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By Laura Lovett November 16, 2018
Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle some of these challenges.    “There is a...
By Babyforyou.net.ua November 16, 2018
Health 2.0 has two exciting opportunities for digital health startups coming up at the beginning of 2019, and the time to apply for both is now. First off, on January 7th in San Francisco — concurrent with JP Morgan Week — is Health 2.0 VentureConnect Top 20 Tech Showcase. Health2.0 VentureConnect will bring together top tech startups, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and more...
By Jonah Comstock November 16, 2018
Four years after announcing an ambitious — and often ridiculed — project to create a glucose-sensing lens along with Novartis subsidiary Alcon, Alphabet's Verily is throwing in the towel, the company announced in a blog post today. It will continue to work on two other medical lens projects, aimed at presbyopia and cataract surgery recovery. "Our clinical work on the glucose-...
By Dave Muoio November 15, 2018
Every day sees strides across the field of artificial intelligence, and healthcare is just one of the many industries looking to smart automation as a means to reduce burden and improve results. The last year in particular has brought a wealth of new healthcare focused software tools to the forefront, and as such has ignited debate on how these algorithms are being reviewed and regulated by the...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2018
Belgian biopharma company UCB has tapped customer engagement company Verint Systems to create an app for patients with Parkinson's disease. The app is called PD Coach and includes an AI assistant named April which can communicate with users either by text or speech. At launch, the app will support journaling and symptoms tracking. April is programmed with a wealth of Parkinson's-specific...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2018
On its third quarter earnings call last week, Dexcom recapped a busy Q3 — of note, one that included the acquisition of TypeZero Technologies for $11.3 million in August as well as two new FDA clearances in October and November. One of these clearances was for a new mobile app interface for the Dexcom G6 while the other was the Dexcom Pro Q CGM, a new disposable glucose monitoring device intended...
By Dave Muoio November 15, 2018
Tattoo circuits. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Coimbra have unveiled a method of printing thin circuits that could better enable wearable computation. The low-cost alloy is attached to a stretchable tattoo paper that adheres to the skin when wet, similarly to the decorative tattoos worn by children. "This is a breakthrough in the printed electronics area,"...
A screenshot of the Ping An Good Doctor app.
By Dean Koh November 15, 2018
China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand. The two medical service giants will integrate and exchange their experienced medical resources online and offline, and provide one-stop healthcare services for millions of Chinese...
By Dean Koh November 14, 2018
Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, yesterday announced their expansion into Asia with the launch of an office in Hong Kong. The company has also unveiled an improved and updated version of its popular Ava fertility tracker, along with a host of new premium services available to US users, including a one-year pregnancy guarantee and access to...
By Jonah Comstock November 14, 2018
Computer vision has great promise for helping to democratize fields like wound care, dermatology and more. However, as companies explore this potential, they’re also discovering a number of challenges to overcome. The data problem “Getting the data is really the biggest challenge, not the AI,” Karen Panetta, IEEE fellow and dean of graduate engineering at Tufts University who studies AI use cases...

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