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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives May 2017

 

IBM uses big data to predict heart failure

IBM Research, in collaboration with California-based Sutter Health, recently completed research developing methods to help predict heart failure based on hidden clues in electronic health records.
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Mayo Clinic and Sensely collaborate on digital healthcare




The Mayo Clinic is collaborating with California-based Sensely on its virtual medical assistant application for patient engagement and chronic disease monitoring.
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Ava trials show finger on pulse of fertility tracking




Fertility tracking wearables company Ava has unveiled the first results of clinical trials proving correlation between pulse rate and identification of a woman’s fertile window.
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Health professionals ignoring security despite ransomware attacks

In the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware virus that was particularly damaging to the healthcare sector, with the UK's NH) being one of the most adversely affected victims, ABI Research has found that healthcare respondents show the least concern regarding security.
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China healthcare developer integrates EarlySense monitoring into intelligent hospital ward platform

Shenzhen Lachesis Mhealth, China's leading intelligent healthcare developer, has integrated EarlySense's InSight contactless monitoring technology into its new intelligent hospital ward platform.
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Passavant hospital uses telemetry to monitor cardiac patients




Passavant Area Hospital in Illinois has become the first hospital to go live with Advanced ICU Care’s telemetry service, in which certified ECG technicians remotely monitor at-risk cardiac patients round the clock.
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ATA and CHQI form telemedicine accreditation joint venture

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and the Clear Health Quality Institute (CHQI) have formed a joint venture to develop the next generation of telemedicine accreditation standards.
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MIT device wirelessly monitors walking speed




Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a device the size of a small painting that can be hung on a wall and measure the walking speed of multiple people with 95 to 99 per cent accuracy using wireless signals.
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Spry keeps chronically ill patients in Loop




Start-up Spry Health has announced Loop, a combination of a clinical-grade wearable and disease management platform for enhancing timely care to chronically ill patients.
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Smart pads monitor urinary tract infections




Pixie’s Class I medical device that uses a sensor and software platform to monitor unobtrusively incontinent seniors for an analyte commonly associated with urinary tract infections has completed FDA registration.
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UC Davis and Healbe test fitness tracker value to health




The University of California, Davis has started a five-year collaboration with Russian health and wellness start-up Healbe to validate whether advanced personal fitness trackers can bring precision-based health services to consumers.
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Sports start-up raises $6m for concussion detection wearable




Prevent Biometrics, developer of a mouthguard than can detect concussion in athletes, has received $6m in new financing, marking the successful completion of the company’s series B round.
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Sentab study shows activity tracker benefits for older people

Most over 64s increase levels of physical activity when wearing an activity tracker, according to research carried out in Estonia and the UK by Sentab.
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Kansas project uses house-based sensors to monitor health




University of Kansas associate professor Joe Colistra and his students are exploring how a smart home can keep its occupants healthy using big data and sensing technology.
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