healthcare

Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple is shopping the Apple Watch around private Medicare plan providers, in the hope of getting the health-tracking smartwatch onto the wrists of seniors. Now in its fourth generation, the latest Apple Watch features the ability to perform basic electrocardiogram tests to ascertain heart health, as well as a fall detection system that can spot if the wearer has collapsed and summon help.

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Microsoft and Walgreens strike major deal to personalize healthcare

Microsoft and Walgreens strike major deal to personalize healthcare

Walgreens Boots Alliance, the pharmacy's health and well-being enterprise, has teamed up with Microsoft on healthcare-related innovations, the companies have announced. The partnership will combine Walgreen's locations, health services, and similar offerings with Microsoft's tech 'to advance and improve the future of health care.' The business deal arrives as Amazon eyes its own big move into the healthcare industry.

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Coway Airmega 400S Air Purifier Review: Less smoke, more smart

Coway Airmega 400S Air Purifier Review: Less smoke, more smart

You end up thinking a lot about air quality when a thick pall of smoke has been hanging outside your windows for two weeks solid - enough to make you think that a high-tech air purifier is probably a very good addition to most homes. Coway's Airmega 400S is one such example, combining a voracious appetite for air impurities with a host of connected features that should make it a more welcome guest. Question is, at more than $600, is it worth it?

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Verily shelves diabetes-tracking contact lenses

Verily shelves diabetes-tracking contact lenses

An ambitious project to make contact lenses that could track glucose levels for people with diabetes has been shelved, with Alphabet's Verily admitting the technology just wasn't up to scratch yet. The health-centric lenses were one of the company's first public projects to break cover back in 2014, and a headline example of how it would work with the pharmaceutical industry.

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Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google are teaming up on health, aiming to make it easier to combine individual exercise data with electronic medical records for a smarter take on fitness and chronic conditions. The deal will see Fitbit use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to funnel the everyday movement and workout data gathered by its wearables into owners' patient profiles.

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iOS 11.3 Health Records makes iPhone your treatment hub

iOS 11.3 Health Records makes iPhone your treatment hub

Apple's push to make the iPhone the hub for your medical treatment continues, with iOS 11.3 adding Health Records for tracking tests, appointments, and more. A new addition to the iOS Health app, Health Records will pull in data from select healthcare services providers to be funneled straight into one place, rather than spread across multiple systems and devices.

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Amazon digital health talent grab: Box exec reportedly joins team

Amazon digital health talent grab: Box exec reportedly joins team

Amazon is quietly building up its digital health tech talent, reportedly poaching a healthcare exec from Box. The Seattle behemoth may be best known for its retail business, but in the background it has a growing footprint in all manner of health technology areas. This latest Amazon talent grab appears to be another move to shore up those.

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Baby Pod 20 uses car racing tech to safely transport newborns

Baby Pod 20 uses car racing tech to safely transport newborns

While we will probably (or hopefully) experience a Krypton-like planetary destruction, transporting newly born infants in an emergency is a real-world problem. Fortunately we don't need to wish for fictional alien technology for answers. We only need to look at our own existing Formula One car racing tech for that. Advanced Healthcare Technology (AHT), which specializes in new-born infant transportation, partnered with Formula One experts Williams Group to create the future of baby pods today. And what better name to call it than the Baby Pod 20.

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Tim Cook himself is testing the new Apple Watch’s huge medical feature

Tim Cook himself is testing the new Apple Watch’s huge medical feature

Apple's next smartwatch is expected to test blood sugar levels, and the prototype has reportedly been strapped to none other than CEO Tim Cook. The next-generation Apple Watch will, if the rumors are to be believed, double-down on its health applications. Likely to be the flagship feature is something that, until now, has only really been offered by medically-licensed devices.

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