Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives September 2017

 

Microsoft powers IoT for Essity hygiene and health products



Microsoft is helping Swedish company Essity leverage the power of big data and cloud computing to enhance its hygiene and health products.
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Philips connects children’s hospital in Arizona



The Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona opened this month an emergency department and level-one paediatric trauma centre using connected technology from Dutch company Philips.
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Lockheed secures mobile apps for emergency responders
Lockheed Martin is extending its most secure emergency responder and crisis response network communications to include smartphone and tablet devices. The company is using technology developed by California based cyber-security start-up Blue Cedar.
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Call for Canada and USA to improve collaboration on connected health
To transform healthcare delivery in Canada and the USA through the best use of information technology, leading stakeholder groups have released a report highlighting opportunities for improved cross-border partnership.
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NIH $2.5m grant to develop Huntington’s disease wearable
Wearable sensor technology company BioSensics has received more than $2.5m in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health to develop HDWear for monitoring Huntington’s disease.
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Livongo acquires glucose meter connectivity company Diabeto



California digital health company Livongo Health has acquired Diabeto, a New Jersey-based provider of connectivity to glucose meters.
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Canadian robot knows the route to your heart

A surgical robot is helping patients at the Montreal Heart Institute undergo mitral valve and coronary artery bypass cardiac surgery.
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IMC to produce IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) is to produce the IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the world’s largest event for the business of consumer technologies.
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New Apple Watch helps wearers stay more active



Built-in cellular on the series three Apple Watch announced this week should benefit wearers out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout the day.
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Scientists explore how smart homes can monitor health



Three scientists from Washington State University have landed a $1.77m grant to research how smart-home technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar.
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Fitbit partners Dexcom to bring glucose monitoring to Ionic smartwatch



Fitbit has teamed up with California-based continuous glucose monitoring company Dexcom to develop and market products to help people better manage their diabetes and get a more complete picture of their overall health with easy-to-use mobile tools.
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Eurotech IoT connects Fresenius dialysis equipment



Fresenius Medical Care is using Eurotech’s IoT gateways, IoT device middleware and integration platform as the hardware and software building blocks for an IoT project to connect globally deployed medical devices.
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Scientists develop self-help platform for mental healthcare
An international coalition of scientists is launching the AffecTech project, designed to create wearable technology to combat affective health disorders, notably depression, anxiety and bipolar.
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Selfie app detects pancreatic cancer by seeing whites of eyes



University of Washington researchers are developing an app that could allow people to screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by snapping a smartphone selfie.
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Software matches nurses to patients



A software programme from Massachusetts-based MedAptus uses a proprietary protocol engine to match the right patients with the right nurses.
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Medical wearables and disposable sensors set for good years, says ABI



The healthcare wearables market will grow from US$6.8bn this year to more than $10bn by 2022, according to ABI Research, which also predicted that the number of disposable connected medical sensors will exceed 3.5 million annually by 2022.
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