Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: February 2019

 
 
 
IBM explores blockchain for clinical trials

IBM is working with German company Boehringer Ingelheim to explore the use of blockchain technology in Canadian clinical trials, the two firms announced at last week’s Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Florida.
Read full article>>

 
Philips announces connected care updates at HIMSS




Philips announced connected care technology to help drive precision diagnosis, suggested treatment and follow-up at last week’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Florida.
Read full article>>

 
Baltimore mheath pilot aims to reduce emergency callouts




The University of Maryland Medical Center is working with the city of Baltimore on a two-year pilot to deploy an mhealth delivery model in selected areas.
Read full article>>

 
Smartwatch powered purely by sunlight and body heat




A smartwatch and fitness tracker from California company Matrix Industries is powered purely from sunlight and body heat using technology from Transsip and U-Blox.
Read full article>>

 
Bed uses AI to improve sleep fitness




New York sleep fitness company Eight Sleep has unveiled a high-tech bed that combines dynamic temperature regulation, biometric tracking, smart home integrations and sleep coaching.
Read full article>>

 
VivaLNK IoT platform captures human vitals




VivaLNK, a California-based provider of connected healthcare, has announced an IoT-enabled medical wearable sensor platform with a range of sensors, edge computing technologies and data cloud.
Read full article>>

 
Wearables continue growth trend, says Futuresource




Wearable technology continues to capture the interest of consumers and is riding an upwards trend, with close to 105 million wearables shipped in 2018, a year-on-year increase of ten per cent, according to the latest wearable technology market report from Futuresource Consulting.
Read full article>>



IBM collaboration takes blockchain to healthcare

IBM is working with Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC Bank to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.
Read full article>>

 
Smart dental mirror lets patients see inside their mouths




California-based digital imaging company Omnivision Technologies and dental products firm SmartMirror have invented a wifi-enabled smart dental mirror. The device sends images and video from inside the mouth in real time to a connected tablet.
Read full article>>

 
Fertility Focus raises $2.7m to fund clinical trials




Fertility monitoring technology company Fertility Focus has secured $2.7m in its series A round, led by Foresight Group and Coutts Investment Club. This funding will serve to fuel further commercialisation of the company’s OvuSense product in North America and Europe and fund additional clinical trials.
Read full article>>

 
IMS machine learning prioritises medical images

Google Cloud technology partner International Medical Solutions (IMS) is helping radiologists and other healthcare clinicians use machine learning modelling to triage studies focusing on medical images that need immediate attention.
Read full article>>

 
Merck and Tencent bring digital healthcare to China




Science and technology company Merck is collaborating with internet value added services provider Tencent to bring intelligent digital healthcare services to China.
Read full article>>

 
Remote patient monitoring set for rapid growth, says Berg

Revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) products reached €17.5bn in 2018, according Swedish IoT market research firm Berg Insight. Revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.4 per cent until 2023, reaching €46.1bn.
Read full article>>

 
Wearables help users keep New Year fitness resolutions




More than one in three Brits believe that wearable health devices have helped them achieve their fitness goals, according to a survey by computer seller Laptops Direct.
Read full article>>