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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: June 2020

 
Kore and Dexcom partner to tackle Covid-19




A partnership between US IoT firm Kore and Dexcom is enabling remote patient monitoring of Covid-positive patients with diabetes.
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Five IoT firms join forces to fight Covid-19




Five flagship IoT companies – Abeeway, Claranova, Everynet, Redexia and Semtech – have joined forces to help fight Covid-19 and offer innovations to healthcare staff.
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Xiaomi adds menstrual cycle tracking to Mi Smart Band 5




Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has added a host of health tracking capabilities to its Mi Smart Band 5. These include menstrual cycle tracking, breathing training and REM sleep detection.
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Huma lets NHS create virtual wards for Covid-19 patients




Healthcare company Huma is helping the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) create virtual wards to monitor and care for patients who are at home in isolation with moderate symptoms of Covid-19.
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Coala launches heart and lung diagnostics telemedicine tool




Coala Life, a Swedish innovator in remote cardiac and respiratory monitoring, has launched a smartphone-powered virtual cardiac and respiratory diagnostics product with real-time, p-wave based detection of nine common arrhythmias.
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ZTE and China Mobile launch 5G medical edge cloud




ZTE and China Mobile have launched China's first 5G medical edge cloud platform.
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Safedome uses Bluetooth for Covid-19 contact tracing




Contact Harald from Australian firm Safedome is an easy-to-deploy secure tracking system helping employers run normal operations as it quickly isolates the possible spread of Covid-19.
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LLVision AR glasses spot people with high temperatures




AI-powered augmented reality (AR) glasses from Chinese firm LLVision are helping authorities detect people with high temperatures as part of their fight against Covid-19.
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FDA clears Philips wearable Covid-19 monitor




Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a wearable biosensor to help manage confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients in hospital.
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American Well closes $194m funding round




Massachusetts-based telehealth company American Well (Amwell) has closed its series C financing round, adding $194m in funding.
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U-Blox connects GreenTeg Covid-19 wearable




Heat flux sensor firm GreenTeg is using connectivity from fellow Swiss firm U-Blox to protect health and safety as people return to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Siren raises $11.8m to develop patient-monitoring fabric




Californian start-up Siren has raised $11.8m to commercialise medical technology that embeds microsensors in fabric, allowing for mass production of affordable, washable smart textiles with remote patient monitoring applications.
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IWeecare wearable checks for Covid-19 in Ireland and Taiwan




Taiwanese health-technology company iWeecare says its Temp Pal claimed world's smallest wearable thermometer has been adopted to combat Covid-19 in hospitals in Ireland and Taiwan.
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Varian responds to Covid-19 with remote cancer patient monitoring




In response to the healthcare delivery changes brought on by Covid-19, California-based Varian has added capabilities to its Noona software application, a tool designed to engage cancer patients in their care for continuous reporting and symptom monitoring.
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Isansys partners 42Gears to manage patient monitoring




California-based management provider 42Gears is helping UK digital health technology company Isansys Lifecare secure and manage its patient monitoring system.
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Wearable sensor tracks vitamin C levels in sweat




Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable, non-invasive vitamin C sensor that could provide a personalised option to track daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence.
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Finnish firms develop ECG necklace




Heart2Save and Lumoava, both from Finland, have combine their expertise to develop a medical device – an ECG-necklace – the AiVoni Lumoava. The beautiful design, combined with reliable arrhythmia analysis lets users monitor their heart in a stylish, unnoticeable way.
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