Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives June 2017

 


Microsoft helps fight sudden infant death syndrome




Microsoft is using big data analytics to help researchers fighting sudden infant death syndrome.
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Apple to upgrade watch app to allow cardio equipment connection




At its developers conference, Apple previewed WatchOS 4, featuring a proactive Siri watch face, personalised activity coaching and a new music experience.
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UC Berkeley adopts blockchain to protect personal health data




The University of California Berkeley School of Public Health is using blockchain technology from Taiwanese company Bitmark to give data donors more transparency and rights with their personal data.
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Drone plays games with children in Dutch hospital




Children in a Dutch hospital were kept amused by playing tic-tac-toe with a drone developed by Philips Lighting and students from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
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Russian digital clinic raises $5m round B financing




Doc+, the largest funded digital health company in Russia developing a digital clinic without branches, has raised $5m in round B funding from existing investors.
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US bodies employ machine learning to tackle diabetes




US institutions have joined forces to use machine learning to improve care for people with type one diabetes.
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No sweat as wearables start-up Kenzen raises $5m

Kenzen has raised $5m from multiple investors to develop its non-invasive sweat analysis technology for measuring vital signs and motion sensors to predict and prevent avoidable injuries and illness.
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IBM uses machine learning to detect cancers in China

IBM is partnering with the Baheal Pharmaceutical Group to bring machine learning to cancer detection in China.
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Fitness trackers fail on calories burned calculations




Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, according to a study at Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Northwell and Peerbridge partner on remote monitoring

New York healthcare provider Northwell Health is partnering local company Peerbridge Health to improve remote medical monitoring. The technology enables remote patient monitoring through multiple on-body wireless sensors.
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Axxess brings Uber model to home healthcare




Health technology company Axxess is trying to bring the Uber model to home healthcare in North America.
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MIT helps visually impaired navigate environment




Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses a 3D system to give visually impaired users more information about their environments.
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How walking can power medical wearables




Australian research agency CSIRO has developed a way to use the way a person walks, their gait, to power wearable healthcare devices.
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Wearables can reduce stress, say researchers




A heartbeat-like vibration delivered onto the inside of the wrist can make the wearer feel significantly less stressed, according to researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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