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Samsung : suivi de la pression artérielle et électrocardiogramme sur ses Galaxy Watch

From www.senioractu.com

Samsung annonce la disponibilité de l’application Samsung Health Monitor, qui permet aux utilisateurs de suivre leur santé tout en les encourageant à atteindre leurs objectifs bien-être. Ainsi, dè...
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Les objets connectés modifient-ils nos rapports à la santé ?

From theconversation.com

Les objets connectés sont omniprésents dans nos vies et s’imposent dans nos manières d’être et nos interactions sociales. Quel rôle peuvent-ils jouer dans nos rapports au bien-être et à la santé ?
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Third en plein boom grâce à la fabrication d’un stéthoscope 2.0 - Agence API

From agence-api.ouest-france.fr

Lancée il y a deux ans à Saint-Nazaire sur le marché de l’impression 3D, Third affiche des perspectives de croissance affolantes. Finalisant actuellement les comptes d’un exercice 2020 qui devrait se solder par 400 à 600 k€ de chiffre d’affaires, l’entreprise ambitionne déj

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RDS réunit 4 millions pour les essais cliniques de son mini-patch connecté

From www.lesechos.fr

Après de premiers développements aux Etats-Unis, RDS a choisi de s'installer à Strasbourg pour son écosystème médical réputé à l'international. La medtech vient de réunir un financement de 4 millions d'euros pour lancer les études cliniques de son mini-patch connecté.
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Toronto-based researchers measuring whether Apple Watch can spot early signs of worsening heart failure

From www.mobihealthnews.com

The University Health Network study is being conducted in collaboration with the tech giant, and will enroll roughly 200 patients for three months of active monitoring with a two-year follow-up.
Florian Morandeau's curator insight, February 23, 3:11 AM

University Health Network (UHN), a research collaborative supported by Toronto-area health organizations, is spinning up its academic study on heart-health monitoring via the Apple Watch.

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 23, 6:26 AM

The University Health Network study is being conducted in collaboration with the tech giant, and will enroll roughly 200 patients for three months of active monitoring with a two-year follow-up

Are medical devices a security risk for your healthcare organization?

From blog.24by7security.com

Medical organizations are taking advantage of the IoT (Internet of Things) with Medical Devices

Your medical organization likely implements hundreds to thousands of class 3 medical devices every year.  From heart monitors to hip implants, these devices are amazing innovations that are extending and improving quality of life. 


These devices come equipped with features like wireless connectivity and remote monitoring which allow for noninvasive adjustments which reduces the cost, risk and frequency of visits for the patient.

What are the risks associated with Medical Devices? 

As a healthcare organization implementing these devices, it is also extremely important for you to understand the risks associated with these devices.


Many manufacturers lack the technical skills required to implement security controls.  Security must be a collaborative effort between manufacturers and hospital systems.  New devices arriving in hospitals were designed at least 5-6 years ago. 


Comparatively, if you connect a computer from that long ago to the internet, you can expect compromise within 10 minutes without security software or updates.  What's more, some wearable devices may be implanted for 15 years on average causing a huge security risk for the patient.


Medical devices currently lack the capacity to detect threats.  It is difficult to integrate security controls into medical devices because of their critical function.  In many cases, the medical device will continue to be used even if a security flaw is detected because healthcare providers have no alternative option, the device is required to manage the patient’s health.


The FDA does provide guidance regarding medical devices, but it is not enforcing regulations.  The FDA wants manufacturers to focus on the safety and functionality of these devices instead of putting the burden of compliance on them. 


A high profile case involving a pacemaker administered by Saint Jude Medical was actually the first case of a FDA recall of a medical device in 2017.  This was their first major move since issuing an alert for cyber risks of infusion pumps in 2015 which led to their guidance for medical devices in 2016.

Are you taking steps to protect your patients and organization while using medical devices?

Security risk is a patient safety issue.  Medical devices implanted into your patients carry their data and perform critical functions to maintain patient’s lives.  Loss or alteration of patient data could also present an issue to your patient’s health as they can be denied coverage or treatment as a result.  As a healthcare organization it is your responsibility to monitor your healthcare devices and their security as well.


The responsibility of maintaining medical device security is shared among manufacturers, hospitals and IT professionals.  The first step hospitals can take to ensure patient safety with medical devices is to work with manufacturers who adhere to FDA Cybersecurity guidelines. 


Always ask your manufacturer about Cyber security.  Hospitals should adopt a testing schedule for medical devices.  Knowing which devices are in use, and what potential security risks these devices may have can lower the chance of problems occurring once they have been implanted. 


