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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives August 2017

 
Samsung and Maxim invest in hydration-tracking wearables



South Korean giant Samsung and US chip firm Maxim Integrated have invested in Texas-based LVL Technologies, a company developing proprietary sensor platforms for wearables.
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Partnership combines AI and blockchain for healthcare
Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based artificial intelligence company, has announced a research collaboration with the Bitfury Group, a full-service blockchain technology conglomerate, to develop blockchain-based healthcare applications.
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UCB uses Byteflies wearables to monitor seizures



Belgian biopharmaceutical company UCB is to use wearable technology from local start-up Byteflies to monitor difficult-to-measure seizures experienced by people with epilepsy.
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Continua updates test tool for diabetes remote monitoring
The Personal Connected Health Alliance has approved a Continua Test Tool, adding in enhancements based on the Continua design guidelines, including chronic disease remote monitoring for diabetes care, hypertension, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Mhealth app speeds concussion recovery for teens



Researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have found that an mhealth app can speed recovery for teenagers with concussion.
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UL and IEEE collaborate on wireless diabetes monitoring standard
Underwriters Laboratories and the IEEE have agreed to develop a consensus-based standard for wireless diabetes device security using the Standard for Wireless Diabetes Device Security provided by the Diabetes Technology Society.
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Professional athletes driving smart clothing market

Growing adoption of smart products by professional athletes to optimise the performance level and prevent potential injuries is anticipated to drive the smart clothing market worldwide, according to Global Market Insights.
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Xiaomi overtakes Apple and Fitbit in wearables market



Chinese company Xiaomi has overtaken Apple and Fitbit to become to become the world’s largest wearables vendor, according to Strategy Analytics.
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Philips kit monitors patients at Lakeland Health



Lakeland Health in Michigan is to use the Philips IntelliVue Guardian’s clinical decision algorithms to obtain vital signs and seamlessly integrate validated patient data directly to the EHR, reducing human errors and saving time.
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Imagine if your wifi router knows when you are dreaming



To make it easier to diagnose and study sleep problems, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a way to monitor sleep stages without sensors attached to the body.
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Finnish IoT start-up raises $1.5m to help elderly



Digital healthcare firm Health Invest Finland has closed a $1.5m round of funding led by Finnish funds Kuus Invest, Viavan and European business angel investors.
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It’s a boy: First baby born thanks to Ava fertility tracker



The first baby conceived using Swiss company Ava’s fertility tracker bracelet has been born in St George, Utah.
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Wearable technology provides data link to emergency services



Five wearables companies – WiseWear, Fusar, Kairos, Lumenus and Roar for Good – have partnered with New York based RapidSOS to provide a data link to US emergency services from their wearable products.
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Jupiter Medical Center launches telehealth platform



Jupiter Medical Center in Florida is making it easier for patients to receive convenient medical care with the launch of the Care Anywhere telehealth platform.
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DDC and Tecsys collaborate on drones for healthcare



Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has signed a commercial agreement with Tecsys to collaborate on the design, development and implementation of a drone delivery service for the healthcare market.
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Connected mhealth market to top $90bn by 2022

The connected medical devices, apps and services market will reach US$90.5bn by 2022, up from $21.2bn in 2017, at a CAGR of 33.7%, according to Markets & Markets.
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Garmin and K4Connect bring activity tracking to seniors




Swiss company Garmin is extending its traditional activity tracker market to seniors following a deal with North Carolina-based K4Connect. The aim is to encourage an active, social lifestyle for older adults.
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Philips wearable cleared to treat psoriasis in USA




Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the BlueControl wearable light therapy device to treat mild psoriasis. In the USA, BlueControl is a class II prescription medical device designed for home use.
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Unisys survey finds support for sharing health data

Consumers largely support sharing personal data with police or healthcare providers via smart devices, but enthusiasm varies depending on why and by whom the data are collected and how they are to be used, according to a survey by IT company Unisys.
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IoT executives hungry for RFPs, says IMC

IoT executives are hungry for reference RFP documents that show them what is needed for a particular technology and for lists of vendors that comply with those RFPs, according to a survey by the IoT M2M Council (IMC).
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PhysIQ raises $8m to support AI health platform




Illinois-based PhysIQ, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to empower digital health for ambulatory patient monitoring and clinical trial support, has closed $8m series B financing led by 4490 Ventures.
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Maven lands $10.8m to improve women’s healthcare




New York telemedicine start-up Maven has completed a $10.8m series A financing round to help its mission to improve women's and family health. This brings the company’s total funding to over $15m.
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Wearsafe adds Android to existing Apple support




Wearsafe Labs has added Android Wear to the existing Apple Watch support for its tags that let users send an instant alert for help directly from their watch face.
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