Innovation

By  Sara Mageit 09:11 am September 23, 2020
UK financial services firm Deloitte has launched a new tech hub in Birmingham, UK, aimed at boosting innovation in the health sector.   The initiative will be led by Gus Miah, partner and head of healthcare at Deloitte in the Midlands and will be supported by more than 100 staff across the practice. WHY IT MATTERS Based at the firm’s offices in Brindleyplace, the Health Tech Catalyst aims to...

Credit: Versius surgical robot 

By  Sara Mageit 02:07 am September 21, 2020
UK-based medical devices company, CMR Surgical (CMR) has launched Versius Surgical Robotic System at Clinique du Parc Hospital in Saint-Etienne, France. Versius will provide technology that can support the use of robotic minimal access surgery (MAS), otherwise known as keyhole surgery. WHY IT MATTERS Across France, over 1,500 hospitals currently perform MAS, yet only 6% of medium-sized public...
By  Rosy Matheson 02:59 pm September 11, 2020
Today at HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital conference speakers from across the EU sat down to explore how clinicians, users and entrepreneurs can be the drivers of radical innovation in health systems during the keynote panel, “Be a Radical Changemaker.” “My idea is that we’ve got to challenge, that we’ve got to disrupt, to make healthcare more affordable, more accessible, more equitable, to...
By  Mallory Hackett 03:13 pm September 10, 2020
Ultrasounds are becoming faster and more accurate due to a collaboration between Samsung Medison and Intel that can deliver fetal measurements in approximately 85 milliseconds with over 97% accuracy. Two of Samsung’s existing ultrasound technologies, the BiometryAssist and LaborAssist, now feature Intel’s Core i3 processor, OpenVINO toolkit and OpenCV library, which can provide almost...
By  Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm September 9, 2020
As older adults continue to adopt technology, digital health technologies will play an important role in helping them age in place, a new report from Rock Health predicts. The report notes that although 77% of people over the age of 55 say they want to age in place, only 50% believe they will. Barriers to aging in place can include home maintenance, lack of transportation and mobility, inadequate...
By  Laura Lovett 12:27 pm September 8, 2020
Peloton, the fitness company best known for its connected stationary bikes, has just added the second generation of its bike and a lower priced version of its connected treadmill.  Peloton Bike +, which is at a higher price point than the original, has additional software developed to guide users through yoga, stretching, meditation, and the more traditional spin classes. The bike, which costs...