Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: November 2017

 
Fitbit picked for US research programme




Fitbit has been selected as the first wearable for use in the All of Us research programme established by the White House in 2015. The project is funded by an award from the National Institutes of Health to the Scripps research institute.
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IBM helps Think Research scale healthcare




IBM is helping Canadian digital healthcare platform provider Think Research drive scalability for its suite of cloud-based clinical decision support tools.
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Pill contains sensor to show it has been taken




The FDA has approved the first drug in the USA with a digital ingestion tracking system. The Abilify MyCite has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken.
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Runtopia opts for crowd funding to bring smart running shoes to market




An Indiegogo campaign by Chinese company Runtopia aims to bring to market smart running shoes that, as well as being comfortable, provide insightful data and real-time coaching.
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Taipei hospital adopts blockchain for health records




Taipei Medical University Hospital and Digital Treasury Corporation have jointly unveiled a blockchain-based personal healthcare record operating system to enable the rise of a patient-centric healthcare, where individuals carry their own medical information digitally.
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Monitor alerts physicians of high blood pressure




Emed Jamaica has created a remote monitoring device that lets individuals monitor their blood pressure at home. It is for patients who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and are at risk of developing other serious, life-threatening conditions.
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ResMed connects PAP device to patient monitoring platform




What is claimed to be the world's smallest positive airway pressure (PAP) device has been connected to AirView, the world's largest remote patient monitoring platform.
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Wearables market driven by need for patient data




The need for more real-time data about patients will drive the market for wearable technology, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
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Pod M2M helps ForaCare with telehealth connectivity




ForaCare, a California technology company dedicated to the design, development and marketing of products for chronic disease management, has signed a deal with Pod M2M to connect its mission critical IoT telehealth service.
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Ava fertility bracelet could detect pregnancy




The Ava fertility cycle-tracking bracelet could also be used for pregnancy detection, according to researchers at the University Hospital of Zurich.
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Avreo lets healthcare leverage IoT and cloud

South Carolina-based Avreo has released technology that lets healthcare organisations leverage the power of the IoT and cloud to ensure high availability of their healthcare systems and data without maintaining a vast on-site infrastructure.
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Alliance to bring patient connected devices into care plans




Validic and Partners Connected Health are testing a system that will ultimately provide Partners HealthCare clinicians and researchers with access to patient-generated health data from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices.
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FDA clears Abbott smartphone-compatible cardiac monitor




Illinois-based Abbott has secured US FDA clearance for an insertable cardiac monitor that is smartphone compatible to help physicians remotely identify cardiac arrhythmias.
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PCHA and Wego target patient-driven innovation

The Personal Connected Health Alliance and Wego Health have announced a partnership to strengthen collaboration between connected health companies and freelance experts drawn from the patient and caregiver community.
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AkioSoft uses AI to improve patient access




At last month’s Annual Congress of Family Medicine in Montreal, Canadian company AkioSoft launched a virtual health care clinic that uses artificial intelligence as an additional tool for physicians to improve patients' access to health care.
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Vishay sensors improve detection for medical wearables




To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology has introduced two high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes that deliver enhanced sensitivity for visible light.
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