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Health Coaching for Patients With Chronic Illness

From www.aafp.org

The article describes health coaching, which is an approach to providing patients and families with the skills to help themselves in partnership with their physician. The article includes examples of health coaching to demonstrate to primary care physicians how to initiate coaching models in their practices.
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Can digital fitness trackers get you moving? - Harvard Health Blog

From www.health.harvard.edu

A small study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found digital fitness trackers users increased their physical activity by an additional 38 minutes per week versus those using a pedometer, who showed little change.
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The Internet of Things helps insurance firms reward, punish

From www.theregister.co.uk

The more 'quantifiable' you are, the more subject you are to behavior-modification schemes
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Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things

From www.ncta.com

Behind The Numbers: Growth in the Internet of Things
Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 5:11 AM

very good article

Richard Platt's curator insight, August 27, 11:38 PM

The Internet isn’t merely developing, it’s exploding, and the numbers prove it. Take a look at our graphic below — it shows the advancing surge of connected devices using the Internet.  Today, there are more connected devices than there are human beings on the planet. This expansion isn’t just from cell phones, tablets and computers – it’s thanks to toothbrushes, stovetops and millions of other devices that now have IP addresses. Estimates show that there will be over 50 billion connected devices by 2020.  Fast, ubiquitous Wi-Fi and increasing home broadband speeds will drive the Internet of Things and the ever-expanding web.

Study: Not using prescribed health tracker may be a sign of higher readmission risk

From www.imedicalapps.com

For patients given a Fitbit after hospital discharge, those that either didn't track or intermittently tracked were more likely to be readmitted.
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e-pill launches new MedTime Plus reminder, dispensing system

From www.drugstorenews.com

David SalazarMedication adherence solutions company e-pill announced Wednesday that it had started selling its MedTime Plus Medication Reminder and Dispensing system.
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Hype fizzles for consumer wearable devices

From medcitynews.com

Is the U.S. market for consumer wearable devices headed toward the trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle? A new report suggests that explosive growth in demand for fitness bands, smartwatches, smart glasses (think Google Glass) and the like peaked in January and has been headed downward ever since.

Argus Insights, a research firm based in Los Gatos, Calif., analyzed 327,834 online consumer reviews of wearable sensors between January 2014 and June 2015, and determined that interest dropped precipitously in the first half of this year.

“Our analysis of review volume for the wearables market correlates directly with unit sales volume, and we have seen a significant slowing in consumer demand for both wearables in general and fitness bands in particular,” Argus Insights CEO and founder John Feland said.

According to the Argus report, there were nearly 30,000 reviews for wearables in January, more for Fitbit than any other brand, with Garmin and Jawbone following behind. (The Apple Watch didn’t hit the market until April.) That fell to 25,000 a month later — not unexpected after the holiday rush — and about 16,000 by the end of June.
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Wearable: Apple devancé par Fitbit - 20minutes.fr

From www.20minutes.fr

20minutes.fr Wearable: Apple devancé par Fitbit 20minutes.fr Mais selon le cabinet de recherche IDC, le lancement de l'Apple Watch a permis à la marque à la pomme de prendre directement la deuxième place sur le marché mondial du wearable (ou, en...
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Wearable Devices: Game Changers of the Healthcare Industry

From www.thoughtwave.techendeavour.com

The next level of mobility in Healthcare with wearable devices. Wearable App Development Services from Endeavour.
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La grande intox des objets connectés #mustread #hcsmeufr merci @olivez

From www.oezratty.net

Le marché des objets connectés est l’un des plus dynamiques et intéressants du moment dans le monde de la high-tech et au-delà. On peut y trouver son bonheur quasiment quels que soient ses centr...
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#IoT : 77% des Français partageraient leurs données santé avec leur pharmacien - Maddyness

From www.maddyness.com

37% des Français attendent que médecins et pharmaciens travaillent justement en étroite concertation dans l’analyse et l’interprétation des données.
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New Heart Rate Trackers: Is Knowing Your Pulse Useful?

