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Robotic futures: The rise of the hospital Robot

Robotic futures: The rise of the hospital Robot | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
The BBC's Richard Taylor checks out a robot designed for care in hospitals.
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Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
A new goggle technology will allow surgeons to distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue during operations.
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NHS data critics 'scaremongering'

NHS data critics 'scaremongering' | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
Opponents of the plan to share medical records on a giant database are "peddling scaremongering myths", medical research organisations say.
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Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans'

Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans' | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
Fewer than a third of adults in England recall getting an a leaflet about changes to the handling of medical records, a poll for the BBC suggests.
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Sony shows off life logging kit

Sony shows off life logging kit | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
Sony announces an app that charts all your smartphone and physical activity on a timeline. New wearable tech, the Core, will let it study your actions.
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Bluetooth Smart Technology Enables Next Generation Health Care

Bluetooth Smart Technology Enables Next Generation Health Care | ICTHealth | Scoop.it

There’s no question close-proximity technologies will be important to the future of healthcare delivery.

 

Bluetooth Smart capability is particularly exciting for its potential in healthcare. Meeting the needs for flexibility, ubiquity and long use is critical to ensure continuous data streaming from consumer health devices to mobile, web or other wireless storage devices.

 

In turn, this enables long-term data tracking and analysis.

 

It’s easy to imagine scenarios where these features become important:


Consider a diabetic teen requiring ongoing monitoring of glucose levels. This can be achieved with a wireless glucometer and a smart phone paired via Bluetooth Smart for passive data tracking (no effort on the part of busy or forgetful teenager). In this case, the power-conserving features of the technology are both for convenience and patient safety.


This same teenager could be part of a remote monitoring program (involving professional oversight as well as patient tracking), an approach offering enormous potential for chronic disease management.


Mobile devices are not always connected to the Internet, but fortunately, SMS shoulder tap capability performs remote wake up of a device to enable data collection or other commands. With shoulder tap capability in place, our teen’s telemonitoring center can ask the Bluetooth glucometer to take spot check readings according to doctor’s orders.



Here’s a second example: a middle-aged consumer attempting to lose weight. Perhaps he’s already fit and tracking preventively, or maybe he’s overweight. He can pair a Bluetooth Smart wireless weight scale with a health and fitness app on a smart phone. Unless other health issues complicate weight loss efforts, continuous monitoring is generally not necessary.


In this case, when the weight scale sleeps, Bluetooth Smart conserves power but stands ready to transmit data as soon as the scale is activated. 


For consumers, payors and even for OEMs designing for the healthcare market, user-friendly pairing, convenient data collection and cost-efficiency will drive the adoption and creative use of close-proximity technologies in healthcare, and Bluetooth Smart meets all of these demands. Of course, privacy and security are of the utmost importance and here, Bluetooth Smart 128 bit AES encryption and adaptive frequency hopping ensure timely and reliable data relay are right on target. With new interest in connected health from mobile carriers, there’s no question Bluetooth Smart will see new applications in the field.

 

More at: http://blog.bluetooth.com/bluetooth-smart-technology-enables-next-generation-health-care/


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4 Ways The Health Industry Is Using Tiny Technology

4 Ways The Health Industry Is Using Tiny Technology | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
With the power of these tiny medical devices, doctors will soon be making revolutionary breakthroughs that will eliminate diseases and possibly even stop the aging process.

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HCECF's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:35 PM

Who doesn't love tiny technology?

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Healthcare needs to focus on the health consumer, not technology

Healthcare needs to focus on the health consumer, not technology | ICTHealth | Scoop.it

The mobile health space is getting crowded, Proteus Digital Health Chief Product Officer David O’Reilly said at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

“I find it a little tedious how many different wristbands based on the same accelerometer technology are coming out,” O’Reilly said. “But what’s happening is people are getting very comfortable with devices that are on them and around them that are sensing their body and their behavior.”

 

This trend, O’Reilly said, is helping to familiarize people with medical products that “are deeply involved in healthcare and chronic disease”.


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Kel Mohror's comment, January 6, 2015 6:38 PM
Consumers are used to paying for technology and resist paying for healthcare, if a compelling, immediate value proposition is not obvious to a consumer, the healthcare tech languishes and the vendor falters.
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Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".
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Pioneering 3D printing reshapes patient's face in Wales

Pioneering 3D printing reshapes patient's face in Wales | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
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GPs add to fears over NHS database

GPs add to fears over NHS database | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
There is a crisis of confidence about a new NHS data-sharing scheme involving medical records, GP leaders are warning.
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Google unveils 'smart contact lens'

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
Google says it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.
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A Boy Was Born Without A Hand. I Couldn't Have Guessed What His Dad Made For Him. Mind: Blown!

A Boy Was Born Without A Hand. I Couldn't Have Guessed What His Dad Made For Him. Mind: Blown! | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
DIY technology at its best.
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3d printing and robotics used in a medical application

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Social impact of technology on health care

Susannah Fox gave a talk about the social impact of technology on health care at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on Oct. 18, 2013.

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Brandi Carney's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:23 PM

This site shows the link between how many people use technology including internet, cellphones, social media etc. and health care.  People can use these devices to help manage their health and decrease their chance for illness or disease.

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The Modernization of Health Care through Mobile Technology and Medical Monitoring Devices

The Modernization of Health Care through Mobile Technology and Medical Monitoring Devices | ICTHealth | Scoop.it
On October 22, as part of the Mobile Economy Project, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted an event on how specific mobile applications and inventions are transforming health care and the ways regulators and governments are...

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Laureen Turner's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:05 PM

This is fascinating. King of a dry video but amazing as to what we are doing with mobile technology in health care. 

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Technology news from France shows mobile phones do not impact health

For more Mobile Commerce news related articles.Many have worried about the potential harm from regular cell phone use exposure, but no danger has been identified.

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