Mark Bridge writes:
This week’s podcast feature from TheFonecast.com takes a look at mobile telecare: using mobile telecommunications to help elderly people and those with special needs.
UK-based Burnside Telecom has recently announced a couple of telecare products that take advantage of the company’s expertise in producing ‘fixed cellular’ devices, so I’ve been talking to managing director Colin Aitken about these new products.
Colin Aitken from Burnside Telecom talks about the company's new mobile telecare products: the MoniCare GSM remote monitoring solution and a 'fixed cellular phone' designed as a landline alternative for elderly users.
Things haven’t been running smoothly for the Jawbone UP mobile health product.
The UP wristband was announced in July and then went on sale in the USA last month. It works in conjunction with an iPhone application to help track the wearer’s activity, sleep and eating habits.
The Starbucks Coffee Company says it’s conducted over 26 million transactions this year via its mobile app.
The payment application was launched across the USA in January, with a Canadian app introduced last month and the UK set to launch on 5th January 2012.
A new report from KPMG says consumers around the world are embracing new technology - and consumers in the UK are adopting many of these new technologies faster than the rest of the world.
The KPMG report, entitled ‘The Converged Lifestyle’, also says UK consumers appear to be more concerned about privacy and security than other countries.