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The FDA OK’d an app as a form of birth control

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s a Food and Drug Administration -approved app for that. The FDA has just given the go ahead for Swedish app Natural Cycles to market itself as a form of birth control in the U.S.<p>Natural Cycles was already in use as a way to prevent pregnancy in certain European …

Pregnancy

Opening the ‘black box,’ Google DeepMind AI system diagnoses eye diseases and shows its work

In eye care, artificial intelligence systems have shown they can match the accuracy of doctors in diagnosing specific diseases. But a new system …

Artificial Intelligence

Wearable X’s ‘smart’ new Yoga pant is aimed at the guys

A lot has been said about the coming future of wearables, but, it turned out, not a heck of a lot took off. It seemed most of us were happy with ‘wearing’ a smartwatch and leaving it at that. In fact, Apple’s recent announcements around the Apple Watch show that ‘wearables’ are not really about …

This kit for making medical tests can be put together like Legos

Ampli’s reusable blocks let scientists quickly and cheaply create diagnostic tests–and they could be especially helpful in the developing world.<p>Right now, if a technician working in a lab in rural Angola needs to run a test to see if a patient is infected with Zika or Ebola, they’ll likely use a …

Groundbreaking Smart Button & Mobile Health App Klikkit Solves Medication Adherence Challenge

COPENHAGEN, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Klikkit, the world's first digital smart button, launched a Kickstarter campaign in the U.S. to solve the …

Personalized Digital Health Is The Future For Chronic Conditions

Today, almost 20% of our GDP goes towards healthcare, and about 1 in 5 of those dollars is spent on diabetes alone. Yet, despite the immense amount of resources allocated to managing this condition, our outcomes are still twice as worse as other countries with lower spending. As a result, many have …

“Apple announces effortless solution bringing health records to iPhone”

“Apple today introduced a significant update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records …

Digital Health

Checking The Pulse Of Personal Tech: How mCare Is Changing Health

Overview<p>People are turning to health apps at a heart-stopping pace, downloading apps that do everything from diagnosing a concussion to playing music …

Electronic Health Use in the European Union and the Effect of Multimorbidity: Cross-Sectional Survey

Background: Multimorbidity is becoming increasingly common and is a leading challenge currently faced by societies with aging populations. The …

Researchers' wearable measures force athletes put on tendons

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have detailed a wearable device that can better measure muscle-tendon tension during certain …

Fitbit will use Google Cloud to make its data available to doctors

Fitbit this morning announced plans to utilize Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API, in order to continue its push into the world of serious healthcare devices. It’s a bit of a no-brainer as far as partnerships go.<p>Google announced Cloud for Healthcare, taking a major step into the world of health, …

Electronic Medical Records

Big pharma, big data: why drugmakers want your health records

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers are racing to scoop up patient health records and strike deals with technology companies as big data analytics start to unlock a trove of information about how medicines perform in the real world.<p>Studying such real-world evidence offers manufacturers a powerful tool to …

Digital Health

How medical reference apps are enabling shared decision-making

Dr. Manish Naik recently examined a patient in his office who was reluctant to get a flu vaccine because of a history of egg allergy. Naik conducted …

Digital Health

Study: Patient self-audits through mobile app match traditional evaluations

Adherence reports self-generated by bowel surgery patients through an engagement and care management app strongly agreed with those recorded more …

Digital Health

Apple’s GymKit Technology Makes Tracking Your Workouts Easier—and More Accurate—Than Ever

Your favorite cardio machines are getting a major upgrade.<p>One of the most frustrating things about using indoor cardio machines is that the data never seems accurate. Most people don’t even take the time to enter their height, weight, or gender, which can skew the stats, so you end up burning fewer …

Adidas shifts away from making its own wearable tech

Wearables are hard. Some of the biggest names in technology have tried and failed to find success in the space, and even those that have become synonymous with the category have struggled to keep up. Adidas is only the latest company to learn this lesson the hard way.<p>As first reported late last …

The Top 15 Examples of Gamification in Healthcare

If you measure your daily step count or raise a virtual plant to drink more water a day, you already fell victim of the charms of gamification. Is it …

Digital Health

Google makes AI tool for precision medicine open source

The company also made DeepVariant, which can be used to improve the accuracy of genomic sequencing, available through Google Cloud.

Personalized Medicine

The FDA Approves the First EKG Reader for Apple Watch

A new feature is coming to the Apple Watch—the FDA has approved the first EKG reader for the gadget.<p>The medical device is the first approved for the …

Health Care’s Buggy Whips and Segways

In a thought-provoking piece, Joseph Caddell and Robert Stiegel warn of “misinnovation.” They talk about it in the context of national security and …

What factors drive adoption of health apps and what obstacles stand in the way?

Digital health for chronic illness is no longer a technology problem – it’s an implementation problem.

Digital Health

This Is Why Blockchains Will Transform Healthcare

The blockchain revolution has made its way to the healthcare industry, and it’s only the beginning of what’s possible. Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain, a study from IBM, found that 16% of surveyed healthcare executives had solid plans to implement a commercial blockchain solution this year, while …

Blockchain

Imperial College Spinout GripAble Launches to Improve Physical Rehabilitation Through Mobile Gaming

Imperial Innovations, the technology commercialisation partner for Imperial College London, announces the launch of a new company, GripAble, which is …

Amazon working with Cerner on pop health cloud platform

AWS will be working with the healthcare tech giant on its HealtheIntent platform to analyze clinical data and predict available treatment.

In-Depth: How digital sensors could change the face of pharma

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article was unclear about differences between Abilify MyCite and the Proteus Digital Medicine Platform.<p>Earlier …

Digital Health

UnitedHealthcare adds Samsung, Garmin trackers to employee wellness platform Motion

UnitedHealthcare members who participate the insurer's UnitedHealthcare Motion employee wellness program, will now be available to use Samsung and …

The government is handing out 10,000 Fitbits to research precision medicine

In his 2015 State of the Union, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative — a massive research project designed to gain more insight into how we live with and treat various diseases. Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) changed the initiative’s name to the warmer, …

NHS starts offering GP appointments via video call

You're often more likely to win a scratchcard jackpot than get a short-notice appointment at your local GP, so it's no surprise there are now a number of services offering nigh immediate, private consultations via smartphone video chat. Babylon Health is one such service that's just become …

FDA clears app-driven, easy-to-clean ECG device

<b>NimbleHeart</b>, the Campell, California-based producer of clinical-grade mobile cardiac monitoring devices, announced that its fully reusable ECG device …

Medical Technology