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Halo and Microsoft HealthVault

09/09/2009

Halo Monitoring, Inc™ Connects with Microsoft® HealthVault™
to Provide a More Complete Personal Health Picture for Seniors
 
 Seniors can now choose to have their myHalo™ 24/7 vital signs and ADLs  
securely transmitted to Microsoft HealthVault

 

Active Forever and AIP at Home announce partnership

09/01/2009

ActiveForever.com and AIPatHome.com announce
New Strategic Marketing Partnership
The companies will be working together to offer education, products, and other trusted resources for consumers looking to age in place

Why don't large vendors invest more in technology for seniors?

This is a rant. I am tired of youth-oriented tech vendors with their back-to-school laptops.  I am tired of how clumsy and non-intuitive most computing technologies are -- especially home networks. I am convinced that vendors like Apple, Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, and Microsoft must be populated with thirty-somethings who design products for themselves and their inner geek. (Gee, why have a device that can be plugged in and just works? Instead, why don't we just add these 14 configuration steps?).

Technologies to Help Older Adults

08/18/2009

August 18, 2009                                                                       
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND AGING BRIEF REVIEWS

TECHNOLOGIES THAT IMPROVE CHRONIC CARE AND

HELP OLDER ADULTS MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE

Technologies That Benefit Seniors Could Save Billions Annually

  

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A visit to Philips -- the call is a communication lifeline

I was fortunate to have an experience this week listening on calls when the Philips Lifeline pendant was activated.

Fragmented thinking (gov and industry) hobbles healthcare technology enablement

Devices, devices, everywhere. I guess I just don't get telehealth-related technology 'progress' -- it seems like two steps forward in one area and a few backward somewhere else. On the one hand, there will be 15 million mobile and wireless telehealth devices by 2012, says an ABI July 22 research report, devices that will be jabbering away with information about our chronic disease measurement readings.

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