Check out the bio of our CEO Dr Alasdair Mort and find out more about the launch of our MIME Pro wireless remote patient monitoring system in the winter edition of Ambulance Today magazine 2016. This edition describes how our product has been designed specifically for remote on scene use and global first response. Ambulance Today...
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY. Our team talks about the most kissed face of all time and the importance of knowing your CPR - on land, in the air or at sea.
For those of you who celebrate Valentine’s Day then it’s out with the chocolates and flowers! But at MIME Technologies, this is the one day of the year that reminds our team of the importance of the most kissed face of all time. Who is it that? I hear you ask. Well, this of course this is 'L'Inconnue de la Seine', otherwise referred to as the beautiful, unknown woman of the Seine. According to the story, her body was pulled from the River by the Quai du Louvre in Paris in the late 1880s. With no known marks of violence...
Recently, our team has spent time researching the frequency of medical emergencies in the aviation industry, which traditionally is a topic that goes under-reported. As MIME Technologies’ mission is to support first responders in places where ambulances just can’t go, we are acutely aware of the continuous pressure on the management of in-flight medical events across the world. It is unsurprising to hear that demand on air travel is rising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed a total of 3.8 billion passengers now travel annually by aeroplane, and this number is expected to more than double to 7.8 billion...
Hosted by Edinburgh's fantastic Dynamic Earth our MIME Technologies team spent the last weekend in November 2017 at the World Extreme Medicine Conference. This event is dedicated to sharing and spreading best practice for the world’s medical professionals who are willing to risk themselves to help others. The focus of the three day event is on pre-hospital, disaster & humanitarian, expedition, extreme sport and space medicine. The conference was exceptionally well attended including representatives from NASA, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Society for Experimental Biology. In addition to exhibiting our MIME Pro product, the team also conducted workshops to explore the uses of...
Those of us living in the tech world are always excited and enthusiastic to greet any new technology appearing on the horizon, especially if it's close enough to be within our reach. A few such technologies in recent years include Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Most of us will have heard of VR, but it isn't that new in tech terms. VR has been around since the 1960s, when Ivan Sutherland (along with student Bob Sproull) created the first virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display system, named "Sword of Damocles". The idea of VR being that when the headset...
So…let’s be honest. How much do Scottish entrepreneurs really know about the Silicon Valley start-up ecosystem? As an innovative breed of human beings who are keen to push boundaries, one thing is for sure we’re certainly keen to know more! We’ve all heard talk about how great the “Valley” is and how companies can achieve multi-million dollar investments that are on an eye watering scale in comparison to what we generally see here in Scotland. As the MIME Technologies team spent seven days and seven nights packing our diaries in Silicon Valley (a prize won at Scottish EDGE Round 10 finals), we gained a...
Let us introduce you…meet Alan and Sarah. Alan lives in the UK and his job is cabin crew for a European airline. 6,000 miles away, Sarah lives in Botswana. She works as a Park Ranger and spends her days providing safari experiences for international tourists. Both Alan and Sarah share a common responsibility. They are first responders, not doctors, paramedics or healthcare professionals but someone with just a few days of first aid training. Should they face a medical emergency in their job, they are tasked with delivering best possible care and communicating the incident until such time that they...
A Letter from MIME Technologies
The Proclaimers once composed in their 1987 hit single 'Letter from America' about, "Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more, Lewis no more, Skye no more." You can just about hear the song as you read those words, and the lyrics became synonymous with the Freshers week melee at universities (probably still just as relevant in 3017 as in 2017), at weddings...at really any event that had some element of 1) 'disco' and 2) 'Scottishness', although not exclusively. It was a tremendous international success, and it was written around emigration as the theme. Emigration in modern times, due in part to...
Winners of Excellence in Research & Innovation - Scottish Council for Development & Industry
Business leaders from across the north of Scotland gathered for the Scottish Council for Development and Industry SCDI awards ceremony in Inverness. The evening showcased achievements from companies across the Highlands & Islands. A successful night for MIME Technologies as we won the Excellence in Research & Innovation category, presented by Deputy First Minister of Scotland John Swinney MSP.
