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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: May 2018

 
Apple Watch can monitor mental health




The Apple Watch can be used for measuring the state of the wearer’s mental health thanks to an app from Australian company Medibio.
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Verily supplies smart watch for Parkinson’s research




Alphabet subsidiary Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, is supplying smart wearables for an initiative sponsored by the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.
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Arm, Philips, Qualcomm and others collaborate on medical data

Technology and health companies Arm, ForgeRock, Philips and Qualcomm Life, along with healthcare start-ups Sparsa and US TrustedCare, are collaborating to enable more trustworthy remote patient monitoring data and consented patient-information sharing.
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Garmin looks at how wearables can prevent heart attacks




Garmin is collaborating with the University of Kansas Medical Center to study how wearables can assist in the detection and management of significant medical conditions. Their initial research will focus on sleep apnoea and atrial fibrillation.
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Collaboration aims to bring blockchain to healthcare data




A blockchain healthcare start-up led by Harvard genomics professor George Church (pictured) has initiated a research collaboration with a blockchain and artificial intelligence healthcare company to handle life data.
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Nano device seeks to detect disease outbreaks




A medical electronic device from Nano Global seeks to enable earlier alerts of disease outbreaks in hospitals and high-risk areas. It combines sensors with an Arm processor to create a database of environmental conditions.
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Start-up comes out of stealth to launch glucose monitor




California start-up LifePlus has entered the multi-billion-dollar smart medical wearables category with the introduction of Lifeleaf, a non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable.
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Fitbit and Google collaborate on healthcare




Fitbit intends to use Google’s recently launched Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records.
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Unisys extends security to IoT medical devices




Unisys has updated its Stealth security software suite to extend protection to medical monitoring machines and other IoT devices and connected equipment such as baggage scanners, industrial control systems and surveillance cameras.
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Apple app could track eye disease

An app aims to find out whether Apple smartphones are good enough to track eye diseases. Swiss firm Novartis has launched the FocalView app, an ophthalmic digital research platform created with Apple ResearchKit.
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Great Bay delivers visibility for connected medical devices




Minnesota-based Great Bay Software has launched a platform to deliver visibility into IoT and medical devices on hospital networks. Its sixth-generation product is said to address the security and operational challenges associated with IoT adoption.
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Wearable could tell how humans power movement




For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip back to physical therapy. However, wearable technology developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could help tell whether tendons are ready for action.
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Toothbrush tells users when to go to the dentist




A toothbrush that can inspect users’ mouths as they brush and prompt them to go the dentist if it spots a problem has been invented by London dentist Sunny Sihra. His company Dentii is set to launch its first range of smart-brushes later this year.
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Smartphone ovulation test demoed at ACOG




Taiwanese mobile health provider iXensor demonstrated its Eveline smart ovulation test at this week’s annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ACOG) in Texas. It is said to be the first app-based ovulation test that lets users track and pinpoint their fertility through their smartphones.
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IMC journal covers IoT law and public policy

The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivising the nascent IoT technology sector, began publication last month.
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