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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: June 2019

 
GE and Nyansa integrate AI into patient-monitoring network




GE Healthcare is integrating its Carescape near-real-time patient monitoring network with the Voyance AIOps artificial intelligence platform from California-based Nyansa.
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Tata and SAP use IoT to transform surgical kit handling

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has teamed up with German software company SAP to transform surgical kit handling using IoT and blockchain powered by SAP Leonardo.
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Microsoft helps UCLA analyse clinical data




Microsoft cloud computing services are helping the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) synthesise vast amounts of clinical and research data to speed medical discoveries and improve patient care.
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NHS wants automated voice calls to diagnose




The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is working towards a goal in which an automated telephone answering service will be able to ask about symptoms and give diagnostic advice, according to Sam Shah (pictured), director of digital development at the NHS, speaking at last week’s IoT World Europe Summit in London.
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Health Catalyst analytics empower health professionals




Utah-based Health Catalyst says it is taking healthcare analytics to the next level by bridging the gap between informing professionals about a patient and empowering them with actions they can take in real time to improve patient care, enhance the patient and provider experience, and lower costs.
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FDA approves ReWalk connected exo-suit for stroke patients




The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to an exo-suit that helps improve the mobility of stroke survivors while supplying real-time data and analytics to caregivers. The wearable was developed by Massachusetts-based ReWalk Robotics.
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Melexis far infra-red sensor suits wearables and hearables




Belgian microelectronics engineering company Melexis has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest medical grade FIR (far infra-red) sensor, assembled in a surface mount package for use in applications such as wearables, in-ear-devices (hearables) and clinical point-of-care applications for accurate human body temperature measurement.
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Start-up lands five-year deal to predict disease behaviour




India-based digital marketing and software development agency Untitled Interactive has been awarded a five year contract to develop machine learning systems to study and predict disease behaviour in patients suffering from diabetes, cancer and heart ailments.
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Apple adds fertility tracking to Watch




Period tracking is among a range of health and fitness features Apple is adding to the Apple Watch, the company announced this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference in California.
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Garmin and Blue365 collaborate on wearable health devices




Garmin and Blue365, a health and wellness programme for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) members, are collaborating to encourages improved health and wellbeing through access to the health metrics of wearable devices.
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Caretaker adds continuous monitoring to HealthSaaS platform




Virginia-based Caretaker Medical has added continuous beat-by-beat blood pressure and wireless vitals to HealthSaaS’s remote patient monitoring platform.
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Ava publishes clinical trial data on fertility tracker




Swiss fertility tracking company Ava Science has published details of a clinical study that demonstrates how its technology detects significant, phase-based shifts in multiple physiological parameters throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle to help pinpoint her fertile window.
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Repp introduces real-time tracker for healthcare




Colorado-based Repp Health has released Repp Eo, a real time tracking system for the healthcare market. Repp Eo provides precise x-y coordinates similar to GPS, but is said to be easier to deploy and a fraction of the cost than other tracking devices.
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Pillo closes $11m funding round for voice-controlled medication




Pillo Health, a Boston, USA, based technology company helping patients manage their health at home, has secured $11m in funding from venture investors to complete its series-A round. Backers include Samsung and Stanley Black & Decker.
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Qualife adds biometric analysis to smart pillbox




Hong Kong-based Qualife has added biometric analysis and drug interaction alerts to its Pillgo smart pillbox.
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Analog Devices chip aids vital signs monitoring




Massachusetts-based electronics firm Analog Devices has announced an electrochemical and impedance measurement front end that can be used in vital sign monitoring devices and intelligent electrochemical sensors.
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