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In this section, we provide you with the latest news and trends about Health Care including the development of technology in health care and the global problems that are affecting people’s health care habits.
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Oct 18, 2018
Making use of complex algorithms and machine-learning techniques, AI could be about to help doctors make more accurate predictions about the effectiveness of immunotherapy.
Oct 11, 2018
The aim of RIKEN is to allow for the early diagnosis of congenital heart defects during pregnancy. To do this, the Japanese institute has developed a tool based on artificial intelligen [...]
Oct 4, 2018
The MIT has developed an artificial intelligence tool designed to predict depressive tendencies through text or audio recordings. With an accuracy rate of 77%, this neuronal-network mod [...]
Oct 1, 2018
Complete with an expressive face and boasting an ability to cry and blush, Gaumard’s latest educational robot pushes the boundaries of reality. Named HAL ® S225, the robot has the fa [...]
Sep 27, 2018
By analysing the information gleaned from Google Maps and Street View, as well as data from previous studies, an algorithm is able to determine the obesity rate in a particular geograph [...]
Sep 13, 2018
A new application developed jointly by Cerner and the Duke Clinical Research Institute can gauge certain cardiovascular risks in patients, in particular those related to atherosclerosis [...]
Sep 8, 2018
According to a new study presented at the 2018 ESC Congress, listening to yoga music before sleep is good for your heart. It is said to improve heart rate variability and thus reduce th [...]
Sep 6, 2018
US and Korean researchers have created an artificial retina that provides an effective alternative to silicon visual implants. Ultrathin, flexible and made of 2D materials, the implant [...]
Sep 3, 2018
“Glabella” is the name of the new device created by Microsoft to measure blood pressure. Looking like a normal pair of glasses, this prototype is said to be more reliable and easier [...]
Aug 25, 2018
A new study led by the American Heart Association has shown that the more screen time children and teenagers have, the more sedentary their behaviour becomes. Spending the day in front [...]
Aug 23, 2018
In order to measure the levels of cortisol in the body, university researchers in America have created a wearable device that analyses the substances present in human sweat. The results [...]
Aug 16, 2018
In December 2017, Apple lodged a patent application in the USA for a sun protection quality detection system. A sensor is used to measure the quality of coverage by any sunscreens that [...]
Jul 26, 2018
A report conducted by Chilmark Research at a number of US hospitals indicates that the real-time use of data would enable better management of patient care. Such a move would require th [...]
Jul 19, 2018
US researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of Swedish software in measuring and evaluating bone metastases that develop in prostate cancer sufferers. The programme promises to b [...]
Jul 12, 2018
Google has recently developed an algorithm capable of predicting the length of hospital stays of patients and the risks of readmission or even death, according to Développez.com.
Jul 5, 2018
British researchers have recently created artificial human corneas using a 3D printer. This world-first exploit paves the way for using this technology for more and more complex operati [...]
Jun 23, 2018
The Internet of Things has already proven its worth in industry, and might soon expand into healthcare. Website objetconnecté.com has listed five practices that might be suited to hosp [...]
Jun 21, 2018
Projects applying artificial intelligence (AI) to healthcare took centre stage at the latest Google I/O, with deep learning and machine learning integral to tools designed to improve th [...]
Jun 14, 2018
Canadian researchers have developed a 3D printer capable of producing layers of human skin and which could help carry out grafts.
Jun 7, 2018
Images produced by photoacoustic technology would enhance quality of vision for surgeons in robot-aided surgery. The method would help locate the ureter and uterine arteries and [...]
Jun 2, 2018
AIME (Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology) is a system that claims to be able to predict dengue outbreaks by analysing medical data in real time, databases, and varia [...]
May 29, 2018
Of the many potential fields of application for blockchain, the health sector could be the next in line. The technology’s ability to become a securitised, exhaustive and distributed d [...]
May 26, 2018
The Centre Médico-Psychologique Signes in Poitiers now offers mental healthcare for deaf patients. A specially created team provides support for the deaf and hard of hearing as part of [...]
May 17, 2018
200 years after it was first created, the stethoscope has just been modernised by Steth IO. The American company has now developed a version for smartphone.
USA, Apr 26, 2018
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just delivered its first authorisation for AI-based equipment to make an autonomous medical diagnosis without the intervention of a doctor.
Apr 19, 2018
American researchers have developed a new protocol to repair the sensory cells in the inner ear. This discovery is a source of hope for millions of people with hearing difficulties.
