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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives November 2016


 
IBM uses machine learning to tackle cancer
IBM is to use machine learning to understand why some cancers become resistant to drugs. In a five-year, $50m project with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers hope to discover the basis of cancer drug resistance.
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Amazon and AHA combine data to aid heart disease research
The American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services have launched a cloud-based precision medicine data marketplace to accelerate scientific discovery.
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ARM and TrustedCare partner on monitored healthcare
TrustedCare and ARM are collaborating to enable medical devices for use in the care of patients with chronic conditions in a way that allows a wide variety of providers to access information in a secure, authenticated and auditable manner.
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Aircraft makers look to monitor passenger health



Two of the world’s top three aircraft manufacturers are testing a system that will monitor passengers’ and the crew’s health during the flight using technology developed by UK company Plessey.
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ActLight and OnSemi collaborate on heart-rate sensing
ActLight, a Swiss photonics technology firm known for its dynamic photo diodes, has started a project to develop next generation sensors for low energy heart-rate sensing for wearable devices in co-operation with On Semiconductor.
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Reliq starts NHS pilot for remote patient monitoring
Canadian company Reliq Health Technologies has started enrolling patients at Imperial College Hospital in London for a pilot with the NHS for remote patient monitoring and care collaboration.
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Timex fitness trackers look like, well, watches



Timex has launched a line of sophisticated analogue timepieces for men and women equipped with discreet and incognito activity tracking technology.
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AMA approves principles for use of mhealth apps
The American Medical Association has approved a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mhealth apps and associated devices that are accurate, effective, safe and secure.
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Olea wireless respiration monitor could replace spirometers

Olea Sensor Networks has introduced an IoT development platform with software analytics for contact-less, remote health monitoring applications, featuring real-time data collection of respiratory function.
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IBM helps Celgene monitor drug reactions

IBM is working with Celgene to enhance pharmacovigilance methods used to collect, assess, monitor and report adverse drug reactions. The offering will run on the Watson Health Cloud.
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Red Cross turns to telehealth to improve disaster relief




The Red Cross is adopting telehealth technology to deliver remote medical care to communities in the USA that are significantly affected by disasters. The technology comes from New York-based Teladoc.
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Huawei bridges gap between smartwatch and fitness tracker




Huawei Fit is a wearable device featuring multi-sport tracking, automatic step count, heart rate and sleep monitoring, as well as smartphone alerts.
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Litmus puts clinical trial data collection to the test

Start-up Litmus Health, a clinical data science platform focused on health-related quality of life, has launched into public beta. The company uses data collected at the point of experience from wearables, smart devices and home sensors for clinical trial management.
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Maxim platform helps health product developers speed time to market




Designers of health, wellness and high-end fitness applications can quickly validate next-generation products with the hSensor platform from Maxim Integrated Products.
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Cohero Health closes $9m financing round

Digital health company Cohero Health has closed a $9m series A financing round to expand its connected health tools and technologies to empower respiratory patients and improve care through smart mobile devices.
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Hamilton plans peripheral arterial disease mhealth pilot

Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University in Ontario are to pilot remote patient monitoring and care collaboration starting in February next year for patients with peripheral arterial disease.
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