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By Brian Caulfield | ehealth, mhealth, mobile health, innovation, quantified self, sensors

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, …

Digital Health

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 …

Medical Technology

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

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

Digital Health

Outcome Health works with Harvard and more digital health deals

Harvard Health Publications, which harnesses the expertise of more than 11,000 Harvard Medical School faculty clinicians to create patient health …

Digital Health

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …

Wing network hopes to be the OpenTable of clinical trials

Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.

Digital Health

Myotest Brings Biomechanics to Wrist Wearables

SION, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Myotest Brings Biomechanics to Wrist Wearables - New High Definition Biomechanics Library at the Wrist with the …

Biomechanics

Study shows telehealth increased office visits, had minimal health benefits

While telehealth is touted as a way to reduce care costs and doctor’s visits, a study from the University of Wisconsin revealed telemedicine may be …

Health Care

Alphabet acquires Senosis, a stealthy health app from serial entrepreneur Shwetak Patel

Alphabet (the Google parent company formerly known as Google) has acquired a small, Seattle-based startup called Senosis Health, according to …

mHealth

Welltory packs a lot of science into its app to measure your stress levels

There’s a lot of talk about the quantified self, but one of the grey areas remains working out your levels of stress. Usually this requires hardware devices. Now a New York-based startup thinks it’s come up with an approach based on specially developed algorithms and machine learning using simple …

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue<p>A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say.<p>The new …

Breakthroughs

These robotic shorts will improve your running performance

If you’ve tried everything to improve your running time but just can’t seem to beat your personal best no matter how much you try, then slipping into …

Apple's healthcare ambitions look to take a step forward

Working with Apple every day, as Apple sees it, could help keep the doctor away—or at least well informed.<p>Apple's push into healthcare is readying …

Apple Watch

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

A team of scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have proven that the mind-controlled device they developed can help stroke survivors regain control of their hands. Stroke typically causes paralysis on one side of the body, leaving patients nearly or completely …

Robotics

FDA clears Oxitone's wrist-worn pulse ox for remote patient monitoring

Ashkelon, Israel-based Oxitone Medical has received FDA clearance for a wristworn pulse oximeter that doesn't require a finger clip. According to the …

Digital Health

Arion Review | Trusted Reviews

Arion hands-on: Simply slip these in to make your running shoes smart<p>Not surprisingly, a lot of information can be garnered about your running from …

The Apple Watch could help doctors spot the leading cause of heart failure

The Apple Watch could be used to detect a heart condition that causes over 100,000 strokes every year, according to a new study.<p>Heart health app …

Medicine

More than a million patients flock to this website. Drug companies are in hot pursuit.

This isn’t Brian Loew’s first run at Internet success.<p>During the thick of the dot-com mania 20 years ago, Loew and some friends built an online publishing company called Worldweb.net. It had 150 employees and $15 million in revenue but, like many start-ups from the era, it never posted a …

Medicine

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain?<p>These are just two of the mind-blowing questions …

Facebook

Ada is an AI-powered doctor app and telemedicine service

Ada, a London and Berlin-based health tech startup, sees its official U.K. push today, and in doing so joins a number of other European startups attempting to market something akin to an AI-powered ‘doctor’.<p>The company’s mobile offering bills itself as a “personal health companion and telemedicine …

Smart bandages will use 5G data to track your health

Bandages are usually very mysterious -- it's hard to know how well you're healing until you unwrap them, and that usually means a trip to the doctor. If Welsh researchers succeed, however, you'll never have to wonder what's going on underneath all that cloth. Swansea University is planning trials …

Health

Smart running shoes won’t make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt

Altra’s Torin IQ were inevitable. Sensors integrated into articles of clothing have long been acknowledged to be the next step in wearable tech, and the Utah-based footwear maker just happened to beat most of its competition to the finish line with a pair of running shoes that bake tracking …

Wolters Kluwer Health

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Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years

About 35 percent of healthcare organizations plan to leverage artificial intelligence within two years — and more than half intend to do so within …

Should IT or doctors lead population health programs? It's not so clear cut

BOSTON -- Learning how to plan, execute and participate in population health management programs is challenging for technologists and physicians …

THEYA Healthcare Founder Named Laureate for Europe

THEYA Healthcare Founder Named Laureate for Europe at 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards<p>- Ciara Donlon wins $100,000 prize at event in …

Innovation

Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? - MIT Technology Review

What if an app could replace a pill? That’s the big question behind an emerging trend known as “digital therapeutics.” The idea: software that can …

Digital Health

How Apps And AI Technologies Can Improve Communication In The Healthcare Industry

In 2014, an event occurred that forever transformed online communication. For the first time ever, mobile internet use became more common than PC/desktop browsing. Simply put, more people began to use mobile devices to connect with businesses, organizations and the healthcare industry.<p>In the …

Digital Health

New York Attorney General settles with three mobile health apps

The New York Attorney General's office announced today that it has settled with three mobile health apps around alleged misleading claims and …

MIT Media Lab