pediatric care

By Laura Lovett 01:55 pm November 13, 2019
Japanese pharma Eisai Co.'s subsidiary Eisai Inc. is rolling out a new skill on Amazon Alexa developed specifically to target children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of epilepsy.  Dubbed Ella the Jellyfish, the underwater-themed platform includes interactive games such as "Freeze Dance" and "Color Hunt." It also provides users access to music and meditation services. ...
By Laura Lovett 02:03 pm March 20, 2018
In-home hybrid closed-loop system MiniMed from Medtronic can help kids with Type 1 diabetes improve their glycemic outcomes, according to a recent abstract that was presented at the meeting of Endocrine Society in Chicago on Saturday.  "The MiniMed 670G system can effectively manage diabetes and lead to improved time in the target glucose range and glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c) for...
By Jonah Comstock 01:04 pm December 7, 2017
Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, UK has launched a new augmented reality tablet app for children to entertain, educate, and distract the hospital's young children. In Alder Play, available on iOS and Android, children can choose an animated avatar who will appear on the app as they visit different parts of the hospital and offer them entertainment, information, and support, as well as...
By Aditi Pai 09:36 am March 4, 2015
New York City-based Kinsa Health, maker of an FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, has launched a new feature, called Groups, so that parents can track the collective health of the student population at their child's school. Using the Groups feature, which is open to all US public schools, parents can anonymously share their child's temperature using the Kinsa thermometer or by manually...