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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives October 2016

 

IBM and Siemens announce five-year plan for health management
IBM and Siemens Healthineers have announced a five-year, global alliance in population health management to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and others deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions.
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Motorola introduces family of smart nursery products
Motorola has introduced a collection of six products that make up what it claims is the world's most intelligent connected baby nursery.
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Wearable helps legally blind people read and recognise faces



A wearable artificial vision device that may help people who are legally blind read and recognise faces was presented at last month’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago.
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PCH Alliance work group to push connected health in China
The Personal Connected Health Alliance has launched a work group to help cultivate the ecosystem of personal connected health technologies in the Chinese market.
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Machine-learning start-up closes $1m seed funding round
Dallas start-up DocSynk's has closed a US$1m seed funding round for its machine-learning platform for healthcare.
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TempTraq temperature monitors donated to paediatric cancer unit in Uganda



Blue Spark Technologies has donated TempTraq body temperature monitors to a paediatric cancer unit in Uganda.
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Lamprey gateway allows secure patient monitoring
Lamprey Networks has launched its second-generation personal health gateway for secure, standardised and cost-effective monitoring of health populations.
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Rwanda uses drones to deliver blood to remote areas

Rwanda has started using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to 21 transfusing facilities in the western half of the country.
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Philips upgrades patient monitoring software

Philips has announced the latest version of its IntelliVue Guardian software, designed to help clinicians in the early recognition of subtle signs of patient deterioration in the general care ward.
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Salesforce helps Lilly personalise patient support

Indianapolis-based healthcare company Eli Lilly has expanded its use of the Salesforce platform to develop apps that personalise patient support programmes, unite care teams and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
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Holmusk smart coach tackles type-two diabetes




Holmusk, a Singapore-based digital health and data analytics company, has launched a smart coach for type-two diabetes. Called GlycoLeap, it delivers human coaching via a mobile app and integrates connected health tracking tools.
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Smart belt from Samsung spin-off keeps check on waistlines




A Samsung spin-off has raised $72,684 from 630 backers on Kickstarter to bring to market a smart belt that monitors users' waistline, number of steps taken and number of hours spent seated.
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EarlySense wireless monitoring tool helps reduce hospital readmissions

Israeli medical monitoring company EarlySense has launched a continuous vital-sign monitoring tool that allows clinicians to detect early patient deterioration in a simple and flexible interface.
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Ice warms to telehealth services in northern Canada

Ice Wireless, a mobile network operator in Canada's North, is joining forces with Pharmaceutical Innovation to offer telehealth services to rural and isolated Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, including amenities not yet available on other wireless networks across Canada.
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STM and HMicro develop chip for disposable smart patches

Swiss chip company ST Microelectronics has teamed up with wireless product developer HMicro to create what is claimed to be the industry’s first single chip for clinical-grade, single-use disposable smart patches and biosensors.
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China leads way in fitness wearables, says GfK survey

China is leading the way using wearables to monitor health and fitness, with 45 per cent of the online population monitoring or tracking their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip or smartwatch, according to market watcher GfK
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