Technologies for health on show in Valencia
25 November 2009
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ITHACA-TSB, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and its spin-off,
Technology Solutions for Health and Welfare SA (TSB), are showing their
most innovative applications to improve the quality of life and health
care in the Health Fair and Welfare show, to be held from 26 to 29
November 2009 at Feria Valencia.
The fair visitors will have the opportunity to discover a "smart
home" — equipped with the most advanced devices for ambient
intelligence, geolocation use the platform of obstacles "Wading",
register Salupedia.org social-web Health information directed to
citizens, or live check the usefulness of solutions as NUTRITRAINER,
person or OASIS.
"All of them are an example of the great advantages that new
technologies can make in our homes to improve comfort, welfare and
health", "point from ITACA-TSB-" We want both professionals and the
ciudadadanos can experience for themselves how technology is real and
can help improve your quality of life. "
TSB SA is displaying its vital signs monitor MSV, the detection
system and the SPHERAmobile innovative clinical utility NOMHADhospital
Help for seniors
Project personel will show an application that helps the elderly to
make a shopping list via phone, and a second application to help them
remember things such as what pill should be taken at a specified time, a
doctor's appointment or what the next cultural events that may be of
New technologies for a healthy diet
Other applications on display focus on improving nutrition. These
include, for example, NutriTrainer, some fun games on a touch screen
that teach a healthy diet. With a great visual appeal and easy
operation, the application includes two games: "The food pyramid" and
"Myths and legends". The latter is a traditional game of questions and
answers each one of which is associated with nutritional and medical
A second application is the Nutritional Advisor, which is capable of
generating a diet "on demand" for each user, taking into account
variables such as their allergies, physical status, preferences, etc..
Thereafter, the system incorporates a series of recipes adapted for the
profile and even guides you step by step on how he has to develop his
Helping people with reduced mobility through the i-Phone
WADING is a system that helps the movement of people with reduced
mobility which, through this social network, anyone can enter and alert
you to the presence of an obstacle in a certain place. In addition,
Fording has a section for calculating walking routes in which there are
obstacles in the path contents.
Security and location
SPHERAmobile is a powerful tool for locating, identifying and safety
of a group of individuals continuously and independently, enabling a
monitor or guide at all times have controlled every group of people.
This application is being used successfully in summer school at the UPV
to the safety of children.
Health Information Quality
Visitors to the fair will have the opportunity to register and
participate in Salupedia.org. This philosophy applies collaborative web
2.0 to provide citizens with the best health information is
professionally and always appreciated by users. Salupedia provides
access to reliable health information that is scattered in the network.
The hospital at home
NOMHADhospital is a solution designed for use in hospitalization
units. It facilitates daily work and gives the unit a more efficient,
providing quick access-from anywhere-a structured clinical information,
thus avoiding problems such as duplication, loss of data or
transcription errors, and facilitating communication and integration
with other hospital information systems.
Dermatologist via mobile.
DERMAmóvil allows patients to send their medical questionnaires,
photos and queries relating to dermatological treatment and the doctor
can keep track of patient outcomes, send tips and manage an integrated
manner the medical history of your patient.
Another product that will be presented is SIMA, a system developed by
the TSB Group-ITACA, and will be implemented soon in Mexico and which
allows remote monitoring of patients with renal failure undergoing
peritoneal dialysis at home. Through a doctor-patient videoconferencing,
SIMA allows you to track the moment of patient outcome.
For more information on the event see
ITHACA-TSB is a group of excellence dedicated to the development and
transfer of new technology applications to improve the quality of life:
telemedicine and e-health, e-inclusion, Ambient Intelligence (AMI) and
ITHACA-TSB seeks to implement initiatives to promote health,
specifically on issues such as physical activity and healthy eating
habits, creating scenarios where the integration techniques are vital
signs telemonitoring, knowledge management, application of motivational
strategies, and so on .
ITHACA TSB belongs to the Institute of the Polytechnic University of
Valencia, working on major European and national projects such as PIPS,
Salupedia, Vaal HeartCycle, Persona, Nuadu, etc.. It also offers
solutions for institutions and companies as Educasalud (Fundación
Telefónica), Digital Cities (Alcoy, Santander), Hospital Visiting
(Hospital La Fe), Ambulatory Surgery (Hospital Dr. Peset, etc.).
About Technology Solutions for Health and Welfare SA (TSB)
TSB Technologies for Health and Welfare SA, was founded in February
2008 as a spin-off ITACA Institute of the Polytechnic University of
Valencia, from its experience of over ten years of research for social
and health sector
TSB develops proprietary technologies, giving added value and
differentiation of products and solutions on the market:
- mobile: mobile products meet the needs of monitoring and
tracking disease treatments, especially for chronic diseases and in
patients who have been discharged from hospital. This range of
products available to the practitioner and patient with all
necessary information at any time, wherever they are located,
improving staff welfare and quality of life.
- SPHERA Technology: Using a smart location system, applying
concepts of Ambient Intelligence (AMI) technology enables monitoring
Sphera people carriers defined. This technology fills the need for
intelligent telecare, monitoring groups and access to facilities and
- TRIBOOnet: includes tools that provide advanced features for
configuring web-based social and collaborative concepts 2.0, and
focusing on different aspects of human health.