August 17, 2020
G42 Healthcare has announced a volunteer healthcare management programme with US wearable technology firm WHOOP to monitor the health and fitness of those taking part in the company’s COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Volunteers participating in the world’s first Phase III trials of the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered the WHOOP Strap 3.0 fitness tracker in order to measure key biometrics during the...
February 14, 2020
Alzheimer’s Research UK is launching a project to improve early detection of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's through the use of technology, the charity announced on 11 February.
Having already secured funding from Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, as well as the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, the plan is for the initiative to attract up to £100m over the course...
May 8, 2014
Global revenue for home healthcare devices and services will rise to $12.6 billion in 2018, up from $5.7 billion in 2013, according to a report from IHS Technology.
IHS divided the home health market into six segments: independent living services, consumer medical devices, telehealth, personal emergency response systems (PERS), wearable technologies, and health gaming.
“Healthcare providers are...
January 29, 2013
A British mathematician is applying "big data" algorithms to detect Parkinson's disease from voice recordings and now claims accuracy up to 99 percent.
"We also know how to predict the severity of symptoms to within a few percentage points of clinical judgment," Max Little, a mathematician on the faculty of Aston University in Birmingham, England, and a visiting researcher at both the...