The popular Dr Hilary Jones presented NOVO

NOVODr Hilary Jones is general practitioner, presenter and writer on medical issues, very well known in the UK for his media appearances. In the last chapter of his popular YouTube channel, he talked about how to stay independent in old age. In  his Vlog he gives some advice on how to help keep independent and confident in old age and more importantly, be able to remain in your own home for longer.

At the end of the vlog, he talks about the importance of technology to live independently and how NOVO can be the perfect tool to help you stay independent.

Here is the video:

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Mobile phone lines double landlines

NEO GSM with ATOM.jpgThe Mobile World Congress 2017 was held in Barcelona a few weeks ago, and during the congress, an analysis about telephony sector in Spain was presented. The study only refers to Spain, but this trend is similar all across developed countries. The report reveals that the number of mobile telephone lines has increased 55.5% in the last 10 years, while landlines have decreased by 4.4%.

In fact, 110 mobile lines are counted for every 100 inhabitants, which is 38.6 million lines in Spain, while landlines have decreased to 41 per 100 inhabitants, representing 19 million lines. In addition, the study reveals that this figure is actually a trend and the number of mobile lines will continue increasing in the future. This means there are more and more people who do not have landlines in their home, which could be a problem when accessing telecare service because they cannot install a conventional terminal.

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For this reason, Neat Group has designed the NEO-GSM telecare terminal for mobile networks, to serve users who do not have landlines in their home. The NEO-GSM has two communication channels and uses GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) for connection. In addition, our terminal can issue more than 30 different types of alarms and handle up to eight warnings. It also has the correct size for an easy installation in any home, both on a table and on the wall. For mobile operation, it only needs a SIM card that is located next to the battery.

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Neat Group participates in the conference ‘Connecting the unconnected’ organized by ISECO

Our partner and distributor ISECO Systems organized a product presentation in Madrid, in collaboration with Tesa Assa Abloy and Neat Group.

Under the title “Connecting the unconnected”, different wireless solutions that improve efficiency in residential centers for older people and increase the quality of care for residents were shown.

Our colleague Alberto Pascua, Account Manager of Neat Group, was the first to talk with a lecture on the benefits of technology in the healthcare centers. He also talked about the history of our company and the soundness of our solutions for nursing homes.

Later Rogelio Rodriguez talked about the wireless solutions of Tesa Assa Abloy and Rafael Villegas and Vicente Collado did the same about ISECO Systems.

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Theresa May announces expansion of digital health services in United Kingdom

theresa-mayThe goverments in Europe need to accommodate the costs of health services to increasingly tight budgets and to progressive aging of society , and that is just one of the reasons why the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced a project to help patients deal with mental health disorders expanding the digital tools in the healthcare system, which will entail a £67.7 million investment by the government.

“What I am announcing are the first steps in our plan to transform the way we deal with mental illness in this country at every stage of a person’s life: not in our hospitals, but in our classrooms, at work and in our communities,” said the Prime Minister.

The place chosen by May to announce this program was the Charity Commission, the non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities in England and Wales, during an event dedicated to mental illness.

May explained that “online therapy has the potential to transform the way mental health services are delivered by allowing people to check their symptoms, be triaged online and receive clinically-assisted therapy over the internet much more quickly and easily, assuming it is clinically appropriate”.

“These treatments have been tested in other countries and they work. In the right cases, they can offer access to treatment far quicker than traditional services,” May added.

In Neat Group we are convinced that services such as telehealth can be a fantastic tool to save money and to offer high quality medical treatments at the same time, in a country where 1 out of 4 Britons suffers some common mental disorder, which means an annual expenditure of £105 billion ($131,3 billions).

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According to the WHO, adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls

abuelos-2In some occasions we have already written in this same blog about the risk that suppose the falls for the elderly at home. In many cases, the patient suffers loss of consciousness after the fall, which causes they cannot ask for help by themselves. For this reason, we must always provide the best technological solutions to older people so they can feel secure while continue living independently at their own home.

According to WHO data, falls at home are the second cause of worldwide mortality from accidental injuries, and those over 65 are the main victims of this type of accidents. There are 37.3 million falls annually that require medical attention.

In addition to age and sex (57% of victims of falls, are women), other risk factors are “underlying medical conditions, such as neurological, cardiac or other disabling conditions; side effects of medication, physical inactivity and loss of balance, particularly among older people; poor mobility, cognition, and vision, particularly among those living in an institution, such as a nursing home or chronic care facility; unsafe environments, particularly for those with poor balance and limited visiatomion”.

The I-ATOM alarm transmitter functions as a conventional remote-control emergency button, but it also monitors its wearer’s activity on an ongoing basis and transmits an alarm when no activity is detected. In this way, users can be sure that in case of loss of consciousness the service of telecare will receive an alarm and proceed in the most efficient way.

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This is how our fire detectors work

smoke-tempBecause of the low temperatures we are experiencing at this time, we all increase the temperature of our home thanks to the heating devices that modern housing offers.

However, increasing the use of heaters also increases the risk of fire. That’s why we want to introduce you to one of our alarms specially designed to detect fire, SMOKE and TEMP.

SMOKE and TEMP are two devices that are integrated into an advanced telecare system whereby the user’s home is monitored to avoid risk situations. Advanced telecare is a system designed to detect all types of emergencies in the home such as floods, falls or early fires, without the user having to press the alarm button to get help from the care services.

SMOKE is a detector sensitive to combustion products, both visible and invisible. Prepared for the detection of all types of fires, especially those that are in an incipient state. When SMOKE detects smoke in a room of the house, it will emit a visual and audible warning to alert the user. At the same time, it will send an alarm to the care services so that, if necessary, emergency services will be sent to the user’s home.

When there is vapour or excess of dust, SMOKE cannot be used, it is the TEMP temperature rise detector that will alert about dangerous situations.

As all our devices, SMOKE and TEMP have been tested to guarantee their reliability.

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Neat Social networks, industry leaders

twitter-292994_1920There is no doubt about the importance of social networks in the development of a company. In fact, social networks not only serve to improve the brand image, but also as a communication channel with customers and distributors. That is why we have been working on our corporate image in the digital world for many years, and through hard work and perseverance we have ensured that our brand image is a leader, compared with our competitors, accumulating thousands of followers in our social networks.

By developing quality content, very innovative, we have reached 2,400 followers on Facebook and we need to add another 1,300 on Twitter. This presence in the networks allows us to increase the traffic to our website and thus, not only to publicize our products and services, but also opens a channel for us to contact our customers to resolve their doubts and provide them with quality information.

If you want to take a look:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/grupo-neat
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrupoNeat
Google Plus: plus.google.com/+NeatGroup
Twitter (Spanish): @GrupoNEAT
Twitter (English): @Neat_Group
YouTube: bit.ly/1WG6hOO

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