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By  Thiru Gunasegaran 03:34 am May 20, 2021
Rugby-governing bodies World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia will be trying out NeuroFlex – an eye-tracking technology that runs on virtual reality – to aid in diagnosing and managing concussions. Developed by Saccade Analytics, a technology solutions provider for neurological care, NeuroFlex is currently being trialled in the 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman – a rugby competition in...
Diabetes
By  Laura Lovett 03:07 pm May 19, 2021
Roche is adding a new module to its mySugar app, called mySugar Pump Control, that lets users control their Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump virtually. Patients using the new tool are able to import data, view status and remotely deliver a standard bolus. Additionally, users can tap into the mySugar Bolus Calculator, which assists users in calculating the level of insulin needed for a meal and...
nurse scanning hospital patient bracelet with smartphone
By  Mallory Hackett 11:46 am May 19, 2021
Hope Johnson, the administrator of Perioperative Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network, has been with the eight-hospital health system for nearly 15 years. As such, she has watched and been a part of Lehigh Valley’s technological transformation. “It’s crazy,” she told MobiHealthNews. “Like every project we do now involves technology, whether it’s security, HIPAA,” or the system’s recent...
AI, IBD, drug discovery
By  Tammy Lovell 03:56 am May 19, 2021
Israeli startup CytoReason today announced a partnership with Swiss multinational, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, to establish new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  This is the first collaboration between the two companies, pairing Ferring’s medical expertise with CytoReason’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform to build cell-centred disease models.  CytoReason is developing a...
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 10:30 pm May 18, 2021
Sysmex Corporation, a manufacturer of medical equipment and devices, has signed deals of joint development and investment with biotechnology startup ThinkCyte for the production and sale of a new artificial intelligence-enabled cell analysis technology for in-vitro diagnostics. WHAT IT'S FOR Sysmex has been acquiring technologies for analysing cells, genes, and proteins with a high degree of...
Google dermatology
By  Laura Lovett 04:35 pm May 18, 2021
Google is looking to use artificial intelligence to help patients find answers to dermatology questions using their personal cameras. "Skin diseases as a category are an enormous global burden and every day we see millions of people turning to Google to research their skin concern," Dr. Peggy Bui, product manager at Google Health, said. "Worldwide, two billion are affected, and most cases are...
Diabetes
By  Laura Lovett 03:11 pm May 18, 2021
This morning Swiss company Ascensia Diabetes Care, maker of connected glucose meters, unveiled its new diabetes management and analytics platform, dubbed GlucoContro.online. The tool is able to work with the company's existing Contour glucose meters and can capture data directly from the Contour Diabetes app or Contour cloud. The new platform is cloud-based and lets users open in their browsers....
Sage Khanuja and Nikolas Ioannou, the developers of Spira.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:08 pm May 18, 2021
When Seattle natives Nikolas Ioannou and Sage Khanuja met at an early entrance program for the University of Washington after dropping out of high school after 10th grade, they quickly bonded over their interest in health and technology. Both come from families with a background in health, and both came to UW to study computer science. Right away, the two began brainstorming ideas for a joint...
coronary heart disease
By  Sara Mageit 05:05 am May 18, 2021
Heart attack patients at the Royal Free Hospital in London are to benefit from a new artificial intelligence (AI) backed keyhole procedure. Abbott Ultreon 1.0 software merges optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging tool that provides cardiologists a view inside an artery or blood vessel, with AI technology for enhanced visualisation. This combined technology can detect the severity of...
Woman looking at her phone
By  Mallory Hackett 11:59 am May 17, 2021
The emergence of digital mental health interventions has given traditional modes of treatment the ability to be highly scaled for use whenever and wherever the patient chooses. These capabilities pose several advantageous characteristics to in-person therapy, but critics of these technology-based platforms continue to raise concerns over something they lack: a human connection between the...