Digital Health

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Global foundation launches value-based healthcare pilots

(Reuters) - Key healthcare stakeholders, led by the World Economic Forum, plan pilot programs this year to show the value of a new model for healthcare that would track and pay for treatment based on how well it works rather than the volume of care.<p>The first pilot, being set up in Atlanta, Georgia, …

Health Care

Apple Watch NikeLab featured in hands-on ahead of tomorrow’s release

Last week Nike unveiled its latest collaboration with Apple: Apple Watch NikeLab. Now the limited edition Apple Watch Series 2 has been featured in a <i>Highsnobiety</i> hands-on shoot ahead of its upcoming release.<p>Just like Apple Watch Nike+, Apple Watch NikeLab is a co-branded Apple Watch Series 2 that …

Apple Watch

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Shots fired at Fitbit, but some don’t hit

Rep counting in a $140 device is great, but that's not the whole story.<p>The thinner-and-lighter trend isn't just dominating smartphones and …

Wearable Tech

How Machine Learning Can Support Clinical Decision-Making — and Leave the Doctor in Control

Machine learning is like a smart, experienced but inarticulate colleague. It excels at classification in healthcare, but when it comes to treatment, …

Machine Learning

FDA approves first digital pathology system for diagnostic use

Royal Phillips has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its IntelliSite Pathology Solution, a pathology image creation and …

Medicine

Counting your Kegels? There's an app for that! New smartphone game requires women to use PELVIC FLOOR muscles - and a very risque device - to play and win

• <b>Perifit has earned over $77,000 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo</b>• <b><br>The game has a downloadable app and a pink device with sensors that is inserted</b> …

Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone

The residents of Brevillier Village love living there. The retirement community in Erie, Pennsylvania overlooks Lake Erie, and paths dotted by …

Big Brother

Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone (WIRED)

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

Forget replacing humans, Apple wants AI to improve our memory

If Apple has its way in the field of artificial intelligence, robots and algorithms won’t just be used to replace you at work, they could help fix your brain too.<p>Apple executive and Siri co-creator, Tom Gruber, laid out a different vision for artificial intelligence today while speaking at the TED …

Artificial Intelligence

The Digital Health Update for April 25, 2017

As Kaiser Health News' Chad Terhune reports in "Health Care In America: An Employment Bonanza And A Runaway-Cost Crisis" and an op-ed in the NY Times …

Babylon puts a doctor in the machine

Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent<p><b>Imagine a doctor you could consult at any time, describing your symptoms and then getting a speedy and accurate diagnosis - all in a smartphone app.</b><p>That is what British firm Babylon is promising, and to build this perfect doctor it is using machine learning.<p>…

Machine Learning
Silicon Valley

If Everyone’s Cell Phones Listen For Buzzing Mosquitoes, We Can Track And Kill Them

Abuzz uses the microphones on cell phones to find the sound signature of the kind of skeeters that carry deadly diseases. Once we know where they are, we can take care of them.<p>Of the 3,500 species of mosquitoes around the world, only 20 to 25 species carry diseases, like malaria and Zika, that …

Viruses

Prize-Winning DxtER "Tricorder" Makes a Public Appearance With Tech Legend Steve Wozniak

Last week, we wrote about the results of the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE and first place winner, <b>Final Frontier Medical Devices</b>. The team’s concept, …

App creator apologizes for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skin tone

The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism.<p>According to the company, the app will "transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap!" Selfie-takers can make their photos look old, force a smile onto their otherwise grumpy mug, …

Skin

How Fitbit data helped police track down a Connecticut woman’s real killer

BTW<p>We might not have <i>CSI’</i>s zoom and enhance technology at our fingertips just yet, but police are still making expert use of technology literally …

Fitbit

Billionaire Doctor's $11,000 Cancer Test Has Few Takers So Far - Bloomberg

A health-care company founded by the world’s richest doctor is struggling to get paid for an $11,000 diagnostic test, the latest challenge to the …

Health Care

Running with an AI 'personal trainer' is fun, but expensive

The artificial intelligence that we <i>hope</i> will exist in our lifetimes is a world away from what's available right now. A thinking computer that knows us better than we know ourselves, and can make us better than we are, is still the stuff of fantasy. But if our goals are simple and easy to …

Headphones

Headspace, Happify and other meditation apps to get you centered

Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong visits Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford with an array of apps to help you get centered, including Headspace, which features guided meditations of various lengths; Happify, designed to reduce negative thinking; Smiling Mind, which is customized for different …

Meditation

A British tech unicorn is trying to cure Alzheimer's and ALS with artificial intelligence

There is no cure for Alzheimer's, even though it's one of the most common diseases in older people.<p>It takes a lot of time and money to produce even the most everyday medicines, let alone a cure for something like Alzheimer's.<p>According to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, it …

Artificial Intelligence

NFL players grab a data equalizer in era of wearable technology - NFL Nation

Even at the dawn of the wearable technology era, NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins could see where it was all headed. There would come a day, Hawkins said, …

NFL

Five of the best sports watches

Inspired by the London Marathon? A running watch – with GPS, distance tracking and health and fitness stats – is a great way to monitor your progress<p><b>1. TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music</b><b><br>£220</b><p>TomTom’s Runner 3 is waterproof to 40m and comes in four versions with different features. I opted for the …

Wearable Tech

The Digital Health Update for April 22, 2017

Mon dieu! It turns out that telemedicine patients are flashing (their private parts) to their doctors.<p>As Chrissy Farr reports on CNBC, the largest …

The Type of Exercise That Helps You Live Longer

Any type of exercise is good for your health. But in a recent study, researchers found that a specific type called high-intensity interval training …

Exercise

Wearable sensor collects, tests sweat for cystic fibrosis, glucose levels

(Reuters Health) - A next step in wearable health sensors might be a device that causes a patch of skin to sweat, then analyzes the perspiration to monitor or even diagnose disease.<p>Researchers used a prototype to extract sweat from volunteers with the lung disease cystic fibrosis, measure specific …

Medical Technology

Hate the Galaxy S8's unlocking options? Buy a Fitbit

The Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor placement has some people in a tizzy. Here's how to avoid using it and still keep your device safe.<p>The Galaxy S8 …

Samsung Galaxy

Apple testing process for autonomous safety drivers revealed in DMV documents

Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discovered by Business Insider via a public records request show. The documents detail the testing procedure that Apple has created in order to comply with the …

Transportation

Knee replacement joints created by 3D printer for first time in breakthrough by US university

Printable synthetic cartilagewhich can be perfectly shaped to fit a knee joint has been designed by scientists in the US.<p>Duke University in North Carolina said the breakthrough will allow surgeons to 3D print replacement parts which are an exact match for a patient’s anatomy.<p>Human knees come with a …

3D Printing

The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is Being Pulled from the Market

The company that developed the Western world’s first gene therapy will withdraw its pioneering treatment from the market because of a lack of …

Medicine