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There Is Now a Wearable to Check for Opioid Overdose
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TheDigitalWay / Pixabay Wearables appear to be the next big thing in the consumer healthcare segment. We have already seen Apple adding EKG and atrial fibrillation features to the Apple Watch Series 4, and Omron has come up with the world’s first blood pressure smartwatch. Now students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn. have developed a wearable to check
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
World’s First Blood Pressure Smartwatch Is Now Available to Preorder
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Image Source: Omron Healthcare (screenshot) Smartwatches so far, including the Apple Watch Series 4 are advanced enough to measure heart rate along with ECG and atrial fibrillation. Omron Healthcare, however, has come up with the world’s first blood pressure smartwatch, called Omron HeartGuide. Omron’s blood pressure smartwatch – how it works? Omron first showcased this special watch at the CES
E-Cigarette Industry Has its First Billionaires
Altria Group announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs Inc., acquiring a minority stake in the popular e-cigarette company and valuing it at $38 billion. The investment by Altria makes Juul's founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees the first e-cigarette billionaires, according to Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index notes that - assuming Altria's transaction dilutes the holdings of current
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – What Would That Look Like?
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There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence, or AI, is making its mark on several industries. Although the public is fascinated by AI’s numerous possibilities in entertaining and gaming, more urgent AI applications can be found in the health care industry. What follows is an overview of several ways AI can be applied to health care, emphasizing its role in predicting
Virtual Reality May Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease
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geralt / Pixabay Many people are scared of growing old, not only because they fear death but also because they’re concerned about developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now a team of scientists is using virtual reality technology to detect Alzheimer’s disease while it’s still in the early stages. Virtual reality headsets are rarely seen in applications other than in gaming. However, they
Amazon Prime Health is Coming, According to an Early Investor
John Doerr, an early investor in both Google and Amazon, believes Jeff Bezos’s company will offer a “Prime Health” for medical and health products, Christina Farr reports at CNBC.com. Doerr remains close with the Amazon founder, and didn’t mind speculating on where Bezos might take his company next. “Imagine what it’s going to be like when he rolls out Prime
Amazon Brings Machine Learning to Healthcare
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Amazon announced the launch of a new machine learning service that can extract relevant medical details - including patient diagnoses, medication and dosage, symptoms and signs - from unstructured text, such as doctors’ notes, pathology and radiology reports, prescriptions and audio interview transcripts. Called Amazon Comprehend Medical, the service utilizes text analysis and machine learning to read patient records that
Healthcare Needs to Innovate. Enter Blockchain Technology.
Given that 2018 has been an especially terrible year for cryptocurrencies - and an eleventh-hour rally is highly unlikely - one could argue that this is the year when the most interesting discussions around blockchain have been about all the ways how it can be utilized for innovation beyond digital coins. Having evolved from the days when it was introduced
Analyst Upgrades Fitbit Ahead of Push into MedTech Space
Fitness tracker Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT)'s announcement it will enter the health care and medical technology space is a bullish catalyst for the stock. The Analyst Wedbush analysts led by Michael Pachter upgraded Fitbit from Neutral to Outperform with an unchanged $6.50 price target. The Thesis Fitbit on Sept. 19 launched a new connected health platform called Fitbit Care, which