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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives September 2016

 

Intel partners Teva to tackle Huntington disease
Intel is developing a wearable device and machine learning platform for tackling Huntington disease (HD). The work is part of a collaboration with Israeli company Teva Pharmaceutical.
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IBM brings cognitive computing to play for Finnish healthcare
Finnish funding agency Tekes and IBM have announced a partnership that will enable Finland to use Watson cognitive computing to help doctors improve the health of its citizens, and strengthen and develop the innovation and business ecosystem in the fields of health and well-being.
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Microsoft helps UK consortium tackle epilepsy
A way to improve the quality of life and care for people who are living with epilepsy has been developed by a private-public consortium in the UK and combines Microsoft technologies, wearables, shared care records, machine learning and data analysis tools.
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Smart sports bra detects body’s core signals



A smart sports bar from Canadian company OMsignal is embedded with patent-pending sensor technologies to capture the body's signals and stream the data to the user's mobile device.
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Boltt uses AI to enhance fitness wearables
Boltt, an Indian wearables and AI start-up, announced a range of smart and AI enabled health and fitness products at this month’s TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
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Technology needed to keep healthcare sustainable, says Maxim chief



The higher than inflation increase in healthcare costs in the USA is not sustainable and technologies need to be deployed to save money, according to Sui Shieh, vice president for industrial and healthcare at California-based analogue chip company Maxim Integrated.
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U-Blox donates 4G modules to keep sick children connected



Swiss company U-Blox has donated 500 4G modules to Norwegian connected healthcare start-up No Isolation to improve an avatar for sick children who have to stay in hospital or at home for a long time.
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Government support aiding ehealth growth in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana
Government-backed ehealth tools are set to revolutionise healthcare in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.
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Renesas wireless charger for wearables resists water and dust

A contactless wireless charging system for low-power applications, such as hearing aids and other wearable devices that require resistance to water and dust, has been announced by Japanese electronics giant Renesas.
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Apple takes risk with smartwatch as competition increases



Apple is takings risks with the latest version of the Apple Watch to return to smartphone growth, according to IHS Technology’s head of mobile analysis Ian Fogg. But it is facing competition from the likes of Alcatel and TomTom.
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Philips and Qualcomm join forces on connected health
Philips and Qualcomm Life have announced a technology collaboration to advance connected health from healthy living and prevention to chronic care management and home care.
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Smart dust could monitor internal organs



Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have built dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
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Bracelet helps women detect fertility window



Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, has launched its first product, a fertility tracking bracelet for detecting a woman’s fertile window.
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IHealth buys EDevice for €94m
California-based IHealth, the first company to release an iOS connected blood pressure monitor, has acquired French connected care firm EDevice for €93.88m.
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Oticon licenses Ceva Bluetooth technology for hearing aid



Danish hearing aid manufacturer Oticon has licensed Ceva RivieraWaves Bluetooth LE technology for its recently announced Opn hearing aid. Opn is said to help people with hearing loss hear better, with less effort and better recall.
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Science follows fiction as miniature robots fight cancer inside the body



Fifty years after the film Fantastic Voyage was first shown in cinemas, the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has unveiled a medical interventional infrastructure devoted to the fight against cancer.
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India and USA collaborate on telemedicine
The American Telemedicine Association and the Telemedicine Society of India have agreed to work together to advance the practice of telemedicine to improve access, quality of care and efficiency in the delivery of health services to citizens of both countries.
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Mobile broadband key for ehealth in Latin America, says 5G Americas
Mobile broadband networks provide a tremendous opportunity to enable the expansion of ehealth services in rural and low-income areas in Latin America, according a white paper published by 5G Americas.
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Healthcare project leads Saesnuk smart city pilot



An intelligent healthcare monitoring system is the initial phase of Saensuk’s bid to become the first smart city in Thailand. This live pilot is based on multiple proofs-of-concept that can be extended to other smart city applications.
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