Wearing your health on your sleeve

Mayo Clinic, in America, has partnered with a maker of disposable, wearable biosensors to develop a wearable wireless sensor for treatment of obesity and diabetes. It will communicate via a closed-loop diabetes management system, and will allow researchers to monitor movement and develop treatments for obesity and related conditions.

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Technology for older people living at home

This report identifies and maps technology-based services which have successfully enhanced the independent living of older adults at home in and outside Europe.

It identifies 14 services that effectively address issues such as improving the productivity of carers, enabling better quality care and generating savings, contributing to the financial sustainability of long-term care systems.

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European Momentum for mainstreaming telemedicine deployment

The Momentum project is a three-year initiative co-funded by the European Commission to create a platform where key players in telemedicine can share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care.

Working together, these key players have defined a Blueprint that offers critical success factors and performance indicators that help decision makers scale up healthcare services from a distance through information technology.

Moreover, it delivers a self-assessment toolkit that helps an organisation determine whether it is ready for telemedicine deployment.

To read the Momentum Blueprint, click here on http://cts.vresp.com

For further information about the Momentum Project, please click here on http://cts.vresp.com

COALAS

2012 – 2015 This was an East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) project in partnership with ESIGELEC, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, University of Essex and the University of Kent.

The Health and Europe Centre provided the administrative support for EKHUFT’s medical physics and neuro-rehabilitation departments who worked with their academic colleagues to develop assistive technology for disabled people.

The project’s target group were disabled people living at home who require care and it looked at innovative ICT solutions that would maximise their autonomy and independence. Specifically, they developed a humanoid robot that can carry out household tasks as well as undertake minor medical jobs such as taking blood pressure which is then communicated to the patient’s doctor via the robot’s cognitive platform.

EKHUFT provided the necessary healthcare professional and patient input to the design, testing and evaluating all the systems that came from this project. The neuro-rehabilitation team accessed patients who were the target group of this project and involved them, making sure that the technology being tested was robust enough to ensure patient safety.

This is the CareTECH programme from the project’s closing conference in the summer of 2015.