July 13, 2020
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based ViroMasks has launched a reusable face mask that it claims is able to eliminate the COVID-19 virus within half an hour of contact.
ViroMasks’ fabric is embedded with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an “intelligent textile technology” designed to eliminate a range of bacteria and viruses that come into contact with its surface.
Owned by HeiQ Group, which is part of the...
July 9, 2020
Dutch health technology company Landcent is on a €2 million crowdfunding drive on investment platforms FundedByMe and Symbid to bring the next generation of malaria prevention products and technologies to market.
It has already secured investment from the Gates Foundation and other tech investors including Shan Xiangshuang whose Hone Capital is one of Silicon Valley’s biggest funds.
July 8, 2020
Infertility is a fairly common problem in the US. The CDC reports that about 10 in every 100 women in the country has difficulty becoming or staying pregnant.
This has given rise to the emerging ‘FemTech’ industry, and in particular fertility tech, digital products designed to support individuals looking to get pregnant. Recently, venture capital firm Octopus released a report outlining the...
July 7, 2020
UK-based Elucid Digital Health has launched a dashboard function that is automatically created by the dispensing of the pill or tablet through the intelligent Pill - Connect cap which fits on a standard pill bottle.
The patient receives a reminder on their phone when the pill or pills should be taken and then touches the dispense button on the screen. The pill is ejected from the bottle and a...
July 3, 2020
UK health tech firm Zesty has launched an online booking solution for acute and community NHS trusts to enable all staff to book COVID-19 antibody tests on their smartphone, laptop or computer in less than 60 seconds.
Supported by online training tutorials, how to guides and videos, a JIRA support helpdesk and team training sessions, the solution is currently enabling thousands of NHS staff...
July 2, 2020
VR TRAINING FOR CARE WORKERS IMPROVES INFECTION CONTROL
A study carried out as part of the government funded TechForce19 challenge has shown that when carers receive training via immersive digital technology, including VR, it can improve understanding of infection control measures by 76% and knowledge retention of health and safety guidelines by 230%.
As part of a randomised control...
Andreas Giese, managing director Snke OS and Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and founder, Brainlab.
July 1, 2020
Munich-based, digital surgical technology company, Brainlab has announced the foundation of new subsidiary, Snke OS, in a move that will allow Snke OS to market to a wider circle of industry startups, partners and competitors.
Working out of its new headquarters in the Bogenhausen area of Munich, the team is already developing a digital platform for surgery, rooted in current Brainlab software....
June 25, 2020
Thermavis, the AI-powered thermal imaging system, has launched the Multi-Person Thermal Scanner following a £3 million investment in research and development. The non-intrusive scanner can accurately read the body temperature of up to six people at once with an accuracy of 0.5 degrees centigrade.
The scanner can be used to help protect workers from COVID-19 by remotely detecting individuals with...
June 24, 2020
COVID-19 has rapidly changed the world for nearly everyone, especially for those working in and around the healthcare space. Digital health entrepreneurs are no exception.
As the markets they serve, the investors who fund them and the patients they’re trying to help all grapple with how the pandemic has changed their world, many startups are finding they have to pivot in order to survive.
June 23, 2020
Canada is the latest in a long line of countries looking toward contact tracing apps. Two of its tech giants, BlackBerry and Shopify, are joining forces to work with provincial and federal governments on the tools, according to a Reuters report.
The new tech, which employs Bluetooth technology, is expected to launch in July in Ottawa. Dubbed COVID Alert, its users can tell the system if they...