Many hospitals have their CIOs overseeing medical device management, not hospital IT, this means that clinical or biomedical engineering staff with little understanding of cybersecurity risks are connecting and monitoring medical devices on hospital networks.  As demonstrated time and again, medical devices can be used as an entry point into the hospital network, to reprogram and execute patients or even hold them at ransom.


IT professionals at hospitals need to think differently about medical devices in the IoT than they do about their hospital network security.  Consider how the medical device and EMR are identifying the patient, this protects the data as it is transmitted. 


Use security, authentication and access controls to confirm the patient's identity to ensure the data cannot be altered.  Always use devices which capture date and timestamps so the provider knows when the data was gathered. Data transmission protocols should be adopted per device. 


You may manually transmit data from the patient's device during a visit or automatically transmit that data via the internet.  Encryption should always be used to protect data transmissions.


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Generating value at scale with Industrial IoT | McKinsey

From www.mckinsey.com

By integrating the business, the organization, and technology, manufacturing leaders can position their companies to reap the full benefits of Industrial IoT.
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IoT in insurance: Radical change, powerful potential

From www.the-future-of-commerce.com

IoT in insurance promises benefits to insurers and customers alike, but getting there requires a monumental industry shift.
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CGM, insulin pump players look to 2021 as watershed year for diabetes wearables market  #hcsmeufr #esante #digitalhealth

From www.healthcaredive.com

Insulet, Dexcom and Medtronic have product launches set for this year, with all looking to capitalize on the recent skyrocketing of virtual care due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Le nouveau patch de moniteur de santé tout-en-un portable se fixe au cou

From www.fr24news.com

Le nouveau patch de moniteur de santé tout-en-un portable se fixe au cou et peut signaler la pression artérielle, le diabète et d’autres maladies chroniques des utilisateursLes ingénieurs ont…...

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Patent application shows how the Apple Watch could monitor blood glucose without drawing blood 

From www.phonearena.com

Apple has filed a patent application for the technology it needs to allow the Apple Watch to monitor users' blood sugar readings so that they know how much insulin to inject before each meal.
Richard Platt's curator insight, February 14, 1:52 PM

the rumored new health-related feature reportedly coming to the Apple Watch Series 7 later this year. If the rumors pan out, the next version of the Apple Watch will be able to deliver blood glucose readings; this information is needed by insulin dependent diabetics to compute how much insulin they need to take before eating their next meal. This happens to be a very painful and expensive test since it requires diabetics to draw blood from their fingertips, put a sample of blood on a test strip (the strips are quite expensive) and insert it into a machine called a glucometer.  Apple seeks patent on technology that will be used to monitor Apple Watch users' blood sugar readings

If Apple can make the technology work, those with the Series 7 Apple Watch who are insulin dependent diabetics will be able to monitor their blood sugar without paying for the disposable test strips. More importantly, they won't have to feel the pain of pricking their finger with a little needle called a lancet. Since many diabetics don't like to go through the process of obtaining a reading, the new feature could lead to improved monitoring on the part of these patients and help them control their diabetes better. And the Apple Watch will eventually pay for itself since there are no more test strips to buy.

Illustration from Apple's patent application - Patent application shows how the Apple Watch could monitor blood glucose without drawing blood.   So how does Apple plan on measuring a person's blood sugar level without drawing blood? A new patent application filed by Apple with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office explains how. With the long-winded title "Terahertz Spectrosopy and Imaging In Dynamic Environments With Performance Enhancements using Ambient Sensors," Apple plans on using absorption spectroscopy to obtain non-invasive blood sugar readings. The goal is to use terahertz electromagnetic radiation instead of light passing through a user's body in order to detect "gas, health/quality of liquid or solid materials."

There are some issues. Apple adds, "Integrating a gas sensor on an electronic device requires an aperture or opening to allow air to flow onto the gas sensor so that the gas can be detected. "The opening used to allow air flow could lessen the device's protection from water. Also, the blood sugar reading has to be accurate. If it is off by even a small amount, the user could end up taking too much insulin and bring on a hypoglycemic or low blood sugar attack. This could make the user pass out. The system envisioned by Apple will be able to constantly monitor a diabetic's blood glucose levels, but not at the accuracy available to hospital patients. Bringing non-invasive blood glucose testing to the Apple Watch could also make the device's battery drain much faster than usual. For a blood glucose monitor to be available on the Apple Watch, the device will need to monitor more than just gas. But there is a question about whether the timepiece is large enough to fit all the necessary components. The price of the Apple Watch would also have to rise.

