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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: September 2019

 

 
Mayo Clinic and Google partner to transform health care




The Mayo Clinic and Google have announced a ten-year partnership to redefine how health care is delivered and accelerate the pace of health care innovation through digital technologies.
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Apple adds health features to latest Watch




Apple introduced its latest watch this month with features including period tracking, a noise app and activity trends. The tech giant also announced three medical studies covering women’s health, hearing, and heart and movement.
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Denso joint venture targets medical IoT

Japanese mobility company Denso has established a joint venture medical IoT company with venture capitalist Beyond Next Ventures.
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Garmin GPS smart watches add health monitoring features




At last week’s IFA show in Berlin, Garmin introduced GPS smart watches with what it claims is the broadest available range of round-the-clock health monitoring features in the market.
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Researchers develop open-source Android version of Apple Health

Cornell Tech, University of California in San Francisco, Sage Bionetworks, Open mHealth and the Commons Project are collaborating to develop CommonHealth, an open source, non-profit Android version of Apple Health.
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Carnegie exercise camera works better than wearables




Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a camera system they claim monitors gym exercises better than wearable sensors and smart watches, and can blur out identifiable faces that would intrude on privacy.
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XRHealth and Magic Leap bring AR to healthcare




XRHealth is collaborating with Magic Leap to bring augmented reality (AR) technology to the healthcare market by delivering remote monitoring and data analytics to clinicians and patients.
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Xiaomi maintains lead in wrist wearables, says IDC




Xiaomi maintained its top position in the wrist-worn wearables market despite strong pressure from Apple, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), which sees health applications driving market growth.
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Fitbit partners Singapore in healthy living programme




Fitbit is collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board on a healthy population project in support of the country’s Smart Nation initiative. This is Fitbit’s first major integration of a digital health platform and wearables into a national public health programme globally.
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Flo app warns women of PCOS symptoms




As September is PCOS Awareness Month, California-based female health app company Flo will provide its polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) self-assessment tool on-demand to all Flo users to help women discover if they have PCOS, and bring peace of mind to others who may suspect they have it.
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AHA and LifePod start remote monitoring trial for heart disease patients




The American Heart Association (AHA) is working with Massachusetts-based LifePod on a remote patient monitoring trial among those suffering from chronic heart conditions.
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Isansys wireless platform monitors advanced liver disease




A smart patch wireless monitoring platform from UK firm Isansys Lifecare supports early interventions and opens potential pathways for patients with advanced liver disease.
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Students develop IoT-based patient assistance system




Students at Chandigarh University in India are making technology work for paralytic and physically impaired patients by developing an IoT-based patient assistance system.
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Wearable could help track alcohol consumption




Can’t remember how much you had to drink last night? That problem could be solved by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are developing a wearable that can monitor alcohol levels.
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Axxess and Trella partner on home health data analytics

Texas home healthcare technology company Axxess is working with Atlanta-based Trella Health to provide data analytics to home health and hospice organisations.
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Syft uses AI to improve healthcare supply chains

Syft has added AI capabilities to its healthcare real-time supply chain analytics platform. The machine learning artificial intelligence algorithms are driving smarter supply chain forecasting.
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