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Which One Should I Pick?

November 1st, 2016|

There is a solution for that…

By Brenda Reginatto, Research Lead, Care Team, ARCH

A couple of months ago I wrote about my love/hate relationship with my first (and only) wearable device, which I only purchased late last year. For someone who has been working in the healthtech industry for quite a while, it can look a […]

IoT in Healthcare: Advances in the Industry

October 21st, 2016|

By Dr. Anushree Priyadarshini, Change Team, ARCH

The healthcare industry has long used the technique of telemetry for collection of data remotely, what is now called as the Internet of Things (IoT) has been practiced by the healthcare industry for improved health outcomes. So in a way, the industry is one of the pioneers in the […]

Incentivising the Use of Connected Health Solutions

October 7th, 2016|

By Dr. Noel Carroll, Research Lead, Data Team, ARCH

Over the past couple of years, there have been growing concerns around the dependency we continue to place on technology and the possible anxieties resulting in such dependencies. For example, the smartphone is ubiquitous, addictive and transformative in many aspects of our lives. Therefore, it is not […]

Keep Calm and Carry OM – wearable tech and smart devices for yoga and meditation

September 30th, 2016|

Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

An estimated 37 million people practice yoga on a regular basis in the US alone, up almost 80% since 2012 . The quite staggering growth in the practice of yoga and meditation has seen an associated growth in wearable tech, smart devices and mobile apps which aim to tap […]

Connected Health Surveillance Society

September 2nd, 2016|

By Dr Shane O’Donnell, Care Team, ARCH

In all our enthusiasm for the potential of connected health solutions to improve wellbeing, sometimes it’s worth stepping back and taking a look at the bigger picture – what are the implications of being overly connected, and what impact could this online model of healthcare that we are striving […]

Ethics and Connected Health

August 26th, 2016|

By Etáin Quigley, Change Team, ARCH

As academic researchers we are trained from our first day of study that ethics is the primary building block from which all our research endeavours are built around. Ethical practices have evolved around the various methods of research with great thought and careful practices becoming second nature, as such internalising […]

My Love–Hate Relationship with my Wearable

August 22nd, 2016|

By Brenda Reginatto, Research Lead, Care Team, ARCH

I’ve been an enthusiast of the “quantified-self” movement for a long time but it wasn’t until last Christmas that I finally got my first wearable device (I know, it’s shocking!). Until then I had used a tonne of smartphone apps to track activities like cycling, swimming or the […]

Wearable Sensors from the Patient Perspective

August 15th, 2016|

By Dr Threase Kessie-Finnegan, Ethnographer, Care Team, ARCH

No matter what health technology intervention we discuss, one common theme emerges: change. Introducing something new into an already existing system calls for change to routines, practices, behaviours, attitudes and interactions.

Something as simple as the decision to wear an activity monitor can dramatically change the behaviour a person […]

Eating Ourselves Sick – the Role of Connected Health in Obesity Tx and Prevention

July 26th, 2016|

Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

One of the key benefits of connected health is its potential to prevent people needing to access healthcare services in the first place – in empowering us to lead healthier lifestyles; and by helping to prevent chronic illnesses from progressing.

So much of what makes us sick and in need […]

Identifying Hospital Pharmacy Disconnect – A Bitter Pill to Swallow?

July 20th, 2016|

By Dr. Noel Carroll, Research Lead, Data Team, ARCH

Healthcare informatics is one of the fastest growing healthcare disciplines in the world today. With the anticipated future advances and investments in this field, it is expected to become one of the dominant economic factors in the 21st century. In addition to economic importance, this field has […]