first_imgIT’S the gala event of next month – and there are still some tickets left!The unique North West Breast Cancer Ball takes place at the Silver Tassie Hotel on Friday November 22.And all funds raised go to Breast Cancer Research Letterkenny General Hospital. The black tie formal event will be compered by Marty Friel and Miss Donegal Orlagh McGee – with music by the brilliant Kopy Kates and DJ Dermot Griffin.Tickets for this event are available at the Silver Tassie on 0749125619 or from Liberty Travel in Letterkenny on 0749188380.Please share this story if you are on Twitter or Facebook.And you can get more information on TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE NORTH WEST BREAST CANCER BALL was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLiberty TravelNorth West Breast Cancer Charity Ballsilver tassielast_img read more

Donegal-developed app turning early childhood services GREEN!

first_imgLeading Donegal learning consultant Avril McMonagle is set to launch a new app for an environmentally friendly approach to early childhood care.MOSAIC: A Portrait of Early Learning has been designed to streamline the recording of children’s learning and development in early childhood services. The app is set to hit the ground running in September 2019.MOSAIC is the brainchild of Avril McMonagle, who is also the founder of Meantóir, a professional support service for early childhood education based in Inishowen. Avril McMonagle – who lives in Inis Eoghain, holds an MEd from Queens Graduate School of Education and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from Queens University Belfast.Developed specifically for the Irish market, MOSAIC is an online and mobile App that will allow educators to record, compile a progressive record of children’s learning and development under the themes of Aistear, the Irish early childhood curriculum framework. By compiling observations, photographs, audio recordings and samples of work; an informative picture of the child will build up over time in the form of an individual online Leabhar Scéalta (Storybook) unique to each child. The information is then shared with parents in real-time.In designing the concept for MOSAIC, Avril had a number of prerequisites – she wanted the app to not only to be environmentally and cost effective, she wanted to keep the needs of the child to the forefront of the education tool. “Childcare services are now so pressurised by cumbersome administration duties, that I wanted to develop a tool for educators that was solely about the child as opposed to a one size fits all administration system for outside bodies,” she said.  Avril believes that among the key strengths of MOSAIC is its simplicity. She commented: “At the development phase of the App, I was very aware of the need for MOSAIC to be accessible for educators of varying levels of IT skill and experience. “I am delighted that we have been successful in creating a seamless and uncomplicated system that I challenge anyone not to be able to use!”MOSAIC is also a win-win development for early childhood services and for parents.  It promotes an environmentally friendly approach to record keeping thereby enabling huge cost and staff time efficiencies for early childhood services. Parents will be able to download the Parents App from Google Play and receive timely communications and learning updates on their child in real time on their mobile phone.MOSAIC AppThe first round of demonstration events is almost complete with Avril heading to Monaghan this week to deliver a presentation to a group of Monaghan County Childcare Committee clients.  Avril is delighted with the response so far saying: “I am overwhelmed with the way Mosaic has been received so far. Everyone who has attended demonstration events were highly impressed with the way it functions and can’t wait to get started in September.”The option of training on documenting and planning for children’s learning will also be provided by Meantóir starting in September to ensure that early childhood service staff can use the app with maximum efficiency. See the Mosaic App here: For more information on MOSAIC – see or email Donegal-developed app turning early childhood services GREEN! was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AppAvril McMonagleearly learningMeantóirmosaiclast_img read more

ARM has prescription for medical devices for chronic conditions

first_imgDigital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions.The new collaboration will give third-parties access to variety of secure, authenticated, and auditable medical information. US TrustedCare said it will focus on the transition period, as patients recover at home.See Also: SoftBank banks hard into IoT with $32b ARM buyoutARM and US TrustedCare will build firmware, software, and APIs for healthcare and wellness, using existing industry standards. Third-parties will be able to integrate medical management systems seamlessly, according to ARM.“ARM is the most widely deployed processor technology in smartphones and wearables, devices we expect to be the main platform for securely gathering medical data and acquiring a patient’s biometric identity and consent,” said Shiv Ramamurthi, healthcare technology director at ARM.“US TrustedCare is a pioneer in remote monitoring and together we can help improve healthcare efficiency by enabling providers to gather trusted data, helping them make timely clinical decisions and deliver better care at lower cost.”ARM and US TrustedCare submitted a joint proposal to the “Move Health Data Forward Challenge”, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which was chosen as a winner of Phase 1.“TrustedCare is focused on allowing health care providers to work in a coordinated way to enable the sustained recovery of patients. We are excited to work with ARM to create a new level of capability that allows providers to deliver more positive outcomes for patients as well as benefiting from the shared savings that will be generated,” said TrustedCare CEO, Ramkrishna Prakash.Healthcare device development is fraught with perils — regulatory approvals, data security, and more recently, concerns that reading were not accurate — but the technology is becoming ubiquitous, so this type of development will only likely continue. David Curry How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#ARM#Healthcare#Internet of Things#IoT#medical#US TrustedCare#wearable center_img Follow the Puck Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more