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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: July 2020

 
Telit helps RGF dispense pills for seniors




Italian company RGF Diagnostics is using Telit modules, SIMs, data plans and IoT portal services for Mymemo, an automatic modular pill dispenser.
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IoT tech buyers bullish on near-term capex spending

A IMC poll of more than 100 enterprise users and product makers that buy IoT technology shows that those individuals are not allowing the global pandemic to interfere with their investment plans in the second half of 2020 and beyond.
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Omron lets Mount Sinai patients monitor blood pressure




Omron Healthcare is working with New York’s Mount Sinai Health System to offer patients the VitalSight home blood pressure monitoring system.
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Florida researchers use big data to predict Covid-19 spread




The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding researchers at Florida Atlantic University to develop a model of Covid-19 spread using big data analytics.
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Coala rolls out remote heart monitoring in Florida




A comprehensive cardiac remote patient-monitoring (RPM) programme is being rolled out by My Cardiologist in Florida using a heart monitor from Swedish firm Coala Life.
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VeeMed helps UAE move to telehealth




Californian virtual healthcare technology company VeeMed is helping Dubai-based Seed Group bring telehealth to the UAE following a rise of patients seeking remote services for medical consultations, prescriptions, detection of virus symptoms and treatment of mental health problems.
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FDA clears LifeSignals remote heart monitor




The FDA has cleared a single-use two channel ECG and heart rate biosensor from California-based LifeSignals that provides 72-hour patient monitoring with remote data access in ambulatory, hospital and home settings.
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Wello helps post-Covid-19 return to work




In response to client requests for expanded support, Canadian telemedicine provider Wello has developed an integrated self-screening and reporting protocol to help manage the risk of bringing Covid-19 into the workplace.
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EarlySense continuous monitoring aids detox clinics




Niznik Behavioral Health, a provider of behavioural health services for adolescents and adults, will implement EarlySense’s continuous monitoring system in two of the company's Discovery Point Retreat detox and residential treatment locations in Texas.
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NovaSight raises $8m to develop AI vision care




Israeli start-up NovaSight, a developer of vision care methods using artificial intelligence (AI) and eye tracking technology, has raised $8m in its round A financing.
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Garmin acquires health analytics firm Firstbeat




Garmin has acquired Firstbeat Analytics, a Finland-based provider of physiological analytics and metrics for consumer devices in the health, wellness, fitness and performance markets.
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Philips enhances patient monitoring with FDA-cleared sensor




Dutch giant Philips is collaborating with Colorado-based BioIntelliSense to enhance remote patient monitoring for at-risk patients from the hospital to the home.
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Facedrive Bluetooth wearable aids Covid-19 contact tracing




Canadian firm Facedrive’s TraceScan Bluetooth wearable technology for Covid-19 contact tracing hits the market this week.
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FDA approves Abbott remote heart monitor




The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Illinois-based Abbott’s heart rhythm devices that use Bluetooth connectivity for continuous remote monitoring.
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CardieX applies for wearable sensor patent




Australian firm CardieX’s Atcor subsidiary has submitted a US patent application for its recently announced wearable sensor technology that measures heart beat. Google-backed Mobvoi in China could be the first user.
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Premom fertility tracker offers virtual consultations




Illinois-based ovulation tracker app developer Premom has launched an in-app data-based virtual consultation programme.
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Maxim optical sensor cuts size for health wearables




Maxim has developed an optical sensor for wearable health and fitness products. The drop-in module includes built-in algorithms for heart-rate and oxygen-saturation (SpO2) monitoring, as well as activity classification.
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Consumer wearables not good enough for Covid-19, say researchers




Although it might be tempting to rely on a fitness tracker to catch signs of Covid-19, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois say consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.
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Healthcare kicks off four days of IMC IoT online events

IoT in healthcare and wearables and the effects of Covid 19 will be the subject of the first of a series of four one-day conferences being organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) in September and October.
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Infineon and Blumio develop wearable blood pressure sensor




German electronics company Infineon Technologies is working with California-based Blumio to develop a wearable, non-invasive blood pressure sensor.
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Honeywell software tackles Covid-19 safety in healthcare




Honeywell has developed software to help companies enforce Covid-19 site health and safety procedures for mobile workers in the warehousing, logistics, healthcare and retail fields.
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Mayo platform lets patients be monitored at home




The Mayo Clinic is using technology from Massachusetts-based Medically Home so it can deliver comprehensive and complex care to patients in their own homes.
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Contract-tracing app tackles privacy concerns




A contact-tracing app said to be less invasive than Alexa will launch this month. The monitoring system lets users with coronavirus symptoms take ownership of their personal data while participating in national track-and-trace schemes.
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Activ and Innominds collaborate on surgical sensing




Massachusetts-based digital surgery firm Activ Surgical is collaborating with Innominds on developing surgical sensing capabilities to improve visibility and insights for surgeons around the world.
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US-Chinese wearable checks health by analysing sweat




A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person’s sweat has been developed by researchers from Penn State University in the USA and Xiangtan University in China.
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