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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives May 2015

 

Apple and IBM team up to help elderly citizens in Japan
Japan Post Group, IBM and Apple have joined forces to improve the quality of life for millions of Japanese senior citizens. The initiative will deliver iPads with IBM-developed apps and analytics to connect millions of seniors with services, healthcare, community and their families.
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Vuemed and Zebra combine to meet FDA medical device identification regulations
Washington-based Vuemed is partnering with Zebra Technologies of Illinois to release VueTrack-UDI, an RFID system that lets manufacturers and hospitals comply with the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations.
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Toshiba development kits for wearable health monitors
Toshiba Electronics has launched hardware (HDK) and software (SDK) development kits that together form a development platform for wearable and IoT devices to enable activity level monitoring as well as taking a pulse and checking heart rate.
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Samsung and start-up Mybitat develop system to monitor elderly in their homes
Samsung Electronics and Israeli IoT startup Mybitat (an AGT Group company) have plans for joint development of an innovative smart home system aimed at helping the elderly remain in their own homes longer and enhancing individual quality of life.
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Vitaphone launches telemedicine service to monitor chronic medical conditions
At last week’s American Telemedicine Association Meeting & Tradeshow in Los Angeles, Vitaphone, a telemedicine and mobile health services provider, launched its Vita health services for chronic disease management platform in the US market.
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Finnish telemedicine startup Meedoc receives €3.5m venture capital funding
Finish telemedicine startup Meedoc has received €3.5m investment from German venture capital company XLHealth to enable the launch of affordable telemedicine across Europe.
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Validic secures $12.5m series B funding
Digital health company Validic has secured a $12.5m series B round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente. The funding is to fuel the North Carolina company’s growth.
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