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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives January 2016


 
Intel CEO focuses on health and sport in keynote at CES

Transforming the way people train, view and compete in sports, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced in his keynote speech at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a series of collaborations with industry brands that will use technology and data analytics to benefit people's overall health, fitness and athletic performance.
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Valencell accuses Apple and Fitbit of patent infringement

Wearable biometric data sensor technology company Valencell has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Apple and Fitbit.
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Samsung targets processor at health-based wearables

Korean giant Samsung Electronics has started selling a processor aimed at health-focused wearable products, and demonstrated three Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects for the first time at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Google and J&J form company to make surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson and Alphabet's life sciences unit have formed an independent company to create smaller, smarter and less costly robotic-assisted systems for surgery than those sold by other companies.
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FDA prepares for medical wearables onslaught

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing for an onslaught of medical-grade wearables seeking approval.
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Remote health monitoring on the way to Mars

Remote health monitoring is about to boldly go where mhealth has not gone before, to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The Canadian Space Agency, with help from Montreal-based Hexoskin, is developing a wireless sensor system that can be worn by astronauts to monitor their vital signs.
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3Plus introduces four connected wearables at CES

California-based 3Plus introduced four connected products at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From basic activity trackers to advanced smartwatches, the wearables track and record daily activity and sleep and use Bluetooth 4.0 to provide smartphone notifications.
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Zipnosis raises $17m for remote patient diagnosis development

Minneapolis-based telemedicine company Zipnosis has raised a US$17m Series A financing round to accelerate product development.
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Clinical study investigates wearables and big data to treat Parkinson’s
Cynapsus Therapeutics and the Michael J Fox Foundation are working together to incorporate wearable device technology and big data approaches into a clinical study to treat Parkinson's disease.
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IDT sensor can help wearables detect overexposure to sun’s rays
Integrated Device Technology sensor can detect overexposure and underexposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, provide indoor and outdoor contextual awareness, and give improved image quality for mobile devices.
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AIG invests in start-up with technology for keeping workers healthy
Insurance giant American International Group (AIG) has made a strategic investment in Human Condition Safety, a New York based early-stage technology start-up developing wearable devices, analytics and systems to improve worker safety.
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VC funding in health technology levelled off in 2015
Venture capital funding in the health IT sector fell slightly globally in 2015 after 2014’s record year, according to consultancy Mercom Capital Group.
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5Lion invests in Italian wearables-for-the-blind start-up Horus
Horus Technology, an Italian start-up that combines technologies taken from robotics, health and augmented reality to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired, has received a US$900,000 investment from 5Lion Holdings, an American diversified holding company.
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PushDoctor raises $8.2m in financing round
PushDoctor, Europe’s largest online GP marketplace, has raised an $8.2m round of Series A financing. The round was jointly led by Oxford Capital and Draper Esprit, who are joined by Partech Ventures.
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Four out of five approved mhealth apps fail security tests
More than 80 per cent of the mobile health apps approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or the UK National Health Service (NHS) have at least two of the top ten security risks, according to tests by Arxan Technologies.
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Medical wearables can extend battery life with Maxim chip
Designers of wearable medical, fitness and other IoT applications can improve power and battery life with a power-management chip from California-based Maxim Integrated Products.
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Optical heart rate sensor cuts complexity for wrist-based wearables
Silicon Labs has introduced an optical heart rate sensor designed to reduce the cost and complexity of wrist-based heart rate monitors.
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