With the projected increase in the elderly population, the
rising cost of health-care, and the lack of available resources to those
with Alzheimer's and other neuro-degenerative diseases, a new technology
start-up is hoping to alleviate some of this burden and create a new
opportunity for Linux in the next-generation tele-health market.
Reside@HOME is an "aging in place" solution that's designed to keep
those with diminished cognitive ability independent and in their own
residence for as long as possible. Part of what makes this interesting;
however, is that the device is Linux-based -- Ubuntu Linux to be exact.
Blue Heron Network LLC, the company behind Reside@HOME, will be formally
introducing this solution in the first quarter of 2008, but in this
article are some details about this unique Linux-based health-care product.