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By Mallory Hackett 11:28 am August 25, 2020
Fitbit announced today three new wearables – the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 – to its product pipeline. The Fitbit Sense marks the company’s first “advanced health” smartwatch, including an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor, an electrocardiogram app, a heart rate tracker and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor with more than six days of battery life. It costs $329 and...

Credit: Pando Health

By Sara Mageit 07:47 am August 24, 2020
UK-based clinical communications app Pando will be working with the British Army to keep deployed medical staff from the Defence Medical Services connected whilst in the field.  The app was designed by NHS clinicians and is used to speed up communications in healthcare settings. For deployed medics, the app connects them to their seniors and specialists in the UK. This enables them to seek advice...
By Mallory Hackett 11:56 am August 21, 2020
Artificial intelligence-enabled in vitro diagnostics company Renalytix AI announced today a research partnership with AstraZeneca to develop and launch medical strategies for cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. The first stage of the collaboration will use KidneyIntelX, an AI-enabled in vitro diagnostic platform that gathers patient data from electronic medical records to generate a...
By Laura Lovett 10:45 am August 21, 2020
When Eleanor was a baby, she had an itch, one that was so severe she couldn’t sleep, and no matter how many times she scratched it wouldn’t let up. Doctors told her mother, Claire Brinkley, a cuddle would only make the itching worse, leaving her helpless, she said.  “She learned to scratch herself until she bled, and pick at the wounds and gouge at them because nothing about gave her any relief....

CREDITL Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

By Ahmed El Sherif 05:08 am August 21, 2020
Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital has introduced Artificial Intelligence-powered platforms to its range of communication and appointment booking offerings, the company has announced. The services have been developed in partnership with the intelligent commerce and customer service software provider, Novomind MEA. “AI has been at the forefront of most information technology advancements, bringing with it...

CREDIT: NanoScent

By Ahmed El Sherif 04:40 am August 21, 2020
Abu Dhabi’s G42 Healthcare has signed a preliminary agreement with Israel’s NanoScent to develop, distribute, and manufacture a COVID-19 test that can detect positive cases of the coronavirus from exhaled nasal air, the UAE state news agency WAM has reported. Named Scent Check, the device works by reportedly detecting “a combination of volatile organic compounds – or ‘VOC Signature’,” from...

CREDIT: Bahrain News Agency

By Ahmed El Sherif 04:29 am August 21, 2020
Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has announced plans to establish a track and trace electronic system to monitor the supply chain of medicines in the Kingdom. This new system will reportedly cover the entire process, from factory of origin to final patient.  The NHRA stated that the platform was to ensure that medicines – including controlled substances – are dispensed...
By Dave Muoio 03:23 pm August 20, 2020
Picking through the scraps. Following the bankruptcy of 'digital pill' maker Proteus Digital Health, business partner and stakeholder Otsuka Pharmaceutical has been approved to purchase the digital health company's assets by a federal bankruptcy court judge, STAT reports. Otsuka's bid was challenged by Novartis, two former Proteus executives and other investors, who argued that the agreed upon $...
By Dave Muoio 02:21 pm August 20, 2020
Vocera Communications, the maker of hands-free communication devices for hospitals, announced yesterday that it has purchased patient-messaging technology company EASE Applications. While the two companies did not share the terms of the deal, the announcement did note that "approximately eleven" EASE employees would be issued restricted stock units equal to roughly 60,000 shares of Vocera common...
By Mallory Hackett 10:52 am August 20, 2020
The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, such as Big Health’s Sleepio program, has been found to improve both sleep and mental health in individuals with insomnia and clinically significant depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research.   Sleepio is a digital sleep-improvement program that offers personalized treatment base on a user’s...