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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives September 2015

 
Philips reveals prototype to tackle type-one diabetes

Philips and Radboud University Medical Centre have introduced a connected digital health prototype that could enable people living with diabetes and their health care providers to make more confident care decisions while managing the complexity of diabetes self-care.
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Qualcomm buys Capsule to increase connected health offering

Qualcomm has acquired Capsule Technologie, a Massachusetts-based provider of medical device integration and clinical data management technology with more than 1930 hospital clients in 38 countries.
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Ericsson, Sony and SK Telecom conduct joint trial of LTE-enabled wearables

Ericsson started laboratory trials this month in Sweden of LTE-enabled IoT wearables for lifestyle and wellness applications to be followed by field trials with Sony Mobile on SK Telecom’s network in South Korea.
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Cardinal Health opens laboratory to investigate IoT use in medical supply chain

In an IoT approach to health care, Ohio-based Cardinal Health has opened its Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation Lab, a research and development facility dedicated to reducing the $5bn in waste in the health care supply chain for devices and implants.
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Malaria alert bracelet and pneumonia monitor lead Wearables for Good challenge

New wearable technologies including a malaria alert bracelet for infants, a water purification band and an ear-worn pneumonia monitor are among the ten ideas selected for the final stage of the Wearables for Good design challenge.
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Accenture patient platform delivers actionable insights on care

Accenture is launching the Intelligent Patient Platform, a suite of integrated cloud-based, analytics-driven technologies designed to deliver real-time, actionable insights on patient care.
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Krixi launches 16 telemedicine modules at Singapore conference

Krixi announced 16 clinical modules integrated into its Krixi Care telemedicine platform at this month’s HIMSS AsiaPac conference in Singapore.
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Mobile health apps provide baffling choice for consumers, says IMS

The number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000, as developers incorporate innovative data collection features linked to sensors and wearables, according to a report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
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Activ8rliveswaterproof activity tracker connects via Bluetooth Smart

Activ8rlives has launched a fully waterproof activity tracker called BuddyBand2. It comes with three interchangeable wristbands and an accessory to attach to a belt or pocket for those who cannot wear anything on their wrists.
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Multi-patient monitoring market matures in Western Europe, says Frost & Sullivan

As the Western European multi-parameter patient monitor (MPM) market is in its mature stage, it will generate most of its revenues from replacement units, according to Frost & Sullivan. On the other hand, the Eastern European market, which has not reached maturity, will predominantly see new MPM installations.
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Google boost for Apple as it catches up Fitbit in wearables market
Google has introduced Android Wear for iOS. This will initially be available on the LG Urbane smart watch , with others from Huawei, Asus and Motorola to follow soon. The news comes as Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established wearable device market leader Fitbit
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Samsung launches sensor and app to improve sleep quality
Samsung Electronics unveiled Samsung SleepSense at IFA 2015 in Berlin last week. The personal healthcare device aims to helps people improve the quality of their sleep.
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Wearables long way from predictive analytics, says Intel chief
Although wearables are helping health providers, organisations and individuals monitor medical activity, there is still a long way to go before they can provide serious predictive analytics, according to Christopher Gough, a lead architect at Intel’s health and live sciences group.
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Vivint donates smart home technology to autism group
Vivint has donated $50,000 of security and smart home products to families of children with autism.
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Kentucky healthcare provider deploys cyber security to protect smart medical devices
Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, Northern Kentucky’s regional healthcare leader, has deployed a security system to detect critical cyber vulnerabilities in network-connected medical devices without taking them offline and endangering patient care.
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Dutch medical centre uses time tracking IoT platform on heart patients
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands, has become the first commercial deployment of an IoT-based time tracking system for acute myocardial infarction patients.
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Start-up Halo schedules hydration monitor for early 2016 launch
Michigan-based technology start-up Halo Wearables is set to release its non-invasive hydration monitoring wearable early next year.
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Bluetrack develops GPS belt for keeping tabs on dementia sufferers
Elderly people suffering with dementia and other similar diseases are being urged to belt up with a GPS accessory from UK firm Bluetrack. The GPS tracker belt has been developed for those suffering from diseases that cause serious memory loss.
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Toshiba processor targets medical wearables market
Toshiba Electronics has launched an application processor for use in wearable devices such as activity monitoring products, smart watches, bracelets and glasses-type devices.
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Aging population set to be major driver for mhealth growth
The global mhealth market is expected to reach US$49.12bn by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 47.6% from 2013 to 2020, according to Grand View Research. And Market Research Assistance found RMB16.36bn had been invested within China telemedicine market in 2014.
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