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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives August 2015

 
Sony SmartBand 2 gives more insights about fitness, well-being and stress levels

Sony Mobile has announced SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor life-logger that provides full-scale insights about the wearer’s fitness, well-being and stress levels.
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Samsung and WellDoc team up to tackle type two diabetes

Digital health technology company WellDoc and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics have teamed up to trial a telemedicine project for tackling type two diabetes in Ontario.
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Ralph Lauren launches smart polo shirt that monitors wearer’s health

Luxury clothes maker Ralph Lauren’s PoloTech smart-shirt makes its retail debut this week. The shirt is said to combine sleek, modern style with real-time biometric technology.
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Doctor on Demand teams up with kiosk maker to offer virtual health clinic

Privately owned telehealth, telemedicine and medical kiosk manufacturer Computerized Screening (CSI) has formed a partnership with Doctor On Demand to offer telemedicine and telehealth connectivity on its Virtual eClinic health systems across the USA.
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Ostomy bag sensor start-up receives funding and hires former Miami Dolphins player

British start-up 11Health, inventor of a sensor device for monitoring ostomy and stoma bags, has received a second round of funding and hired former Miami Dolphins player Matthew Wilder to lead its push into the US market.
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Mobile health can help, says American Heart Association

Smartphone applications and wearable sensors can help people make healthier lifestyle choices, but scientific evidence of mobile health technologies’ effectiveness for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, according to the American Heart Association.
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Online doctor visits set to skyrocket, says NBGH

According to a study released this month by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), online doctor visits are going to skyrocket in the coming year.
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Features added to Modernizing Medicine telemedicine dermatology device

Florida-based Modernizing Medicine revealed an updated EMA dermatology product at last week’s American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in New York.
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Telemedicine makes inroads in Asia-Pacific, says Frost & Sullivan

Telemedicine has finally made inroads into the Asia-Pacific market, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan, which says the potential to boost access to healthcare and empower consumers are key reasons behind its adoption.
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Adidas buys fitness tracking app maker Runtastic for €220m
Adidas has bought fitness tracking app maker Runtastic, giving it access to a community of 70 million active users and helping it catch rivals in connected wearables.
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Panasonic robots act as porters in Singapore hospital
If you check into to Changi General Hospital (CGH) in Singapore, don’t be surprised to see robots whizzing around doing the job of porters. The robots come from Japanese company Panasonic to improve operational efficiency in the hospital.
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Smartphones could provides mhealth care for new mums, says researchers
Smartphones could be the best way for providing mhealth care to pregnant women and new mothers, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA.
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Telehealth start-up EVisit raises first $1m in seed funding
Arizona-based start-up EVisit, a physician-first telehealth software company, has successfully filled its $1m seed round of fundraising in under seven months.
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Ernst & Young consolidates consultancies to meet Health 2.0 needs
UK-based professional services company Ernst & Young is consolidating its established health consultancy from across multiple sectors to meet the rapid and disruptive demands across the industry as it gears up for Health 2.0.
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Global mhealth market set to top $33bn this year
The global mobile health market will reach $33.7bn by the end of 2015, according to healthcare market researcher Kalorama Information with help from Apple and Google.
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Microsemi radio module suits implantable medical devices
Microsemi has introduced the smallest radio module it has ever produced. The ZL70323 is for implantable medical devices such as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and neuro-stimulators.
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Telemedicine trial shows positive results for depression treatment
Telemedicine, such as talk therapy delivered by two-way video, has helped older people with depression as much as in-person therapy sessions, a US study found.
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