Apr 7, 2018
Belgian researchers have unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that they have developed with the aim of predicting the results of chemotherapy on cancerous breast tumours. The a [...]
Apr 5, 2018
Google has announced the creation of a new application programming interface based on the Cloud and designed to solve interoperability issues in the health sector.
Apr 3, 2018
Versa, Fitbit’s latest smartwatch, allows users to track their menstrual cycles. Connected to a mobile app, the watch’s algorithm offers women cycle predictions and helps them gauge [...]
Mar 31, 2018
In the medical sector, cybersecurity is of real importance, as those involved are now beginning to realise. An effective strategy requires an evaluation of the risks as well as the nece [...]
USA, Mar 29, 2018
A study carried out has shown a marked increase in the usage of apps and smart devices in the health sector in the USA. Users are becoming more demanding with these services and are onl [...]
Mar 26, 2018
There are no doctors or sophisticated medical equipment on the ISS, with the astronauts living on board treated by telemedicine when necessary...
Mar 22, 2018
A start-up by the name of Butterfly Network has developed iQ, a device designed to simplify ultrasound exams and which can display the images directly on a smartphone screen.
Mar 15, 2018
DeepMind – the Google subsidiary dedicated to artificial intelligence –and the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London have developed a form of IA which can detect anomalies on retinal sc [...]
Mar 1, 2018
Paris-Diderot University and the Public Hospitals of Paris are now offering a course in connected health, comprising a year in continuous training and aimed at health-care professionals [...]
Feb 26, 2018
The researchers behind an innovative algorithm that can understand radiologists’ reports associated with head computed tomography scans are looking to create a system capable of inter [...]
Feb 22, 2018
Juhan Sonin, a professor at MIT and CEO of Golvo, is soon to give a lecture on the interests of the non-invasive monitoring of patients for better health data management.
Feb 19, 2018
A connected artificial knee manufactured using a 3D printer is set to be developed by a laboratory in Brest (France), in collaboration with research and industry partners. Equipped with [...]
Feb 15, 2018
Oska Pulse is a compact, rechargeable and wearable device that uses electromagnetic pulses to relieve pain. The pulses pass through tissue and bones and aid the body’s recovery proces [...]
Feb 12, 2018
Researchers at a US university have perfected a pressure sensor which, once implanted in a patient, can provide doctors with crucial data and then simply decompose inside the body. The [...]
Feb 8, 2018
Various innovations were showcased at the CES 2018, including plenty of drones and vehicles. Connected health was also well represented, and here are five of the most promising projects [...]
Feb 1, 2018
Next March, the Digital and Personal Connected Health Conference will be held in Las Vegas, an event attended by experts in the field of technological innovations for hospitals.
Jan 25, 2018
The Korean manufacturer chose to present three projects at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, including Relúmĭno, a prototype pair of augmented reality glasses whose aim is to improv [...]
Jan 18, 2018
Sleepon is set to launch Go2Sleep, a silicone ring designed to detect sleep apnea more affordably.
Jan 11, 2018
Apple Heart Study, an Apple Watch-based ResearchKit study that uses a heart rate sensor to detect potential arrhythmias, launched on 30 November.
Jan 9, 2018
Blockchain, a software platform enabling enhanced security when it comes to data sharing, is about to be adopted by the healthcare sector for the development of its data networks.
Jan 4, 2018
Researchers at the University of Chicago have successfully implanted brain-computer interfaces on monkeys that have lost their limbs in accidents, allowing them to control robotic arms [...]
Dec 30, 2017
A start-up by the name of White Lab has developed Sensio AIR – a connected device which can detect allergens and particles in the air.
United Kingdom, Dec 28, 2017
IBM engineers have come up with an app designed to improve the everyday life of a paralysed British two-year-old by the name of Emerson, whose medical condition requires constant tracki [...]
Dec 26, 2017
Xiao Yi, an android robot created by engineers Chinese, has become the first non-human to pass the tests to become a doctor in China. The machine took the necessary information on board [...]
Dec 25, 2017
A recent study shows that the majority of users of mobile apps dedicated to mental and emotional well-being felt an improvement in their condition. Platforms like these are accessible t [...]
Dec 21, 2017
Autonomous robot Tug is already present in various hospitals and even a few hotels, and has been designed to help employees with simple tasks. For example, the machine can move around c [...]
