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May 23, 2012

Ocean Blue Software Builds Interactive Assistive TV Calendar and Diary

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Using the newly launched Timewatch Calendar and diary system from Ocean Blue Software, users can organize their lives using their TV, and doctors can interact with their patients at home.

The Timewatch Calendar system can connect to the Google (News - Alert) calendar, healthcare system servers or medical clinic online calendars through an IP connection, and healthcare professionals can then input medical reminders and physician appointments into the calendar to interact with patients more efficiently.

Using their digital remote control in the comfort of their own home, patients can also request any changes to their appointments. Reminders and appointments will be aptly notified to the users via a flash screen on their TVs.

Ocean Blue asserted that the next version of the Timewatch calendar will feature its Talk TV module and notifications will be made of images that illustrate the nature of the alerts.

“We have received a positive response especially from the healthcare and Digital TV markets,” said Ken Helps, CEO at Ocean Blue Software. “Our Timewatch Calendar is set to revolutionize the way people are cared for at home and also provides them with a lifeline to their communities.”

Even though there are a range of consumer electronics available at home at present, it is the television that remains the most familiar and accessible even when compared to a PC, and Ocean Blue stated that it designed the Nexus TV: Healthcare applications via STB to offer a total assistive technology solution to support and monitor the elderly, vulnerable and impaired from within their own homes.

The objective of Nexus TV is to act as a home-based preventative care unit – an alternative available for individuals at risk from being hospitalized or entering long-term care.

The company added that the Timewatch Calendar and diary system will be launched at the ANGA Cable Show in Germany next month and is stated to be world’s first embedded diary for use on digital TVs and set-top boxes. 

Edited by Braden Becker

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