag site.
Can patients and doctors communicate electronically? A clever video (2min 30secs, watch it past the midway point) aims to shake up preconceptions. Publicising the ePatient Connections 2011 conference.
In contrast with the Camden short pendant-orientated video [below on Videos Page], Dudley Telecare Service’s 8 minute video is excellent for the philosophy it embodies, the range of devices it covers (including Just Checking’s equipment), and the number of down-to-earth testimonials from users of the service. Excellent soundbites from Linda Sanders, Director of Adult, Community and Housing Services too, especially at the 7:13 spot.
Camden is a council in North London with a population of 236,000. I hear that Camden has done good things on the telecare front…so why does their new one-minute advert for the telecare service concentrate on pendant alarms? Ah, the mysteries of councils’ marketing and communications departments!
Not telecare, but this will interest a lot of Telecare Aware readers. RSLSteeper, a well-respected UK company in the assistive technology arena has started to show off its new, sensitive ‘bionic’ hand. BeBionic website. [It’s a pity the site does not render well in Firefox browser.]
In the video below, see the visitor to an exhibition last month use the hand for the first time… and tie his shoelace. (About 3 mins in.)
Here is a 30 minute webinar presentation (video and slides) by José Fernández from Freescale Semiconductor’s Microcontroler Solutions Group in July 2009 that gives a technical insight into the way that the Continua Alliance interoperability standards actually mediate the connection between the measuring devices and the back end monitoring software. In it, he (more…)