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By Heather Mack February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
By Heather Mack December 20, 2016
Microsoft India is launching a research group that will leverage artificial intelligence to deliver large-scale eye care in collaboration with Hyderabad-based L V Prasad Eye Institute. The Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE) will work with a consortium of research and technology institutions around the world, including the University of Miami, Federal University of Sao Paulo and...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2016
Marlborough, Massachusetts-based pharma company Sunovion will use the Empatica Embrace, a wearable device for seizure detection, in a phase 4 clinical study of Aptiom, a drug meant to reduce seizures in people with epilepsy. “We believe that incorporating digital health technologies into traditional treatment paradigms has the potential to inform and enhance best practices and further empower...
By Heather Mack November 17, 2016
For people with colorblindness, daily activities like choosing a perfectly ripe piece of fruit or the ideal color palette of an outfit can be tricky, along with an overall compromised sense of the vividness of the world’s hues. So, Microsoft engineers designed an app that uses a smartphone camera to help people with the condition distinguish color combinations that they would otherwise have a...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2016
Dig another grave in the fitness tracker cemetery, next to the Bodymedia Core, the Nike FuelBand, and the Basis Band, because it looks like the Microsoft Band is dead. ZDnet, which broke the news last month that Microsoft had disbanded the Band team and had no plans for a Band 3, reported yesterday that the company has removed the device from its online store, taken down the Band SDK, and has no...
By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2016
Pulse, the Boston-based digital health hub run by startup accelerator MassChallenge, has finally launched, opening up applications that will close October 20th.  The accelerator is open to digital healthcare startups from anywhere in the world with less than $5 million in funding and less than $5 million in revenue. Those selected will have free office space in Boston, matchmaking with mentors...
By Tom Sullivan September 14, 2016
Despite so many apps and devices available today, and their promise to help consumers better manager their own health, patient engagement is still both art and science.   "Patient engagement is whatever the patient thinks it is," said Frederick Muench, director of digital health intervention in the Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health. "If we start at that point, work backward by figuring...
By Jonah Comstock August 17, 2016
IBM Watson Health announced that its Watson for Oncology program, trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, will be rolled out to 21 hospitals throughout China. The initial 21-hospital introduction is the beginning of a multi-year partnership through which IBM's Chinese partner Hangzhou CognitiveCare will introduce Watson for Oncology to hospitals across China. More. CareMore Health System ...
By Aditi Pai February 16, 2016
Microsoft has announced a partnership Novartis that began a few years ago to create a system, called Assess MS, that better evaluates how patients perform on multiple sclerosis (MS) tests. The current MS tests require patients to perform movements, like touching their nose or sitting with their arms outstretched. Providers watch the patients and rate their movements on a scale, but ratings that...
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2015
It was only five years ago that tablet devices quickly made their way into the hands of clinicians. Seemingly overnight the tablet form factor became a dominant device, used by a majority of physicians in the US, often in addition to their existing PCs and laptops. Consumer-grade tablets broke into clinical settings as a part of the massive BYOD trend sweeping IT departments at the time. They...