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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: January 2019

 
 
 
Google buys Fossil smartwatch IP for $40m




Google may be preparing to make a serious challenge to Apple in the smartwatch market following its $40m purchase of smartwatch technology from Fossil Group for $40m.
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Microsoft and Walgreens partner on health care




Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft have joined forces to develop health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health care.
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Maxim combines PPG and ECG into mobile device




Designers have been given an easier way to deliver photoplethysmogram (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements for health monitoring from a mobile, battery-powered device from Maxim.
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Omron launches wearable blood pressure monitor




Omron Healthcare has announced US retail availability for HeartGuide, a wearable blood pressure monitor. The oscillometric blood pressure monitor in the design of a wristwatch recently received 510K FDA clearance as a medical device and is now available for purchase.
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Brain-machine interface central to EEG sleep monitor




At this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chinese AI firm EEGSmart, developer of an EEG-centred professional bioinformatics sensor, debuted its mini electroencephalogram (EEG) sleep monitor, UMindSleep,.
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Wearable detects anxiety and depression in children




A wearable sensor developed by researchers at the University of Vermont can detect hidden anxiety and depression in young children. This can provide the early detection that is important in preventing anxiety disorders, risk of drug abuse and suicide later in life.
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Bongmi launches smart ovulation tracker at CES




Digital healthcare software and device company Bongmi launched a smart ovulation tracker for women and showed the latest version of its smart growth tracker for children at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show.
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Myant builds blood pressure monitoring into smart shirt




Canadian company Myant has incorporated continuous cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology in a comfortable and machine-washable polo shirt.
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Paige turns to Igneous for managing tissue images

New York start-up Paige, which focuses on clinical diagnosis and treatment in pathology and oncology through the use of artificial intelligence, has selected the Igneous unstructured data management-as-a-service to protect and manage enormous datasets of anonymised tissue images.
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Omron connects blood pressure monitor to Alexa




Omron Healthcare has launched what it claims is the first blood pressure monitor to offer connection to Alexa, the cloud-based voice service from Amazon.
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Garmin and ActiGraph collaborate on clinical trial wearable




A collaboration will see wearables from Swiss company Garmin and Florida-based ActiGraph‘s CentrePoint data analytics platform used for academic research, clinical trials and remote patient monitoring.
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CareOs unveils at CES smart mirror that checks wellness




At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, French company CareOs, part of the Baracoda Group, is introducing a smart mirror that helps people monitor their health and wellness.
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At CES, Withings shows analogue watch that records ECG




Withings is unveiling at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas an analogue watch that can record an electrocardiogram (ECG) on-demand, allowing people to monitor their cardiovascular health at any time and prevent heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation.
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Hill-Rom installs patient monitoring into smart bed




Indiana-based hospital bed maker Hill-Rom has integrated continuous contact-free heart rate and respiratory rate sensing and analytics technology into its Centrella Smart+ bed.
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MetTel remote patient monitoring helps Florida home care provider




Florida-based Brooks Rehabilitation Home Health medical care company is using MetTel's IoT connected remote patient monitoring system to reduce re-hospitalisations among high-risk patients.
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BaseHealth predictive analytics mine clinical data

BaseHealth has introduced a predictive analytics platform that mines clinical laboratory data, helping healthcare organisations improve population health, boost quality scores and optimise risk adjustment.
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IMC selects HPE’s Bregulla as 2019 chairman

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) vice president Volkhard Bregulla has been elected 2019 chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He will be joined for the first time by an IMC vice chairman, Sara Brown, VP of marketing with MultiTech Systems.
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