Venturefest Glasgow 2017
CEO Dr Alasdair Mort presented at Venturefest Scotland 2017, a Summit for Innovation, at Glasgow Science Centre Wednesday 20th September. Alasdair ran a workshop discussing how MIME Technologies maximised support from Scotland's start-up ecosystem.
SMART Scotland Award
MIME Technologies has been awarded a SMART Scotland award from Scottish Enterprise. This will contribute to a years worth of exciting R&D to test the feasibility of a future product.
Press & Journal feature
The Press & Journal coverage of MIME Technologies £80,000 Scottish EDGE win. The entrepreneurial competition is support by Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation.
Winners of Scottish EDGE Round 10
We pitched, we answered...WE WON! MIME Technologies secured £80,000 at the Scottish EDGE Round 10 finals. The event took place at RBS Headquarters in Edinburgh and the high calibre panel of judges included ASOS chairman Brian McBride and BrewDog's "Captain" James Watt. The prize funds will be used for new cross platform developments to ensure our technology can be accessed from any mobile device worldwide. In addition, we were delighted to be identified for our high growth potential and also won a trip to Silicon Valley, home of the world's most successful tech start-ups. A successful week!
‘Remote’ – from the Latin ‘remotus’ (removed) Adjective 1. Distant from towns and cities - “a remote Scottish glen” 2. Having minimal relationship or connection - “The brother and sister’s relationship was always remote” 3. A networked computing system - “Remote access is available through IP address 192.34.673.21” Flick through your dictionary of choice and this is the sort of definition you will see for the word ‘remote’. It’s the type of description that most of us would think of instinctively, although I would guess that most people would imagine distance first. Your mind might drift to a...
In a world where digital technologies are at the forefront of everything we do, how much of a disadvantage are our remote communities really facing? Globally, we increasingly see mobile devices being used as a healthcare hub; we store information on ourselves daily, like activities, diet, exercise and sleep.…this trend is only set to increase! Although few are currently integrated into our NHS, the future is most likely to see more sophisticated mobile health apps. We are even beginning to see drones being tested to deliver healthcare packages to remote locations. The key contributor to speeding up this process...
Of course, in an ideal world, during a medical emergency everyone needing an ambulance should get one with perfect timing. Unfortunately, the reality is our NHS ambulance services remain under continuous daily pressure at a national scale. Being first on-scene can be extremely daunting and stressful….but it’s a vital and time critical role! Simply maintaining a patient’s airway CAN save a life. There is no doubt that properly organised response teams like fire fighters and police forces can provide support to ambulance services, often they arrive first on-scene for 999 calls. In the UK we now have an increasing number of collaborations...
Most of us dearly love our frontline NHS. It’s there when we need it from cradle to grave. But it’s an NHS in trouble, under unprecedented pressure of resource versus demand. English hospital trusts ended 2016 with a deficit of £2.45bn. That’s a new record, almost three times more than the year before. To boot, this year we saw winter pressure challenges high on the political agenda, with our NHS being advertised at breaking point. Every year our emergency services are under significant strain. Where are things going ‘wrong’? How can we better support our frontline staff? These are points...
MIME® case study - video Launch
Today we launched our new MIME® Pro video thank you to “Scene-it” Productions. This short film gives a behind the scene glimpse of the challenges involved in international first response. Whether a first responder in the community or an organisation operating over remote sites with a responsibility for care (off-shore, aviation, maritime industries), we demonstrate how our software supports patient management on-scene and communicates this data in real time.
Medica World Medicine Forum
We will be exhibiting our MIME Pro software at MEDICA2016 in hall 16 / F04. Do join us for a product demonstration.
Company Connecting continued it's spotlight on digital health throughout November with an interview with our CEO Dr. Alasdair Mort. Alasdair talks to company connecting about MIME's aim is to develop next generation software for a range of remote monitoring environments. Read the full article about the team's fascinating work with MIME and Alasdair's take on the wider Digital Health industry through Company Connecting Interview