From www.livescience.com

Several new fitness trackers, along with heart rate monitors, allow users to constantly measure their heart rate throughout the day. For the average person, this information may be interesting, but it remains to be seen whether it can help make you healthier, experts say.

Heart rate monitors geared toward athletes have been available for years, but recently, fitness trackers aimed at the general public have started to include heart rate as a measure to track along with steps taken, calories burned, distanced walked and sleep.

For example, the Withings Pulse includes a sensor that lets you check your heart rate using your finger, and the Basis B1 has heart rate monitor built into the wristband itself, allowing you to know your rate at any time. (The Basis also graphs this information, so users can see how their heart rate changed during the day or night.)

Knowing your heart rate can be useful when you exercise, because it will help you know whether your exercise is intense enough to provide health benefits, but not so intense that it could cause health problems, said Dr. James Borchers, a sports medicine physician at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. This sweet spot is known as the "target zone," which is about 60 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate, according to the Cleveland Clinic. [The Best Heart Rate Monitor Watches for Exercise]

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Understand how your activity, sleep and mood interact with MoodTrek

From mood-trek.com

MoodTrek™ is a smartphone app that works side-by-side with your therapy plan. It allows you to track your progress by capturing three areas of daily life: activity, sleep and mood. By connecting with a Fitbit®, MoodTrek takes the hard part out of recording these daily events. This will build a picture for your care providers of how you’re changing over time, which helps them determine the best treatment plan for you. Available on Android phones and tablets, this mobile app is available wherever you are and can instantly capture important information at a moment’s notice, saving it for future conversations with your provider.

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Optimising medical device development for the Internet of Things

From www.meddeviceonline.com

As connected devices begin to permeate the home environment, they can enable smarter consumer decision-making regarding health matters.

Richard Platt's curator insight, August 14, 1:16 PM

Strategic Curation Of Information:  With the proliferation of fitness trackers and health apps, there is no shortage of personal health information available to caregivers today. This information overload provides substantial opportunity for developers, but it challenges caregivers to efficiently and effectively leverage the correct data in quickly diagnosing and treating underlying patient health issues. In the course of our healthcare research, time and again we’ve heard doctors request “less data, more meaningful content.”   Instead of mining through mountains of all-inclusive health data, caregivers using the platform can be alerted to only the most relevant physiological changes within patients, those which could be early signs of a significant health event to come.   Conclusions:   The success of tomorrow’s medical device developers won’t be a function of cutting-edge technology development alone. Only by leveraging user research can companies uncover the leading opportunities to deliver more meaningful healthcare outcomes, and effectively compete in today’s increasingly dynamic, IoT-influenced industry.

AuxiVia : le verre connecté pour la santé des personnes âgées

From www.appy-geek.com

Incubée dans le programme d'accélération “X-Up” de l'École Polytechnique, AuxiVia développe un verre connecté pour prévenir la déshydratation des ...
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Wearable Tech to monitor Trauma Patients

From www.businessweekly.co.uk

Cambridge Design Partnership claims to have developed the world’s first wearable device to measure and monitor the vital signs of multiple trauma patients for emergency response in disasters and battlefield situations. The First Response Monitor – clipped to a casualty’s nose – is designed to help medics monitor both heart rate and respiratory rate and follows detailed discussions with army medics.
Richard Platt's curator insight, August 11, 3:51 PM

Cambridge Design Partnership claims to have developed the world’s first wearable device to measure and monitor the vital signs of multiple trauma patients for emergency response in disasters and battlefield situations.  -  The First Response Monitor – clipped to a casualty’s nose – is designed to help medics monitor both heart rate and respiratory rate and follows detailed discussions with army medics.  Respiratory rate is often neglected by automated monitoring systems and has been described as the ‘forgotten bio-sign’, as many existing wearable monitors focus on heart rate alone and those that do measure respiratory rate have low accuracy or are difficult to use in an emergency situation.  However, the benefits of accurately monitoring respiratory rate are clear, and when combined with other parameters – such as heart rate and body temperature – can indicate life-threatening conditions such as sepsis.

