Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives June 2016

 
 
Philips collaborates to brings big data services to healthcare
Dutch companies Philips and Surfsara have teamed up to provide hospitals with big data research services in the cloud for precision medicine and population health management.
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Qualcomm targets processor at wearables segment
At this month’s Computex in Taipei, Qualcomm Technologies introduced the Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for targeted-purpose wearables segments such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories.
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Samsung funds research into wearable to measure biochemical and electrical signals



Samsung has funded research into a flexible wearable device that can monitor ECG heart signals and track levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time.
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Ingestible sensor could adjust home thermostat within five years, says Ericsson
An ingestible sensor that tracks body temperature and adjusts the thermostat setting automatically once the person arrives home may be a reality within five years, according to Ericsson.
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Telenor launches digital health service in Bangladesh
Telenor has unveiled its first move to improve healthcare in emerging markets, with the introduction of its digital health service, Tonic, in Bangladesh.
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Wearable could predict and prevent asthma attacks



Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks.
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Vodafone IoT SIM powers exoskeleton to help stroke patients
A Vodafone IoT SIM is connecting an exoskeleton that is FDA cleared for use with both stroke patients and spinal cord injuries – the Ekso GT from Ekso Bionics.
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Guided-missile wearables help Australian cricket team
The Australian cricket team will be using guided-missile technology to improve its performance when the test series against Sri Lanka opens later this month. Researchers at Australian Catholic University’s have developed an algorithm using submarine and guided-missile technology to reduce injury and improve performance in fast-bowling cricketers.
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Lucid dreaming feature added to intelligent sleep mask

A lucid dreaming feature is being added to Neuroon, an intelligent sleep mask that can monitor and analyse users' sleep and enhance its quality.
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GE and Accenture build on IoT platform to save $2 billion in healthcare costs
GE Healthcare and Accenture have partnered to build a medical claims processing and cash flow system for US healthcare providers using GE Digital's Internet of Things Predix platform.
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Blue Cross partners with Google on Mental Healthcare
The cooperation will see the use of sophisticated behavioural health management tools, including cloud based analytics and smartphone based patient support and patients' interactions app.
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Fitbit acquires wearables payments from Coin
The acquisition accelerates Fitbit’s ability to develop an active NFC payment solution that could be embedded into future Fitbit devices
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TCS, GE Partner on Digital Health Transformation
TCS is partnering GE to develop new digital health services built on GE's Predix platform for the Industrial Internet.
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Apple rumoured to enter health systems market
Speculation has mounted that technology giant Apple is about to enter the healthcare systems market.
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SAP launches connected health platform
The move marks a major move into the market for connected healthcare and analytics by SAP
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Indiana start-up to build telehealth platform for Parkinson's patients
An Indiana life sciences start-up SpeechVive has gained funding to build a telehealth platform for Parkinson's patients and a medical device to improve their speech clarity.
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Intel funds healthcare AI specialist Lumiata with $10 Million
Lumiata is currently expanding the deployment of medical artificial intelligence designed to improve risk and care management for payers, physicians and population health organisations.
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Nokia and Helsinki University collaborate on remote patient monitoring
Nokia is collaborating with HUS, part of Helsinki University Hospital, and the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Medicine to create innovations for outpatient care and to foster mutual research and development.
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Philips develops contactless way to check blood oxygen saturation
Absolute oxygen saturation of arterial blood (SpO2), a vital sign that is commonly monitored in hospitalised and other patients, can be accurately measured across multiple patients using contactless technology, according to research by Philips.
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Qualcomm and Hill-Rom develop connected vest to help cystic fibrosis patients



A vest that helps clear a cystic fibrosis sufferer’s airways and communicates the health of the patient wirelessly has been developed by a collaboration between Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings and Qualcomm Life.
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Apollo launches integrated health scheme as part of China smart city project
Indian healthcare conglomerate Apollo Hospitals Group and Hainan Ecological Smart City Group, a Chinese industrial park development company, have signed an MoU to develop an integrated modern health care service facility in China’s Hainan province, where a smart city is being developed.
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Sensoria sports bra and T-shirt monitor heart rate
A sports bra and T-shirt that monitor the wearer’s heart rate are being introduced by Washington-based Sensoria.
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AMA adopts ethical guidelines on telemedicine
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted new ethical guidance to help physicians understand how their fundamental responsibilities may play out differently when patient interactions occur through telemedicine, compared with traditional patient interactions at a medical office or hospital.
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Oticon connects hearing aid to internet



Danish company Oticon has launched what it claims is the world's first internet connected hearing aid that opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices.
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Bluewind receives CE approval for wireless bladder controller
Bluewind Medical has received the CE Mark for its OAB-1000, a miniature wireless neurostimulator to treat overactive bladder (OAB).
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Omnicom and Validic partner on connected health development
Validic and Omnicom Health Group have announced a partnership to counsel healthcare companies on the connected health market and to develop products that integrate data from wearables, apps and clinical remote monitoring devices.
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Healthcare to drive location-enabled device market, says ABI Research
New healthcare applications in elderly, dementia and remote patient monitoring will lead to location-enabled health devices breaking two million shipments by 2021, predicts ABI Research.
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