Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: December 2019

 
Kore acquires Integron to strengthen managed services

Kore Wireless has acquired Integron, an IoT and managed services provider with a focus on the connected health market.
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AWS announces AI service for physicians at Re:Invent

At this month’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced an artificial intelligence (AI) service that offers healthcare providers accurate, real-time speech-to-text transcription so they can focus on patient care.
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Orangetheory uses Apple Watch to boost fitness programmes




The Apple Watch is helping billion-dollar fitness brand Orangetheory Fitness implement connectivity, membership programme and apps for coaches and sales associates to enhance the member experience
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IMC runs NIST IoT panel at CES




The IoT M2M Council (IMC) will be running a panel at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the news that the IoT has been identified as an area of focus for the US federal Lab to Market process by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
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DH Wireless adds M2M to GlobalMed telemedicine service




GlobalMed and DH Wireless are working together to improve telemedicine connectivity in remote areas. By pairing technology, they hope to offer immediate, secured network coverage for critical care in the field.
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Diabeloop breaks therapeutic AI fundraising record




French start-up Diabeloop has completed a €31m series B round of funding, setting what it claims is a European fundraising record in the area of therapeutic artificial intelligence (AI). The products it develops use AI to automate and personalise diabetes management.
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Deep learning in CT scans detects heart disease markers




Artificial intelligence (AI) can provide an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a study presented this month at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.
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Apple and Stanford show Watch can spot heart problems




Wearable technology can safely identify heart rate irregularities that subsequent clinical evaluations confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, according to a study from Apple and the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Smart toilet checks urine for medical problems




A smart toilet has the potential to outperform wearables in monitoring and improving health, according to metabolism scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
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USDA invests in telemedicine and distance learning

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $42.5m in 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects in 37 states and two US territories.
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Cynerio and Rolta partner to secure healthcare IoT




Information technology provider Rolta Advizex and New York firm Cynerio are working together to deliver IoT cyber security to North American healthcare organisations.
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LMD puts cuffless blood-pressure monitoring in smartphones





Accurate blood pressure measurement can be cuffless, calibration-free and built in to every smartphone using technology from Swiss company Leman Micro Devices (LMD).
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Elektra Labs raises $2.9m to improve wearables deployment

Healthcare security company Elektra Labs has closed a $2.9m seed round to improve deployment of smart wearables. The Massachusetts-based company has built an evidence-based catalogue of connected technologies to support clinical research and remote care.
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Maxim reference design allows cuffless blood-pressure monitoring




California electronics company Maxim Integrated has unveiled a cuffless blood-pressure measurement device that meets Class-II regulatory accuracy limits. The reference design enables optical blood-pressure monitoring without requiring bulky, expensive mechanical cuffs.
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C&K switch targets medical IoT devices




Massachusetts switch maker C&K has introduced what it claims is the smallest switch on the market for applications powered by IoT devices, including smart watches and medical wearables such as health monitoring trackers and hearing aids.
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IMC welcomes iBasis as sustaining member

Massachusetts-based communications provider iBasis has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.
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