September 30, 2020
The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging of our lifetime. Thinking back to January, none of us would have predicted the emergence of a pandemic-causing virus, let alone its devastating outcomes that have affected tens of millions of lives around the world so far. It has changed the way we do business, conduct events, and of course, report the news.
Closer to home, we’...
June 19, 2020
Bahrain and Kuwait are using their COVID-19 contact tracing apps as mass surveillance tools, it has emerged. According to a new report released by Amnesty International, the two Gulf states, along with Norway, have released “some of the most invasive COVID-19 contact tracing apps around the world, putting the privacy and security of hundreds of thousands of people at risk.”
In its investigation,...
June 17, 2020
Miiskin has introduced automatic skin imaging, available in a consumer app, which will enable people to take full-body photographs of their own skin, at home, to make skin cancer self-examinations easier.
The new feature applies a combination of Apple's computer vision and augmented reality technologies to audibly and visually assist the user in taking photos alone and hands-free. The user places...
May 26, 2020
Miiskin is the first skin checking app to be listed on the EMIS App Library, a database for clinicians in England of health apps reviewed by NHS Digital’s Digital Assessment Questions (DAQ) framework. It is also one of fewer than 100 apps to be listed on the NHS Apps Library.
The app, which is supported by dermatologists and the British Skin Foundation, uses smartphone cameras and AI to help...
May 22, 2020
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST
French company IDvet, which specialises in the development and production of tests that detect infectious diseases in farm animals, has announced the launch of a COVID-19 antibody test for humans. The test will determine whether an individual has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, which will enable scientists to better understand infection rates and inform future policy...
May 21, 2020
Oxford University spin-out Navenio has announced £9m in Series A funding for its efficiency-boosting location technology.
The funding round was led by QBN Capital and includes G.K. Goh, Hostplus, Big Pi Ventures, Oxford Investment Consultants, as well as existing investors like Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), IP Group plc and the University of Oxford.
WHAT THEY DO
May 12, 2020
About the author: Liz Ashall-Payne founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application, which is focused on providing guidance to app developers, as well as helping the public and professionals to find and apply apps that could improve public, patient and organisational outcomes. Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Ashall-Payne has almost 20 years NHS experience...
April 24, 2020
PANDO HEALTH HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE NHS LIBRARY
Clinical messaging app Pando Health has been added to the NHS Library after official approval by NHS Digital. The app, which was launched in 2018, was founded by NHS staff and designed with NHS staff in mind. The platform allows staff to communicate safely with each other between wards and care teams to share advice, test results and other...
April 22, 2020
The Danish Government has collaborated with IT service provider Netcompany to create digital solutions to ease the national lockdown restrictions. The Danish tech company and the National Board of Digitisation have developed ‘COVIDmeter’, which allows users to input and monitor coronavirus symptoms, and the ‘Mobile Proximity App’, which tracks the spread of the virus.
WHY IT MATTERS
April 16, 2020
Digital dictation, speech recognition and transcription for healthcare specialist T-Pro has launched eClinic Manager, a platform that enables clinicians to carry out patient appointments virtually and securely via smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
The tool is already in use at a number of hospitals in Ireland, and will be implemented by The Isle of Wight NHS Trust – already a T-Pro...