Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: October 2018

 
 
 
Blackberry brings IoT vision to healthcare




Blackberry is bringing its IoT vision to healthcare to improve patient outcomes. The Canadian company has announced partnerships, customers and a blockchain system for the secure sharing of data among all healthcare things using the Blackberry Spark.
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Orion uses AWS for big data in healthcare

New Zealand-based Orion Health has hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amadeus Core, the latest in its suite of data management, storage and sharing products to help healthcare organisations harness the power of big data.
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Reliq provides AI to Premier Health Group




Canadian firm Reliq Health Technologies is to provide telemedicine, remote monitoring and artificial intelligence for clinical staff and more than 100,000 active patients at Vancouver-based Premier Health Group.
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Tough Garmin smartwatch checks heart rate and wellness




Garmin has introduced a military-spec smartwatch that includes heart rate sensors, sports apps and wellness data. Called Instinct, the GPS watch has built-in three-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus GPS, Glonass and Galileo support, and smart connectivity.
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Cancer bodies study mhealth for monitoring patients




Six cancer organisations across the USA are participating in a study to find whether mhealth technology can reduce time spent in hospital following surgery or chemotherapy.
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Savioke and Swisslog launch autonomous healthcare robot




Swisslog Healthcare and Californian robotics company Savioke have announced the full market launch of Relay, an autonomous robot for healthcare settings. Initially deployed for pharmacy and laboratory pick-up and delivery, the robot helps hospitals optimise labour productivity.
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Wearable patch measures stress levels




VivaLNK, a California provider of connected healthcare, has introduced a reusable, wearable patch for the continuous monitoring of stress and recovery levels.
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Health apps lack health focus, finds UNC study




Many voice-activated health and fitness apps have no clear health or fitness focus, according to a study by the University of North Carolina.
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Fitbit combines health coaching and virtual care



Fitbit has announced a connected health platform for health plans, employers and health systems that combines health coaching and virtual care through the Fitbit Plus app, wearable devices and self-tracking and personalised digital interventions to help improve wellness, disease management and prevention.
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Huami health band screens heart rhythm in background



Chinese wearables company Huami has released two smart wearables and a custom-designed chipset: the redesigned Amazfit Health Band 1S; the Amazfit Verge smartwatch; and the low-power MHS001 wearables artificial intelligence chip.
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Prima-Temp acquires Kindara to expand fertility franchise



Prima-Temp has expanded its fertility franchise with that acquisition of fellow Colorado-based Kindara, a digital health company with a successful fertility platform. The acquisition expands Prima-Temp presence in the fertility marketplace ahead of next year’s launch of its Priya personal fertility sensor.
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Coaching app brings Nasa workouts where needed



Oyo Fitness has launched a coaching app that wirelessly communicates fitness programmes with real-time coaching, tracking and feedback.
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InTouch to build medical IoT network for Intuitive Surgical



InTouch Health is to build a medical IoT network for fellow Californian company Intuitive Surgical. The network will let Intuitive provide an integrated way to access their surgical systems securely within medical institutions.
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IMinuut brings augmented reality to healthcare



Dutch firm 1Minuut Innovation is rolling out Genzõ, a mobile platform available on Android and iOS devices to bring augmented reality to the healthcare industry using smart glasses.
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Design platform helps wearables check ECG, heart rate and temperature



California electronics company Maxim has unveiled a wrist-worn development platform for creating wearables that monitor ECG, heart rate and temperature. The wearable HSP 2.0 health sensor platform is said to save up to six months of design time.
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