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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives April 2016


 
Pfizer and IBM collaborate to tackle Parkinson’s disease

Pfizer and IBM are collaborating to develop remote monitoring aimed at transforming how clinicians deliver care to patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The experimental approach will rely on sensors, mobile devices and machine learning to provide real-time, round-the-clock disease symptom information to clinicians and researchers.
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Google and Kinvey launch HIPAA compliant mobile backend as a service

Google is collaborating with Massachusetts software company Kinvey to help legacy enterprise medical apps work on mobile devices and meet HIPAA regulations.
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ST Microelectronics software packages suit fitness and healthcare applications

Software introduced by ST Microelectronics allows the detection of human activities from data acquired by inertial sensors embedded in equipment. It is particularly suitable for fitness and healthcare applications in portable or wearable platforms that monitor human physical activities in real time over long periods.
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Smart meter helps mothers breastfeed with confidence
 



A smart meter designed to monitor and measure, in real time, a baby's milk intake while breastfeeding has been introduced by Delaware-based Momsense. The wearable technology will provide knowledge that could give peace of mind and confidence for mothers in the first months of a baby's life.
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US government tool aims to helps mhealth app developers

The US Federal Trade Commission has created a web-based tool for developers of health-related mobile apps. It is designed to help developers understand what federal laws and regulations might apply to their apps.
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MU ultrasound imager brings diagnostics to rural Africa

Tokyo-based medical-device manufacturer MU will this year roll out its US-304 portable ultrasound imager to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa as part of the Doctor Car mobile-clinic project.
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Hanwha forms partnership to provide health monitoring of detainees

South Korean video surveillance company Hanwha Techwin hopes to break into European telemedicine market following a partnership with Oxehealth, a developer of contact-free health monitoring software. Together, they have launched a camera-based health monitoring system for secure room environments.
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Wearables, sensors, analytics, mhealth and telemedicine lead VC funding this year

Wearables and sensors were the top funded area globally by venture capitalists in the healthcare sector in the first three months of this year, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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PCH helps MC10 commercialise interactive body stamps

PCH, which designs custom products for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, is helping MC10, a healthcare technology company specialising in stretchable body-worn computing systems, commercialise its Wisp wearable interactive stamp platform.
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Intel and Exos work to improve fitness wearables
Intel is working with athlete performance specialist Exos to help fitness professionals increase the impact of their clients’ wearables data. The companies will be working to provide added value to future Intel-based fitness products, as well as develop industry education programmes.
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Mobile app helps hand arthritis patients monitor and manage their condition
Vancouver-based mhealth app developer ETreatMD has released a mobile health app for managing hand arthritis. Called MyHand, it lets users measure, monitor and manage arthritis.
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New York cancer hospital uses RTLS to monitor patients
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York is using a real-time location system (RTLS) to keep track of patients. The technology comes from Michigan-based Versus Technology.
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Accutech and TekTone partner on RFID-based patient security
To help ensure the safety and security of patients and residents in hospital and senior living settings, TekTone is pairing its nurse call system with perimeter-based, RFID-enabled wander management technology from Wisconsin-based Accutech Security.
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Jersey hospital implements chemotherapy management system
The General Hospital in Jersey is installing a chemotherapy management system in its oncology department to improve the service provided to cancer patients.
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LifeBeam secures $16m funding to launch fitness wearable
New York based fitness wearables company LifeBeam has completed a $16m funding round led by Squarepeg Capital with participation from Wellborn VC, Cerca Partners, Atomic14 VC, Triventures VC and a number of angel investors.
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Telemedicine moving into mainstream for healthcare providers
Telemedicine continues evolving from a specialty-centric offering to a mainstream service, according to the results from the Reach Health 2016 US Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. Roughly two-thirds of respondents indicated that telemedicine was the top priority or one of the highest priorities for their healthcare organisation – a ten per cent increase from the 2015 survey results.
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