Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives February 2016


Italtel plans e-health launch and demo at Mobile World Congress
Italian telco Italtel plans to launch an end-to-end architecture for e-health, energy management and infrastructure at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company said it would unveil a range of services to address the growing IoT market.
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HCL and Microsoft tackle remote patient monitoring at incubation centre
Indian company HCL Technologies has opened an IoT incubation centre in Washington, USA, designed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite for remote patient monitoring applications.
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Philips gets FDA clearance for MR suite patient monitor
The Expression MR400 from Dutch company Philips, which monitors patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The MR400 provides ICU-comparable, bedside quality monitoring in the MR suite for all patients, including those with serious medical conditions or who require anaesthesia.
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Researchers warn users not to rely on health data from wearables
Researchers at three UK universities have warned users of wearables to be cautious about relying on the fitness data they provide.
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Contact lens could monitor health and provide information from smartphones
A contact lens that monitors the wearer’s health and can transmit information directly from a smart device to the eye is the goal of researchers from the University of South Australia as it sets out to transform the common contact lens into the next generation of consumer electronics.
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Fitness devices help 18.4% growth in wearables market, says Gartner
Fitness wearables, which include wristbands, smart garments, chest straps, sports watches and other fitness monitors, continue to increase in popularity, driven in some part by US wellness programmes, according to Gartner, which forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.
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Berkeley boffins develop wearable that analyses sweat
A flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and synchronise the results in real time to a smartphone has been developed by researchers at University of California Berkeley.
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Impinj finds partners to improve logistical efficiency in healthcare
Impinj, a Seattle-based provider of Rain RFID technology, has introduced products aimed at improving logistic and supply chain efficiencies in the healthcare industry with partners Conexus, DeRoyal, Arc Healthcare Technologies and Vuemed.
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First Stop telemedicine start-up raises $2.1m seed funding
First Stop Health, a Chicago-based telemedicine provider, has finalised its latest seed round at $2.1m, bringing total funding to date to $5.6m.
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Major fitness devices leak personal information, say Toronto researchers
Researchers at the University of Toronto have found major security and privacy issues in devices made by Basis, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Mio, Withings and Xiaomi. The researchers also analysed the Apple Watch and found no issues.
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HPE, Arqiva, Vision360 win UK health service IoT pilot projects
The United Kingdom's National Health Service has awarded contracts to Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), and to Arqiva and Vision360 to run two Internet of Things healthcare pilots in England. Five additional contracts for predictive health analytics, longitudinal health records and electronic patient pathways pilots in “NHS test beds” were awarded to a number of other companies including Alphabet Verily (the renamed Google Life Sciences division), IBM, Philips, GE, Merck, and Accenture.
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Smart pill developed for cancer and IBS management
Researchers in Australia have developed a smart pill that could be used to manage and prevent serious digestion related conditions including colon cancer, IBS and IBD.
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KORE, MobileHelp partner on elderly health
Georgia based managed IoT wireless network provider KORE is extending its partnership with medical alerts specialists MobileHelp.
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Dissolvable wireless sensors to monitor brain
Medical researchers have developed tiny implantable wireless brain sensors smaller than a pencil tip to measure intracranial pressure and temperature before being absorbed into the body.
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EU working group on mHealth data quality
The move is a necessary first step to integrating any data collected by smart phones, watches or other mHealth devices into formal medical electronic health records.
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IBM Watson, AHA and Welltok partner on heart health
IBM, the American Heart Association and health platform provider Welltok are partnering to apply cognitive computing and machine learning to workplace and mobile cardiac physiological data. The effort is designed to manage and minimise cardiovascular diseases.
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