Beyond Wellness For the Healthy: Digital Health Consumer Adoption 2018

Results from Rock Health’s fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption and sentiments. Adoption continues to rise while consumers leverage digital health tools to address concrete health needs.

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Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health: Moving the Field Forward (Executive Summary)

Approximately 53 million Americans live with a disability. For decades, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been conducting and supporting research to discover new ways to minimize disability and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. After the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the NIH established the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research with the goal of developing and implementing a rehabilitation research agenda. Currently, a total of 17 institutes and centers at NIH invest more than $500 million per year in rehabilitation research. Recently, the director of NIH, Dr Francis Collins, appointed a Blue Ribbon Panel to evaluate the status of rehabilitation research across institutes and centers. As a follow-up to the work of that panel, NIH recently organized a conference under the title “Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward.” This report is a summary of the discussions and proposals that will help guide rehabilitation research at NIH in the near future.

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NightWare Won’t Sleep Until PTSD Victims Dream Nightmare-Free

NightWare, a Minneapolis-based medical-device startup, is creating an Apple Watch app for those suffering from nightmare disorder, a common side affect for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

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Alphabet's Verily Halts Diabetes-Detecting Contact Lens Project

Alphabet Inc.’s experimental medical technology unit Verily halted one of its longest-running projects on Friday: the development of a contact lens that measures glucose levels of people with diabetes.

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Apple Watch Heart Study With Stanford Signs Up 400,000 People

More than 400,000 people have signed up for a Stanford University study being sponsored by Apple Inc. to examine whether Apple Watch can detect patients with undiagnosed heart rhythm problems, one of the largest heart screening studies ever to be conducted.

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Army enrolling volunteer units to test in-development automated triage tech

The US Army’s medical division has been building a mobile technology platform that will streamline triage and communications in the event of medical evacuations. The Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB, initiative looks to leverage wearable sensors, accelerometers, and other FDA-cleared technology as a means for medics to more easily communicate with teams at a receiving field hospital during an emergency situation.

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Apple finally moves beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs with a truly life-changing product

Some industry watchers believed that Apple couldn't move out of the shadow of Steve Jobs and carve out for itself a new and different direction. Yesterday, under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple proved them wrong.

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Wireless Biosensor Platform Accelerates Development Of Wearables For Life- Critical Monitoring

LifeSignals has introduced the Life Signal Product platform, a family of semiconductor chips optimized to enable the development of mobile and wearable applications in medical and health monitoring for life-critical applications.

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Stretchable Sensors Are Game Changers For Stroke Recovery

A game-changing wearable device may help transform stroke rehabilitation. Developed at Northwestern University, the stretchable sensors stick to a patient’s skin. The electronics move with the body and report health statistics, including sleep quality, muscle activity, and heart function.

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Sweden’s KRY raises $66 million to bring its digital health service to France and the U.K.

Swedish company KRY today announced that it has raised $66 million to expand its digital health care service across Europe. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Accel, Creandum, Project A, and others. The company offers a digital platform that connects patients with doctors remotely. Using a mobile app, a patient can consult a KRY-employed health care professional and can also submit symptoms and share photos.

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Smart thermometer, app provide real-time influenza tracking

Using a "smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity as much as three weeks in advance.

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