Dec 7, 2017
Africa has 25% of all global cases of illness, but only 2%-3% of the world’s doctors. Approximately every second person on the continent has no access to modern health services, but t [...]
Dec 6, 2017
While the Apple Watch is not equipped to measure blood pressure or quality of sleep, with the help of an algorithm to analyse data from the pedometer and the cardiofrequencemeter which [...]
Dec 5, 2017
The US Food and Drug Administration recently authorised the sale of Abilify MyCite – the first ever electronic drug, sold by a Japanese laboratory and which works in conjunction with [...]
Dec 4, 2017
Social media has totally changed traditional concepts of relations, responsibility and information in terms of patient behaviour, according to a marketing expert. Healthcare professiona [...]
Dec 4, 2017
A Californian company is hoping to market a connected device which can carry out quick eye tests from the comfort of your own home. EyeQue is a connected headset in which the user inser [...]
Dec 2, 2017
While it seems inevitable that the world’s tech giants will move into the healthcare market sooner or later, that does not mean to say they will not face major challenges in doing so. [...]
Dec 2, 2017
According to the International Data Corporation, expenditure on Cloud infrastructure should reach 40.1 billion dollars this year, before expanding to 266 billion dollars by 2021.
Dec 1, 2017
A medical team at Loyola has developed an on-line system for recording robotic surgery carried out by trainee surgeons, to improve the documentation.
Nov 30, 2017
When a healthcare facility is confronted with a disaster, it is too late to ask how it should organise itself and what it should do. Preparation for emergency situations is of the utmos [...]
Nov 29, 2017
According to a recent report, the population health management market is projected to grow by a yearly average of 25% between now and 2021, a level of growth that will force companies a [...]
Nov 28, 2017
A big step towards the personalisation of drug treatments for cancer has recently been made by US researchers, who have designed an algorithm equipped with artificial intelligence aimed [...]
Nov 24, 2017
Recently approved by the American health authorities, the Senhance robotic surgical system promises great things. The directors of the company that created the system believe that Senha [...]
Nov 23, 2017
In an introduction to his association’s 2018 report, the president of the American Hospitals Association (AHA) underlines what changes need to be made in the near future as well as th [...]
Nov 20, 2017
One day, it may be possible to measure the levels of certain substances in the body with a simple tattoo, thanks to Dermal Abyss. According to its composition and target substances, thi [...]
Nov 16, 2017
Despite problems with integration and reimbursements, telehealth is on the rise. Most US healthcare establishments state they have decided to make greater use of it in the future, as th [...]
Nov 13, 2017
Two doctors from Seattle in the USA have categorically stated that adopting electronic medical records (EMR) on a large scale would be of enormous benefit to their country’s health sy [...]
Nov 11, 2017
The upsurge of mobile and connected devices in the healthcare sector benefits both the patients and the healthcare professionals, namely because they save time and make medical procedur [...]
Nov 9, 2017
Analytical tools like the one developed by the MIT Sloan and Massachusetts General Hospital will enable doctors to make more relevant decisions when it comes to choosing who receives a [...]
Nov 2, 2017
After a fund-raising campaign which generated 15 million euros, a start-up by the name of Wandercraft is hoping to help physically handicapped people to get about upright using "robot w [...]
Oct 30, 2017
French start-up DreaminzZz is launching Hypnos – an innovative connected mask that works via hypnosis!
Oct 28, 2017
A new method for analysing brain scans using artificial intelligence (AI) could make it possible to detect signs of Alzheimer’s years before the true onset of the disease. The techniq [...]
Oct 27, 2017
Interoperability – which enables different technological devices to communicate with one another – is set to become a vital concern for the healthcare systems of the future, at the [...]
Oct 26, 2017
Researchers from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technologies in Korea Republic have developed a miniature, non-invasive electronic device that could revolutionise medical [...]
Oct 21, 2017
What innovative functions will the new Apple Watch have? According to CNBC, a partnership between Apple and Stanford University and the firm American Well is looking into developing a p [...]
Oct 19, 2017
A study financed by Canada Health Infoway shows that 32% of Canadian adults use e-health applications on their smartphones, although this figure drops to 28% of those who actually have [...]
Oct 12, 2017
French start-up Lucine had developed virtual reality goggles designed to reduce physical pain.
Japan, Sep 21, 2017
A brand-new type of intelligent wheelchair is currently being tested in Tokyo airport (Japan). Created by Panasonic, the WHILL NEXT transports passengers with reduced mobility independe [...]
