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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: June 2018

 
 
MIT scientists use RF to power implanted devices




Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with scientists from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, have developed a way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body.
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Asus smart watch can check blood pressure in 15 seconds




A smart watch that can monitor blood pressure in real time was introduced by Taiwanese computer company Asus at this month’s Computex in Taipei.
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Teladoc buys Advance Medical for $350m

New York-based teleheath company Teladoc has acquired Spanish virtual care provider Advance Medical for $350m to broaden its international footprint and give it the ability to offer an expanded set of clinical services worldwide.
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Medalogix analytics optimises home visits




Nashville-based healthcare data science company Medalogix has introduced a home health management product that uses predictive analytics and optimisation technology to provide guidance on patient care plans to healthcare providers.
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Free mobile app turns smartphone into non-contact sleep tracker




SleepScore Labs has released a mobile app that can turn any smartphone into a non-contact, standalone sleep tracker.
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Gana combines AI and blockchain for medical use

Green & Nature Association (Gana) Technologies, an Estonia-based blockchain project, is helping create optimised narrow artificial intelligencefor individuals and research groups in the medical sphere.
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SimplyVital and Cool Kids pilot blockchain-based healthcare in Philippines

A Filipino company has picked the Health Nexus blockchain protocol to fix healthcare nationwide.
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Withings returns as Nokia sells digital health business




Nokia has sold its digital health business to Eric Carreel (pictured), co-founder and former chairman of Withings. Nokia acquired Withings in 2016.
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Philips to build virtual hospital in Netherlands




Philips and the Dutch Rijnstate Hospital have signed a ten-year agreement to build a virtual hospital for large-scale connected care.
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Fertility tracker company Ava raises $30m




Swiss fertility tracking company Ava has raised $30m in a series B funding round. The firm makes a cycle tracking bracelet.
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Wearable medical monitors powered by body heat




Researchers from the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed medical wearable monitors that can repair themselves and are powered by body heat.
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Wearable sleep monitors no substitute for medical evaluation




Wearable sleep monitors should not be used as a substitute for proper medical evaluation of sleep disorders, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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Qardio remote patient monitor increases revenue opportunity




California-based digital health company Qardio has introduced a remote patient monitoring service that helps doctors deliver non face-to-face care while increasing revenue opportunities with the US CPT reimbursement code 99091.
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Mhealth market to grow at 33.5% CAGR, says P&S

The global mhealth market is projected to reach $132.2bn by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 33.5% from 2018 to 2023, according to P&S Market Research.
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