is a SME specialized in telecare solutions for frail and disabled
people living at home who need additional support for their independent
living. Its activities include aspects such as establishing telecare
networks to provide telecare services, system integration and
implementation of new technological solutions, R&D with a special
emphasis on elderly people. MKS has been (the largest) telecare
technology and equipment provider Slovenia since 1991 (Tunstall
products). It’s research has been done in close collaboration with the
University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Electrical
Engineering) (1994-). MKS coordinated two studies on a community
telecare network for elderly in Slovenia (1994, 1996). As a partner we
were involved in two national studies concerning eInclusion problems in
MKS has been strongly involved in design and
setting up of a smart home unit at the National Rehabilitation
Institute (IRSR), Ljubljana (2006-). MKS has been active also in
establishing the first home telemedicine network in Slovenia (2006-).
MKS has also an expertise in information security management according
to ISO/IEC 27001 standard. We focus on healthcare organisations where
information security is of extra importance due to the nature of info
being collected, archived and transmitted (2003-).
Dr. Rudel runs several activities to promote telecare in Slovenia. He
gives courses to graduate students at the University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Medicine on “Home telemedicine and telecare”.
Although SME by nature, MKS contributes to strategic policies
addressing people with disabilities in Slovenia (e.g. “eHealth 2010 in
Slovenia” agenda, Elderly in Slovenia by 2010 strategy).