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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: May 2020

 
Fitbit starts large scale AFib wearables trial




Fitbit has started a large-scale, virtual study in the USA on the use of its wearable technology to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of heart rhythm irregularity.
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Intel AI and machine learning detect brain tumours




Intel is working with the University of Pennsylvania on using privacy-preserving AI and machine learning to identify brain tumours.
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Digi health screener helps businesses reopen




Digi’s SmartSense IoT division has announced Safetemps, a scalable and cost-effective 10s health screener to bolster employee safety as businesses reopen amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Google Nest lets Mount Sinai monitor Covid-19 patients




New York’s Mount Sinai Health System has teamed up with Google Nest to use the video and audio technologies to monitor some of the most critically ill patients with Covid-19.
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KT research deploys IoT to fight epidemics




Korea Telecom has announced a three-year research study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for global epidemic response using IoT, artificial intelligence and big data.
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Oxford University spin-out uses AI to spot heart disease




Ultromics, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, has developed a medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict coronary artery disease.
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Ava fertility tracker could detect Covid-19




Scientists are testing to see if the Ava fertility-tracking bracelet can be used to detect Covid-19 infections.
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Eight Sleep expands features on health-monitoring bed




Sleep fitness company Eight Sleep has expanded its IoT-based health-monitoring bed with the Pod Pro, which has double the number of sensors to enable features such as heart-rate variability monitoring.
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Throat wearable tracks Covid-19 symptoms




Researchers at Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago have developed a throat wearable device and are creating algorithms to catch early signs and symptoms associated with Covid-19.
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UK government backs hot-flush preventing wearable




UK start-up Astinno has received a government grant to increase development for a wearable that can detect and stop menopausal hot flushes.
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Intel helps hospitals install Covid-19 remote monitoring




As part of its $50m pandemic response, Intel is working with Medical Informatics on a programme that helps hospitals rapidly install and scale the Sickbay platform, an FDA-cleared clinical surveillance and analytics platform created for ICUs.
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IBM blockchain addresses Covid-19 supply shortage




IBM has announced Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network designed to help government agencies and healthcare organisations identify new, non-traditional suppliers who have pivoted to address the shortage of equipment, devices and supplies needed for Covid-19 relief efforts.
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Mayo Clinic develops Covid-19 skill for Amazon Alexa




Mayo Clinic has developed a skill for Amazon’s Alexa cloud-based voice service that answers questions about the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Omron and AliveCor combine patient monitoring technology




California-based AliveCor is combining its personal ECG technology with blood pressure devices from Japanese firm Omron Healthcare to expand access to remote patient care. The companies also announced the closing of an equity investment by Omron in AliveCor.
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Coala ECG device monitors arrhythmias at home




Coala Life has developed a smartphone ECG device that can detect nine different arrhythmias for home-based monitoring.
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Quantela provides command and control for Covid-19




California-based smart cities innovator Quantela has launched Cover, a coronavirus emergency response platform. The integrated command and control centre for crisis management can help cities around the world boost their ability to monitor, predict and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Indian hospitals turn to Stasis for remote Covid-19 monitoring




As Bengaluru braces for a surge in Covid-19 cases, hospitals are using Indian start-up Stasis’ remote patient monitoring system to set up isolation wards to manage the increased demand.
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Researchers turn chicken checker into smart Covid-19 detector




Scientists at three UK universities have converted a device for checking chickens for viral infections into a smart testing device for Covid-19.
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