25 Oct '12, 9pm

Digital Home Health Continues Its Ascent – But Is It Viable for the CE Industry?

Digital Home Health Continues Its Ascent – But Is It Viable for the CE Industry?

You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger endorser of digital home health technology than Ed Thelen of Cold Spring, Minn. That’s not how the 70-year-old originally felt when his daughter, who also acts as his caregiver, proposed getting such a system a year ago. “My first reaction was, ‘I don’t need anything like that,’” he says. “But she talked me into it, and I’m really glad she did. It’s absolutely wonderful.” Thelen, who has Parkinson’s and diabetes, records his blood pressure and weight, and the results are sent to his doctor. The unit he uses, a Grandcare System, also has Skype capabilities so that Thelen can talk to and see his relatives, and in particular his grandchildren, often. “I can see them all the time now,” he says. “It helps me keep in close contact with everybody.” Telehealth, digital home health, remote monitoring, aging in place, e-health, m-health — whate...

Full article: http://www.cedia.net/blog/digital-home-health-continues-i...

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