Rating: Distributed by Sunday Times, written by Lyonsdown
We spotted an interesting supplement this weekend in the UK’s Sunday Telegraph. It was covering eHealth in general but was littered with references to mHealth. There was a particularly good profile of Ireland’s Dr Fiona Kavanagh of 3G Doctor fame who claims in her blog here that she was instrumental in putting the whole publication together. Although the supplement described itself as an “independent report from Lyonsdown distributed with the Sunday Telegraph“, it isn’t too difficult to play spot the obvious sponsor. However, the sponsorship did provide some useful names and contacts.For example, did you know that O2/Telefonica has a dedicated ‘global director of healthcare and managing director of O2 Health UK?
Here’s another interesting one – Applied Nanodetectors. It has developed a nanosensor array which can be programmed to look for the impending symptoms of an Asthma attack.
This array can be built into a Bluetooth device but allegedly Applied has already licensed the technology to a handset manufacturer.
GoMo News bets that if this sensor can be programmed to detect nitrogen oxides in the breath for asthma suffers, you can bet it can detect alcohol in the breathe of a car driver! Scary.
Oh, and the supplement had a nice piece on using RIM’s BlackBerry as a health professional so you might want to check out www.blackberry.co.uk/healthcare or email the company healthcare at RIM dot com.
Talking of name checks, we haven’t mentioned our old friend Cath Everett who also wrote several of the pieces here.