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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: March 2019

 
 
Fitbit and Solera Health tackle type-two diabetes




Arizona-based integrated benefit network Solera Health hopes to reduce the risk of type-two diabetes by using the Fitbit platform to encourage positive behaviour changes, such as increased physical activity and weight loss.
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Apple maintains lead in growing wearables market




Apple has maintained a strong lead in a wearable device market that grew 31.4% worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2018, reaching a high of 59.3 million units, according to data from IDC.
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Fujitsu integrates Maxim heart rate sensor in smartphone




Californian electronics company Maxim Integrated has announced that its Max 30101 heart-rate sensor has been integrated into the F-01L Raku Raku smartphone from Fujitsu.
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Canadian firms collaborate on AI for healthcare




Canadian companies Agent Health and Vooban are collaborating to develop artificial intelligence for the healthcare and life sciences sectors in Quebec.
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Start-up develops smart temperature monitor




Austrian start-up SteadySense has developed FemSense, a smart temperature measuring device for medical applications such as identifying fertile days when trying to have a baby or for patient monitoring in hospitals.
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N-Side suite optimises clinical trial process




Belgian software consulting company N-Side has launched an applications suite that uses analytics and machine learning to optimise the clinical trial process.
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Virtual consultation rooms connect patients with doctors




Virtual life-sized consultation rooms could be appearing in airports and hotels following six years of development by Florida-based OnMed. The rooms use thermal imaging and facial recognition to connect patients securely with doctors.
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AT&T sees first medical wearable certified for LTE-M network




AT&T announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the first medical wearable has been certified for its LTE-M network. It comes from Illinois-based OneLife Technologies, a mobile medical software and data collection company.
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Samsung unveils smartwatches and activity trackers




Samsung Electronics has revealed its latest line-up of Galaxy wearables including an activity tracker. The Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds cord-free earbuds are made for a range of lifestyles.
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Empatica partners Drive on smartwatch to predict lung infections




MIT Media Lab spin-off Empatica is working with the US government's Barda Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (Drive) to develop a smartwatch that will alert users when they are developing a serious respiratory infection, before any symptoms appear.
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AMS wearable heart sensor measures blood pressure




At last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Austria Microsystems (AMS) introduced an optical sensor for continuous cardiovascular health monitoring that performs blood pressure measurement to medical-grade accuracy.
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Playpal completes proof of concept for AI platform

Colorado-based Playpal, an AI-powered health tech platform, has completed its proof of concept, creating iOS and web versions of the platform that collects and consolidates IoT health data from across apps and devices to deliver a holistic picture of a user’s health.
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Smart medical district set for Chicago




The Illinois Medical District, one of the largest health innovation hubs in the USA, and Ignite Cities, a consulting practice developing connected cities through transformed infrastructure and improved city services, have launched a smart medical district in Chicago.
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Healthcare app privacy start-up MedStack raises $2.4m

Canadian start-up MedStack, which specialises in privacy and security compliance for healthcare apps, has raised $2.4m in an oversubscribed seed round.
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LDRA software tools help develop gesture control for wheelchairs




More than €200,000 was saved in developing a gesture-controlled wheelchair by using a tool suite from UK firm LDRA to analyse the software, the company revealed at last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg.
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