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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: August 2018

 
 
Intel and Philips test AI on healthcare imaging




Intel and Philips have tested two healthcare use cases for deep learning inference models and AI: one on x-rays of bones for bone-age-prediction modelling, the other on CT scans of lungs for lung segmentation.
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Garmin integrates Cardiogram health app into wearables




The Cardiogram heart health app has been integrated with all Garmin wearables featuring optical heart rate, including the latest Fenix, Forerunner and Vívo devices.
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IBM helps MedChain build healthcare blockchain

IBM is partnering Colorado-based early stage company MedChain in building globally compliant healthcare blockchain and decentralised applications for electronic medical records.
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Fitbit partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield




Blue 365, a US-based health and wellness programme for Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) members, is partnering with Fitbit to help consumers create and maintain healthy habits.
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AI predicts wandering in Alzheimer’s patients




Virginia’s George Mason University’s College of Health & Human Services is using machine learning to predict when people with Alzheimer’s disease may start wandering. It is using asset-tracking technology from California firm GTX.
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DHS acquires CrossChx healthcare software

Texas-based Dynamic Health Strategies (DHS) has acquired Connect, a patient information network and suite of healthcare software and hardware products from Ohio firm CrossChx. It has renamed it SecurePass.
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VitalConnect device improves at-home patient monitoring




Californian wearable biosensor technology firm VitalConnect has launched VistaTablet to increase its focus on at-home patient monitoring.
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Aeris publishes definitive guide to the IoT




The third edition of a definitive guide to the IoT has been published by Syed Zaeem Hosain, chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) and founder of IoT company Aeris.
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Microsoft picks telehealth firm as grant winner

A company dedicated to bringing telehealth to rural communities is one of eight winners of Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund, which aims to help close the broadband access gap in rural America by 2022.
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Smart Meter and Validic integration aids diabetes management




Florida-based Smart Meter has integrated its iGlucose cellular diabetes care product with Validic’s data connectivity platform to bring simple, convenient and affordable diabetes management to people with diabetes, healthcare teams and population management programmes.
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Rutgers University invents wristband that counts blood cells




Engineers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, have created a smart wristband that can count blood cells and send the results wirelessly to a smartphone.
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Doc.ai and Anthem use AI on blockchain to predict allergy events




California-based artificial intelligence (AI) platform Doc.ai is working with US health benefits company Anthem to launch an AI data trial on the blockchain to analyse allergy patterns.
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FDA approves smartphone for testing urine




For the first time, the FDA has granted class II approval for a smartphone to carry out urine tests. Healthy.io is the first company in the world to enable the smartphone camera to be used as a clinical grade diagnostic device.
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Collaboration aims to bring digital health to three billion people

The European Connected Health Alliance and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health are working together to accelerate and drive the international deployment of digital health at scale and facilitate collaboration for international digital health projects.
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ThoughtWire launches smart hospital suite

Canadian firm ThoughtWire has introduced smart hospital and smart building application suites for operations performance management. The vertical-specific applications can help real estate owners and hospitals achieve process change, improve operations and unlock better patient and tenant outcomes.
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IoT visitors at CES show huge increases in healthcare markets




Attendees interested in IoT in wearbles and healthcare markets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed dramatic increases over the previous year, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that organises a pavilion and conference at CES covering IoT infrastructure.
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