Sep 7, 2017
The e-commerce giant has just created a new laboratory dedicated to healthcare technologies.
Aug 31, 2017
With the advent of connected health, developers have been working on smartphone apps for customers of pharmacies. The three main existing platforms can transmit prescriptions to chemist [...]
France, Aug 24, 2017
The prosthetic knee joint sector is expanding all the time, and it is set to be revolutionised by a French innovation. The FollowKnee is a connected joint, fitted with sensors which hav [...]
Aug 17, 2017
Though many are still in the prototype phase, a number of innovations could help the daily lives of people who are mute, by helping them to communicate with those who do not know sign l [...]
Londres, Royaume-Uni, Aug 14, 2017
Designed by French start-up Plume Labs and unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the smart air-quality tracker Flow is now undergoing testing in London.
France, Aug 10, 2017
Connected health: Dealing with the lack of doctors in France via Telemedica, a connected mini-hospital
With more and more areas of France now suffering from a lack doctors, the town of Laigneville, north of Paris, is looking into a solution via tele-treatment which uses the concept of a [...]
France, Jul 27, 2017
The price of health insurance policies has gone up, which is a problem for the 29 million people in France who do not benefit from group health insurance.
Jul 24, 2017
From glasses to bracelets and insoles, we bring you five smart devices, some of them still in development, that help the visually impaired get around and perceive the world around them. [...]
Jul 21, 2017
By combining artificial intelligence with connected objects, some countries hope to combat the dangers of living in a medical wasteland, a situation that a large part of its population [...]
Jul 21, 2017
In the very near future, activities linked to the development of mobile applications and solutions in the healthcare sector are set to undergo exponential growth. The phenomenon is bein [...]
Jul 3, 2017
Apple is looking to turn its customers' iPhones into virtual health data banks that allow users and their doctors to access their medical records. The company is currently on the looko [...]
Jun 29, 2017
Spanish researchers have managed to create a living human epidermis with the same characteristics as natural skin, from scratch using a 3D printer! The process uses biological ink that [...]
Jun 24, 2017
By 2022, the volume of the global connected health market is set to exceed 53 billion euros, having experienced an average annual growth rate between now and then of over 30%. Investors [...]
Jun 21, 2017
Japanese carmaker Toyota is working on a system for preventing strokes at the wheel. The device, which is still at the prototype stage, uses sensors embedded in the steering wheel, the [...]
Jun 14, 2017
A new on-line tool will enable patients to contact the people treating them directly. Better monitoring will reduce visits to emergency wards and increase life expectancy by five months [...]
Jun 9, 2017
A recent Allianz Worldwide Partner survey carried out among its policy-holders showed that the majority of users of MyHealthApp, the group's app for healthcare on the go, rated the app [...]
Belgium, Jun 5, 2017
Drones might one day be used to transport defibrillators to heart attack victims. More efficient and cheaper than a traditional ambulance, this method has recently been tested in Belgiu [...]
United States, May 31, 2017
Narrowly approved by the House of Representatives on 4 May, the "Trumpcare" reform would, in its current form, cause 14 million more people to lose health insurance from 2018. According [...]
May 14, 2017
Apple has become the leader in the connected objects sector thanks in no small part to its Apple Watch. Their closest competitors are now fitness tracker manufacturers.
May 11, 2017
Spinach leaves could soon be used to repair malfunctioning hearts, as for researchers in Worcester, Massachusetts. More hopes will be made for those waiting for heart transplants.
May 10, 2017
Researchers at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital in the USA have perfected equipment that reproduces the environment of a uterus. Testing has successfully been carried out on lamb [...]
Mar 22, 2017
Smartphones are revolutionising the way in which conditions such as asthma, diabetes and osteoporosis are diagnosed, with sensors and apps being used for medical purposes. According to [...]
Feb 10, 2017
Assistance by drone: A flood of projects from the United States to New Zealand Far from just a simple gadget that improves user comfort, drones can be employed to protect us and even s [...]
Feb 10, 2017
Using robotics to help people with handicaps : At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, start-ups certainly demonstrated that their inventions can change lives [...]
Feb 10, 2017
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Paris, France, Feb 6, 2017
Allianz Worldwide Partners conducted the first worldwide study on connected health and on personal data protection, using the panel of Apple Watch owners. The study was carried out by [...]