Posts made in December, 2011

The Guardian praise Mindings for best App interview

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Media

The Guardian Apps Blog made its debut in February 2011 with the aim of covering the apps space, from innovative new applications for smartphones and tablets to the startups and developers that were making them.

As 2011 drew to a close, they rounded up what they considered the more thought-provoking interviews from the year.  Mindings came in at the top of the Social Apps – above Facebook and Instagram!

Needless to say, we are thrilled to be among such illustrious company!

Read the full article here.

Stu 😉

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Mindings featured in The Guardian

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Media

On Friday, UK’s The Guardian profiled Mindings, with the wry headline “Elderly relatives not on Facebook? There’s Mindings for that…”

I first met technology journalist Stuart Dredge at the BlueVia/Telefonica-organised Power of One conference. Stuart used the announcement of our Beta trails to write a very positive piece about our up-coming service.

Read the article here.

Stu 😉

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“Mindings Clinical Study” to be presented at Kings Fund Telecare Conference

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Articles, News

This summer, five “prototype” Mindings picture frames were used in a clinical study in a major London hospital to see if Mindings could help people during their recovery from major brain injuries (stroke, road traffic accident etc). After such an injury patients often remain in hospital for up to six months, which is difficult for patients, and their families. The study tested to see if Mindings could improve the patient’s memory, and/or improve their well-being.

On 24 November, the researcher and myself presented preliminary findings at a research conference at the hospital. The main conclusion is that not only did patient well-being dramatically improve, but so did their family’s. Among other things, the families said that they felt they were really helping with their loved-one’s recovery.

The research will be published in the New Year (hence why I currently can’t say too much about the details of the study), but today The Kings Fund confirmed that the research paper has been accepted as a poster presentation and speaking slot at their “International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare” in March 2012.

To say we are delighted would be an understatement…!

Stu 😉

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Mindings wins top startup award!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in News

Mindings was one of five tech start-ups who emerged as winners of the Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups 2011 competition tonight!

At the final pitching event twenty competitors presented in front of a packed Cambridge University Queens College theatre, judged by senior representatives from companies including Microsoft, RIM, Nokia, Qualcomm Ventures, Innovacom, Broadcom, Orange, O2 Telefonica and ARM.

In the press coverage, much was made of the quality of the businesses presented at the event, with Business Weekly in particular highlighting Mindings‘ Stuart Arnott’s presentation.

“The quality of entrants shows that innovation and entrepreneurship is clearly very much alive” said Clennell Collingwood, Investment Director at Cambridge-based VC company TTP Ventures. “We are confident that the winners and many of the other finalists will go on to make important contributions to the wireless industry.”

The other worthy winners were Advanced Balance SystemsBlu WirelessQiqqa and Proxama.

Presentation photo credit: Alan Bennett, Media Imaging Solutions

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So, what does Mindings mean? (It’s a real word!)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Articles

In this week’s The Next Web weekend feature, Paul Sawers ask nine startups “how did you get your name?“, including Mindings!

Plus, Mindings wasn’t always called Mindings, found out what it used to be called…

Read the full story here.

Stu 😉

 

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