A rant about the Internet of Things hype.
The brace will track motion, gait, cadence, and stride length.
The ratio of useful apps to worthless ones is as large as it was before, if not larger.
Not covered by insurance, and often bought, but not used.
Deploying user-friendly gesture recognition system.
Boston, September 9-23, 2015
Connected Health Symposium, October 29-30 Boston, 2015
LeadingAge Boston November 1-4, 2015
Richmond, VA, November 17, 2015
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Updated (8-25-2012) Aging and Health Technology Report Click here
Updated (7-31-2012) The Future of Home Care Technology Click here
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Systems, services, devices to help promote wellness and manage chronic disease
The medication reminder world has had three tiers of product offerings -- telephone-based reminders, reminders linked to emergency response offerings, and electronic pillboxes. And medication errors, including those from incorrectly filling pillboxes, continue to be vexing. Read more ... about EMMA - Remote Medicaton Management by Pharmacy
One small step in Maine, big implications. Read more ... about Maine requires health insurance plans to cover telemedicine
Surprise: Information Technology may not lower cost of care. Read more ... about Is information technology a way to lower health costs?
Please tell me I am wrong. Read more ... about As funding for aging tech rises, are near-term solutions elusive?
Jitterbug announced a new phone this past week -- the Jitterbug J -- that I find striking -- simply because of its newly announced LiveNurse capability, offered as an additional service. Base service rate plans have risen from $10/month to $14.99 (50 minutes). The $147 phone (not cheap!) is Bluetooth compatible, sleeker looking, with a speaker for hands-free/headset use. Read more ... about Jitterbug J -- LiveNurse phone app tests the health care water
It's a great move forward for seniors to connect to the Internet and find purpose in their lives, as this Times article describes. The 14 hours a day spent on Eons and PoliceLink.com -- I guess that's good. Read more ... about Let's help seniors engage -- beyond social networking
Philips helps the hospital continues to move into the home with a portable ventilator. Read more ... about Philips Expands Home Healthcare Commitment
It's always hard to tell whether something is observation or insight (or just plain wrong). But I've done 13 interviews in the past few months about home health technologies, with vendors ranging from A (Advanced Warning Systems) to Z (Zume Life). I am beginning to see a pattern about product offerings that seems to have three dimensions. These may be related to product success long term -- cost, capital, clinician involvement. Read more ... about Are these dimensions or drivers of home health technologies?
A Boston study about using web camera and telephone to consult with a patient. Read more ... about Virtual doctor visits -- new study about effectiveness
Grandparents become 'tech savvy.' Read more ... about The 'Nana' generation -- seniors embracing technology
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