The Latest in Digital Health News
The Health Data Exploration Project’s regular scan through the news.
TeleHealth Services, UbiCare To Engage Patients Throughout Care Continuum
- TeleHealth Services and UbiCare are teaming up to provide a unique, proven patient education and engagement solution for hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and ambulatory centers. Through their proprietary technologies, the companies are able to fully engage patients throughout the care continuum with timely, episode-specific messages sent directly to their personal devices. Read more…
Universities are imposing blanket bans on all watches during exams to prevent cheating
- Before it was smartphones, and now as the wearable industry grows, smartwatches are unsurprisingly getting the same treatment in exam rooms. But since it can be a little tricky to determine if someone’s watch is smart or not, greater measures must be taken. Read more…
Reshaping Wearables with Conformal Electronic Systems
- Wearable devices should bend, stretch and move with the human body. Extremely thin MEMS-based devices combined with stretchable metallic interconnects and elastic rubber-like polymers are being used to create comfortable wearable electronics that sense, measure, analyze and communicate information. Read more…
Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures
- Three such devices — a patch, an arm band system and wrist-worn monitors — were reviewed in three separate studies and presented this week at an American Epilepsy Society meeting in Philadelphia. Read more…
Sponge-filled syringe can plug gunshot wounds in seconds
- A syringe filled with expanding sponges that can close gunshot wounds in seconds will soon be used by ambulance crews in the US. Read more…
A wearable device that does more than monitor your health
- Life-science investor Bill Gantz is leading a $5 million deal to fund a wearable device aimed at treating nausea. Read more…
Wearables for the golden years
- A growing number of startups are introducing wearables aimed at the elderly. Read more…
Drone attachment scans disaster zones for breathing and heartbeats
- Getting drones into the air to aid in search and rescue missions is becoming one of the technology’s more promising applications, with infrared cameras and even artificial intelligence offering valuable new tools in combing areas for humans and objects. Read more…
Can Internet of Things Solve Biggest Problems in Healthcare?
- The concept of Internet of Things has revolutionized today’s landscape. The term used to describe the communication between Internet enabled devices has connected the entire world in a single rope, simplifying lives to a great extent. Read more…
Wearable airbags make (motor-)cycling safer
- Dangerous, but fascinating: Motorcycling is a sport that lots of people enjoy all over the world. To make this activity less dangerous, an Italian-based company has now invented a wearable airbag that protects the upper body. A similar device was developed in Scandinavia for cyclists. Both rely on plastics as the material to make this innovation work. Read more…
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