Apple Watch Series 7 may bring blood glucose monitor, patent describes the tech

From tech.hindustantimes.com

What’s more is that the tech could mean faster battery drain than before and if the timepiece can fit-in all the components.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 14, 1:57 PM

Apple might just bring a new health-focussed technology in its Watch coming later this year and may be able to monitor blood glucose without drawing blood. A new patent shows how that tech might be implemented titled “Terahertz Spectrosopy and Imaging In Dynamic Environments With Performance Enhancements using Ambient Sensors” states that the iPhone maker can use absorption spectroscopy to obtain non-invasive blood sugar readings. Also mentioned is that the tech could use terahertz electromagnetic radiation instead of using light to pass through the body to detect "gas, health/quality of liquid or solid materials." It also mentions a potential issue in that implementation of the tech could result in the Watch losing water resistance. The blood sugar reading has to be accurate as well. If the reading is off by a bit, the user may end up taking too much insulin and bring on a hypoglycemic or low blood sugar attack, reports Phonearena.  What’s more is that the tech could mean faster battery drain than before and if the timepiece can fit-in all the components. In all of this would mean an increase in the price of the device.  The report adds that the same tech can be used to detect skin cancer and other related problems. However, although the patent doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple will definitely bring blood glucose monitors to Apple Watch, it does mean that the company is at least considering working on it. For what’s worth, Samsung is also expected to bring a blood glucose monitor in its next smartwatch that is expected to arrive later this year.

Fitbit annonce plusieurs nouvelles fonctionnalités de santé

From www.journaldugeek.com

L’entreprise spécialisée dans les montres connectées vient d’annoncer la prise en charge de plusieurs nouvelles fonctionnalités de santé, et notamment de la glycémie pour aider les diabétiques.
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Google Pixel phones can now read your heart rate — here’s how it works

From www.tomsguide.com

Google just announced a Google Fit upgrade that brings camera-based vitals measurements to Pixel smartphones.
Richard Platt's curator insight, February 6, 8:48 PM

Pixel phones will soon be able to offer users respiratory rate and heart rate readings.. Google just announced a Google Fit upgrade that brings these vital-measuring features to their non-wearable mobile devices next month.  The camera-based vitals give people who don't own a Fitbit or other Wear OS smartwatch a way to periodically check their health data at home. The Pixel's front-facing camera uses a combination of your chest movement patterns and AI to provide a respiratory reading supposedly accurate within 1-breath/minute.  The rear camera will be able to recognize subtle color changes in your skin when your fingertip is held over the lens, offering a pulse reading. The algorithm is accurate within 2% based on the company's testing. The UI will walk you through positioning your phone so you're properly in-frame. Your recording isn't saved anywhere, only the final measurement is added to your Google Fit dashboard.  These measurements aren't intended to replace visiting the doctor or any other FDA-approved health tool you use on a normal basis. You're encouraged to keep tabs on your readings so you know how to identify an irregular measurement and seek medical help if needed.

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Withings dévoile son étude mondiale sur l’activité, le poids et le sommeil

From buzz-esante.fr

En ce début d’année, Withings, un des leaders des objets de santé connectée, dévoile…
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Samsung : une fonctionnalité contre le diabète sur les prochaines montres connectées ?

From www.presse-citron.net

La prochaine innovation pour les montres de Samsung pourrait être un capteur optique (pas de piqure) capable de mesurer le niveau de glucose dans le sang.
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Samsung et Apple : surveiller le diabète avec une montre connectée serait possible dès cette année

From www.sendigital.org

Les futures Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 et Apple Watch Series 7 embarqueraient une fonction pour mesurer le taux de glucose dans le sang (glycémie) et faciliteraient ainsi la vie des personnes atteintes de diabète.
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Two ways Fitbit could boost Google's health ambitions #esante #hcsmeufr #digitalhealth

From www.statnews.com

The $2.1 billion acquisition is poised to provide the tech giant with a potentially lucrative toehold into two competitive markets.
Richard Platt's curator insight, January 25, 3:15 AM

The $ 2.1 billion acquisition is poised to provide the tech giant with a potentially lucrative toehold into two competitive markets

CES 2021 : Themis, un miroir de salle de bain connecté pour rester en bonne santé

From www.lefigaro.fr

La start-up française Baracoda reste en pointe dans la santé connectée.
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Les ventes d’objets connectés prêt-à-porter ont explosées en 2020

From siecledigital.fr

Selon un rapport du Gartner, les dépenses mondiales en vêtements et accessoires connectés en 2020 s'élèvent à 69 milliards de dollars.
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Une start-up belge primée pour son capteur diagnostiquant les troubles du sommeil (CES) #esante #hcsmeufr #digitalhealth

From www.lespecialiste.be

La start-up belge Sunrise recevra un prix d'innovation lors de l'édition virtuelle du Consumer Electronics Show (CES) de Las Vegas, qui commence lundi, pour son capteur intelligent à apposer sur le menton et qui permet de diagnostiquer les troubles du sommeil, annonce-t-elle samedi.
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