Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: March 2018

 
 
Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation, study finds




Irregular heart impulses that lead to stroke can be detected with great accuracy using an Apple watch with a specially designed application, a finding that could eventually lead to new ways to screen patients for earlier treatment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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AI will transform healthcare, believes Intel VP




In the world of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) holds transformational promise, especially in healthcare, where every one has a stake, according to Navin Shenoy (pictured), executive vice president and general manager of the data centre group at Intel.
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Microsoft app uses 3D audio to help blind people navigate




Microsoft has developed a free app that can help blind or visually impaired people navigate around cities. Called Soundscape, it helps iPhone users explore the world around them through a 3D audio experience.
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Fitbit launches activity tracker for kids




Fitbit has introduced an activity tracker for children. The Fitbit Ace is said to make fitness fun for kids while inspiring the entire family to build healthy habits together and help fight decreasing levels of activity in children.
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App previewed for internet-connected hearing aid




Danish hearing aid provider Oticon previewed its HearingFitness app at this month’s Wearables Show in London. The hearing fitness tracking technology is for use with the firm’s Opn internet-connected hearing aids.
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Gore helps start-up explore smart fabrics for digital health




Delaware-based WL Gore & Associates is collaborating with digital health start-up Bonbouton to explore materials for advanced sensor technology and enable practical smart fabrics for assistive apparel and digital health applications.
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AI helps predict bipolar disorder episodes

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder has been designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at the University of Michigan, Arbormoon Software and Sage Bionetworks.
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Seqster connects Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

San Diego start-up Seqster is providing the George G Glenner Alzheimer's family centres with access to its healthcare data platform to coordinate care and decision-making.
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Test tool ensures compliance with Continua design guidelines

The Personal Connected Health Alliance has released the latest version of its Continua Test Tool, a uniform test process enabling any vendor to demonstrate that its products are compliant with the Continua Design Guidelines, as well as its commitment to ensure safe, secure data exchange for its customers.
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Philips unveils AI platform for healthcare




At last week’s HIMSS show in Las Vegas, Philips unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for healthcare.
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Intel partners Lenovo and Diaceutics to harness AI




At last week’s HIMSS conference in Las Vegas, Intel unveiled a collaboration with Lenovo and Diaceutics that will allow doctors and health care providers to harness the power of AI to transform patient diagnostic testing and improve treatment.
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Arm lays out vision for connected healthcare




UK-based chip designer Arm believes the technology that has made it a dominant force in mobile devices can lead the way to a new range of medical equipment, according to Rhonda Dirvin (pictured), director for marketing and programmes, speaking last month at Embedded World in Nuremberg.
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Apple beats Fitbit and Xiaomi to take wearables top spot




Apple has moved past competitors Fitbit and Xiaomi to claim overall leadership in the worldwide wearables market, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
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VitalConnect platform enables wireless real-time patient monitoring




Wearable biosensor company VitalConnect introduced at last week’s HIMSS conference in Las Vegas a platform that enables wireless, real-time, continuous patient monitoring, and delivers a seamless feed of patient data that supports timely caregiver analysis in the hospital or at home.
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AI mattress automatically adjusts to body shapes




A mattress developed by Silicon Valley-based iFutureLab can autonomously recognise and adapt to individual body shapes and postures in real time to offer better support and comfort.
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Sensor and app turn smartphone into medical device




Swiss company Leman Micro Devices (LMD) has developed a sensor and app that it says will let smartphones be used for medically accurate patient self-measurement of vital signs.
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Wind River backs IMC RFP template programme, and…




The decision by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) to launch an RFP template programme could be just what the industry needs, according to Tom Gibbings (pictured), market development manager at Intel-subsidiary Wind River.
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…Teleena joins IMC, Arrow reveals logic behind joining




Dutch IoT and mobility enabler Teleena has joined the IoT M2M Council trade association to expand its reach among enterprises. And Amir Sherman (pictured) from Arrow Electronics revealed at last week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg some of the thinking behind its decision to join the IMC late last year.
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