Wearables help manage neuro disorders and predict symptoms

From medcitynews.com

Historically, patients with epilepsy have kept track of seizures by handwritten logs. But new, wearable technology not only helps monitor symptoms automatically, it may be able to predict serious events such as seizures and disease progression in patients with several kinds of neurological disorders.An article appearing in the August/September issue of the journal Neurology Now highlights some wearables that show promise for treating people with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis because the technology can collect data anywhere and anytime, not just in a clinical environment. (Bonus points to the headline writer for the Elvis Costello reference; the article is titled, “Wearing the Detectives.”)

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YONO, l'oreillette connectée qui vous aide à tomber enceinte !

From www.aruco.com

YONO est une oreille connectée pour faciliter le suivi du cycle d'ovulation des femmes et ainsi les aider à tomber enceinte en optimisant leurs chances de procréer au bon moment.
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Propeller Health FDA clearance and the reality of COPD and asthma management - iMedicalApps.com

From www.imedicalapps.com

What Propeller Health's FDA clearance actually means for digital health.
Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek:

Another app gets FDA approval

PatientView's curator insight, August 10, 2:54 PM

Another app gets FDA approval

Ochsner Health System veut révolutionner la santé grâce aux wearables

From www.objetconnecte.net

De l’Apple Watch aux trackers Fitbit, les wearables fleurissent un peu partout dans nos vies promettant d’améliorer la façon dont nous vivons, travaillons, dormons, etc… Face à cette expansion grandissante, Ochsner Health System demande à des entrepreneurs du pays d’envoyer leurs idées sur la façon d’utiliser les objets connectés pour améliorer la façon dont les patients gèrent leur diabète, les maladies cardiaques et d’autres maladies chroniques.

Dans un communiqué, Richard Milani, directeur de transformation clinique Ochsner, rappelle que la Louisiane  est le cinquième état le plus touché aux États-Unis par le taux de diabète et les maladies cardiaques, ce qui rend le terrain d’essai idéal pour la nouvelle technologie qui peut permettre aux patients de prendre le contrôle de leur santé. « Les idées générées par ce défi peuvent fournir de nouvelles solutions pour répondre à ces problèmes dans notre communauté, mais aussi étendre ces résultats pour les patients à travers les États-Unis« a déclaré Milani.

Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek:

Oschsner Health System vient de lancer une campagne destinée aux entrepreneurs. Le but, qu’ils proposent des manières d’utiliser les objets connectés pour améliorer la santé.

France Silver Eco's curator insight, August 11, 2:26 AM

Oschsner Health System vient de lancer une campagne destinée aux entrepreneurs. Le but, qu’ils proposent des manières d’utiliser les objets connectés pour améliorer la santé.

DIRECT MEDICA's curator insight, August 11, 3:25 AM

Oschsner Health System vient de lancer une campagne destinée aux entrepreneurs. Le but, qu’ils proposent des manières d’utiliser les objets connectés pour améliorer la santé.

Santé connectée : le Français Visiomed voit son avenir aux Etats-Unis

From www.itespresso.fr

Spécialiste de l’électronique médicale, Visiomed, soutenu par le gouvernement dans le cadre du French Tech Hub, a levé 18 millions d’euros pour soutenir son développement aux USA.
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5 Predictions For The Future Of Wearables

From readwrite.com

Human beings have long been fascinated with the notion of people and machines becoming one.

Science-fiction author Philip K. Dick played with the premise of high-tech enhancements amping up our ability to process information. In his books, film adaptations for which include Blade Runner and Minority Report, he explored what it means to be human in a world where hardware fuels superhuman capabilities. 

It’s easy to dismiss the fusion of technology and physiology as fantasy, but it’s no longer just science fiction fare. On the contrary, its beginnings are already underway with wearable gadgets. It’s still early in the evolution of wearables—in effect, we're in its early "toddler phase." But already, there are hundreds of devices that monitor everything from steps and sleep to blood glucose.

This emerging category of body-worn devices will become increasingly important—so much so that they will shape the story of the 21st century. I predict the following five areas, over the next few years, will see their greatest impact.

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