Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: February 2020

 
 
Cynerio cuts healthcare IoT security project times




Medical-first virtual segmentation from New York-based Cynerio is cutting healthcare IoT security project times from more than a year to weeks and can provide confidence in continuous medical services.
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Telemedicine and robot aid Sheba coronavirus preparations




The Sheba Medical Center in Israel is using telemedicine and robotics as part of its preparation for the coronavirus.
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IBM tool reduces time and cost for clinical trials




At this month’s Scope Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives in Florida, IBM Watson Health unveiled a cloud-based data-driven, study design tool designed to optimise clinical trial protocol design.
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Wearables initiative to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s




Dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s by using wearable technology such as smart watches.
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MIT RFID tags monitor diaper wetness




Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a smart diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert a caregiver when a diaper is wet.
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XRHealth opens VR clinic across US states




XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, has opened a virtual reality telehealth clinic that has been certified in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Delaware, California, New York, Washington DC and North Carolina.
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Apple Watch tops wearables accuracy study at Duke




The Apple Watch 4 was the most accurate wearable in a range of tests carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University in North Carolina. They also found that activity affected results more than skin tone.
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VivaLNK sensors monitor coronavirus patients in China




The Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) is using continuous temperature sensors from Californian firm VivaLNK to combat the spread of coronavirus in China.
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FDA clears Sony to sell smart operating room in USA




Sony Electronics has received FDA 510(k) clearance to sell its Nucleus smart operating room in the USA.
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Patients stick with smartphones longer than activity-tracking wearable




Doctors who want to track their patients’ physical activity might have more luck doing it with smartphones than wearable fitness devices, according to a study by Penn Medicine, part of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Eye tracker opens iPad to people with communication needs




Inclusive Technology has launched Skyle, an eye tracker for Apple’s iPad Pro to help people with complex access and communication needs.
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Aloe Care starts watching seniors at home




Aloe Care Health, a digital assistant for elder care, is now available for consumers and partners. Select customers began receiving their first shipments last month.
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Biofourmis and Imagine MIC develop patient monitoring model




Massachusetts-based Biofourmis is working with Imagine MIC to pioneer a collaborative remote patient monitoring model. Biofourmis' artificial intelligence-powered RhythmAnalytics can provide clinical decision support that identifies cardiac arrhythmias and other issues requiring intervention.
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UTSW researchers use AI to tackle cancer




Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern medical centre are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.
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