Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives November 2015

 
 
Fossil Group to acquire Misfit for $260m

Texas-based Fossil Group is buying wearable technology company Misfit for $260m. The acquisition will let Fossil Group expand its addressable market, offering consumers both traditional timepieces and fashionable connected accessories.
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Intel, Google and Tag Heuer partner to create connected Swiss watch

Probably one of the poshest ways to keep track of fitness goals is the latest Swiss watch from Tag Heuer, designed following a partnership with Google and Intel.
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ARM works with HeartToHeart to help neurodegenerative patients

ARM and HeartToHeart Networks have announced a secure digital health system for use by healthcare providers caring for patients with neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
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Osram sensor brings pulse and blood oxygen measurements to wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ SFH 7060 sensor, a development of the SFH 7050 optical sensor, is designed to measure pulse rates and the oxygen saturation level of blood. It is suitable for wearables such as smartwatches and fitness armbands.
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Hypori secures health data access from mobile devices

Hypori showed a mobile thin client at last week’s MHealth Summit in Washington DC that can provide secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile device.
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Fraunhofer Institute shows intelligent shirt at Medica exhibition

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits is introducing during this week’s Medica trade fair in Dusseldorf a shirt that continuously monitors various body signals in mobile applications.
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XG and GlobalMed partner to provide reliable health data transmission

A partnership has combined mobile broadband technology from XG Technology with telemedicine hardware, devices and software from GlobalMed to facilitate the transmission of critical health information, multimedia medical applications, and lifesaving services to locations that are difficult to reach or have limited communications options.
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Toshiba Bluetooth ICs target wearables and healthcare devices

Toshiba Electronics is introducing two Bluetooth ICs for use in wearable devices, healthcare devices, smart phone accessories, sensors, remote controllers, beacons and toys. The Japanese company’s chips have built-in flash ROM, and one also has the option of integrated NFC tag functionality.
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Doctors say no to wearable technology

Digital technology is bringing healthcare professionals and patients closer together, but face-to-face information from peers and pharmaceutical sales representatives remain the biggest influencers on prescribing behaviour, according to research from Cello Health Insights.
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IBM and Carnegie Mellon team to help blind
Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University have designed an open platform to support the creation of smartphone apps that can help the blind better navigate their surroundings.
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Sunn app tunes biological clock when indoors
A lighting app that helps people improve their sleep at night and alertness during the day by keeping the body's biological clock, or 24-hour cycle (circadian rhythm), aligned with the natural cycle of lighting is available from Chicago-based IoT company Sunn.
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Toshiba plans development platforms to tackle IoT healthcare applications
Toshiba is bringing out a series of development platforms to tackle IoT applications from healthcare to logistics using its applications processors. The first development platform will tackle wearables for healthcare applications using the Japanese company’s applications processor.
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On Semiconductor module links hearing aid to smartphone
On Semiconductor is introducing a wireless module to allow hearing aids to be controlled by a smartphone as well as letting the phone stream voice and data direct to the hearing aid.
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Connected pill helps football players monitor body temperature
A French Ligue One football team has used an ingestible connected pill for temperature monitoring in championship matches. FC Nantes tested the Bodycap e-Celsius Performance connected pill for temperature monitoring on ten players during two games.
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Kii and Kyocera team up for cloud-based health monitoring
Japanese companies Kii and Kyocera have announced a strategic collaboration to develop a cloud-based healthcare monitoring service and smart device combination called Daily Support.
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Strap partners Xavier University to analyse lifestyle data
Cincinnati-based human data intelligence start-up Strap and Xavier University are piloting a rewards programme powered by human data that will enable the Xavier community to make healthier life choices.
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