Giant study shows Apple Watch can spot heart rhythm changes — but it’s far from ‘medical-grade technology’

New results of a gigantic study testing how well the Apple Watch detects important heart-rhythm changes offer a tantalizing glimpse of how consumer devices might change medicine and lead to new ways to conduct science — but little more. Unfortunately, the data don’t tell us much about whether anyone should buy an Apple Watch, or

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UK named the ‘heartland of European healthcare AI’ in new report

Germany and France are two flourishing AI hubs, but the UK has been named the European AI “powerhouse” in a new report from London-based investment firm MMC Ventures. https://www.stateofai2019.com/ Published earlier this month, the analysis sheds light on the hype around the technology, but identifies healthcare as an area of increasing focus for AI entrepreneurs as

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In Situ Bioprinting of Autologous Skin Cells Accelerates Wound Healing of Extensive Excisional Full-Thickness Wounds

01 March 2019 P.M.Fornasari While the advent of 3D printers is commonly thought of as a revolution for manufacturing, it could have huge benefits for medicine as well. To help patch up large wounds that might normally require a skin graft, researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have developed a new bioprinter

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FDA cautions patients, providers about using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries

March 1 2019 P.M. Fornasari “Certain patients with cancer may require surgical procedures to treat or prevent the spread of cancer in their body. These procedures are often associated with improved survival outcomes for these patients. However, today we are warning patients and providers that the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for any cancer-related surgery

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Unique augmented reality concept for image-guided minimally invasive therapies

February 27 2019 P.M.Fornasari At the MWC Barcelona, one of the largest mobile events in the world, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology today unveiled a unique mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) for the operating room of the future. Based on the state-of-the-art technologies

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New Smart Garments Powered by Body Heat

Researchers have developed new smart fabric coated with polymer that can provide electricity for small, wearable devices. February 25, 2019 by P.M.Fornasari Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been “creatively miniaturized,” says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a

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Microsoft, Takeda, Eurordis take on rare diseases in children with report, pilots

The three companies announced a slew of pilots employing machine learning, collaborative digital tools and blockchain technology. A year after Microsoft, Takeda and Eurordis announced that they were teaming up on an innovation initiative to solve the issue of diagnosing children with rare diseases, the partners have unveiled an actionable recommendation report and three new

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