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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: April 2020

 
 
Google and Apple develop Covid-19 contact tracing




Apple and Google are working together on Covid-19 contact-tracing technology.
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Fitbit joins research into Covid-19 tracking




Fitbit is collaborating with the Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine on research aimed at using Fitbit data to help detect, track and contain infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
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Polysense uses Semtech LoRa to help Italy screen for Covid-19




Smart human body temperature monitors from California-based Polysense Technologies using Semtech’s LoRa devices have been shipped to Italy to help with its Covid-19 response efforts.
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Taoglas monitors social distancing during Covid-19




Taoglas has announced Crowd Insights, a people movement analytics platform to assist with the urgent public health need for managing crowd sizes and social distancing at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
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CyberMDX raises $20m to protect medical IoT




New York cyber-security company CyberMDX has secured $20m in funding to secure hospital networks and critical medical and IoT devices. The funding will boost market expansion and development of the firm's hospital security and operational efficiency platform.
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Maxim chip halves wearables size and extends battery life




California electronics company Maxim Integrated believes it can half the size of wearables and extend battery life by a fifth using power management technology.
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Coala monitors hearts and lungs of home quarantined patients




Swedish digital health company Coala Life, as supported by the US FDA's Emergency Guidance, can let physicians monitor the hearts and lungs of patients quarantined at home due to Covid-19.
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Rinsfox crowdfunds to make tiny wireless thermometer




Hong Kong start-up Rinsfox has started a crowdfunding campaign to develop, market and sell a tiny, wearable smart thermometer capable of wirelessly delivering temperature readings, alerts and other data.
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Microsoft and C3.ai apply IoT to future pandemics




Microsoft is working with AI software provide C3.ai and a group of US universities to apply IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to mitigate future pandemics.
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Fitbit ups health and fitness features on Charge 4




Fitbit says its latest Charge 4 tracker contain its most advanced health and fitness features so far including a personalised heart rate metric that tracks physical activity beyond steps to help wearers improve their overall health.
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HeartStation picks iBasis to monitor defibrillators




HeartStation, an Illinois-based manufacturer of automated external defibrillator (AED) cabinets and accessibility products, has selected Massachusetts-based iBasis’ eSIM for remote monitoring of AEDs to ensure they are fully powered and operational in the event of an emergency.
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Huawei offers free cloud and AI to fight Covid-19




Huawei Cloud has launched a global action plan to help people around the world fight Covid-19 with cloud and AI services. The Chinese giant will be providing free AI and cloud services and will be recruiting partners around the world to help fight this pandemic.
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Nautilus offers telemedicine for free during Covid-19




California-based Nautilus Medical is offering its TeleRay telemedicine service for free for the treatment of patients during the Covid-19 outbreak. The product complies with the Telehealth Services During Certain Emergency Periods Act of 2020.
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FibriCheck app checks heart rhythms during sleep




Belgian firm FibriCheck has developed a smartwatch app that automatically monitors users’ heart rhythms during their sleep. The app, which can be integrated into any brand of smartwatch, detects episodes of both intermittent and silent atrial fibrillation.
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UniSA and Draganfly develop drone to detect Covid-19




The University of South Australia (UniSA) is working with Canadian company Draganfly on a pandemic drone that can remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions such as Covid-19.
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AI predicts which Covid-19 patients will develop severe symptoms




An artificial intelligence (AI) tool has accurately predicted which patients newly infected with Covid-19 would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a joint US-Chinese study found.
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ATA and Dime partner to advance telehealth




The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and the Digital Medicine Society (Dime), the professional society serving the digital medicine community, have partnered to demonstrate the value of connected technologies in solving some of today's most pressing problems in health, healthcare and health research.
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LifeSignals fast tracks Covid-19 monitoring patch




California-based LifeSignals Group has announced that a single use, wireless biosensor patch for the early detection and monitoring of coronavirus symptoms is being fast tracked for introduction within weeks.
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Essity acquires incontinence wearables firm Novioscan




Swedish hygiene and health company Essity is strengthening its offering in incontinence products through the acquisition of Dutch company Novioscan, a developer of wearable ultrasound technology that monitors the bladder and enables continence control.
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