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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives March 2017

 
Microsoft uses AI to tackle burden of Taiwan’s aging population



Microsoft is investing deeply in artificial intelligence research to help tackle healthcare problems stemming from Taiwan’s aging population.
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Senior connected care device receives VC investment



Las Olas Venture Capital is investing in CarePredict, a connected health care company developing a platform that combines machine learning and predictive analytics with a wearable device to predict health declines based on changes in behaviour.
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Bodycap connected pill receives CE mark



An ingestible connected pill that enables monitoring of the body’s core temperature has received the CE mark meaning the Bodycap device will be commercially available in countries that recognise the certification.
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Body heat could be power source for medical wearables



Medical wearables could soon be powered by body heat alone thanks to the development of a new material by scientists at the University of Utah.
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New IMC member calls for recycling of medical IoT devices
The medical industry should look at recycling IoT devices, according to Re-Teck, which optimises reverse supply chain management services. Re-Teck is the latest sustaining member of the IoT M2M Council.
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Beautyrest harnesses AI to produce intelligent sleep monitor



Simmons Bedding, using artificial intelligence technology from Fullpower, has introduced the Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor that pairs with any mattress or foundation, allowing individuals to turn their bed into a smart bed.
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Maxim power device extends battery life for health monitors

Designers of wearable, health-monitoring, IoT, mobile, and other connected devices have been given help in their struggle to extend battery life with a boost regulator from California-based Maxim Integrated.
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Philips helps children’s hospital with patient monitoring



Philips and Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona have signed a 15-year agreement to redefine imaging, patient monitoring and clinical informatics in paediatric care.
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IBM brings AI to virtual gym coach



IBM is working with Italian company TechnoGym to build an artificial intelligence-driven cognitive coaching platform for health and wellness.
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Apple Watch measures signs of depression
An Apple Watch app is being used to monitor and assess cognitive functions in patients with depression. The pilot is a result of collaboration between Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Illinois and UK-based Cognition Kit
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Italtel and Exprivia partner on home care telemedicine
Italian telco Italtel is partnering with local company Exprivia to launch an advanced telemedicine service.
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Japanese hospital tests UHF RFID wristbands



Japan’s Mie University Hospital is carrying out a clinical study to see if it can decrease the burden on patients and workload of staff through the implementation of UHF RFID wristbands from Tokyo-based Sato.
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Breg wearable improves orthopaedic recovery



California-based Breg has introduced a wearable to facilitate and improve patients' at-home recovery following orthopaedic surgery.
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TruClinic acquires Overl.ai for healthcare automation
Web-based telemedicine company TruClinic has acquired privately held Overl.ai, a healthcare automation intelligence company based in New York.
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Toshiba starter kit helps medical wearable development



Toshiba Electronics has announced a development kit that provides the hardware and software needed to create medical wearable devices that handle multiple sensor inputs.
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