Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor. A new system that can anticipate room assignments and suggest which nurses to assign to patients for C-sections and other procedures provided satisfactory recommendations to nurses 90 percent of the time. Today’s robots are awkward co-workers because they are often unable to predict what humans need. In hospitals, robots are employed to perform simple tasks such as delivering supplies and medications.But they have to be explicitly told what to do. Continue reading “Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor (Video)”
“Is this the future?” – Presented by Ellen Willemse, Study Centre for Technology Trends, at Health Tech Event, Dec 08, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Nobody can predict the future. Yet the sooner we are aware of changes that may come, the better we can prepare ourselves. A broad range of health related technological developments is translated into short scenarios of the not-too-near future; from self-learning systems to 4D-printing and virtual reality. After the introduction of the scenarios, the floor is open to discussion: do we expect this to come true? Do we want it? Get yourself future ready and join the discussion! Continue reading ““Is this the future?” – Presented by Ellen Willemse, Study Centre for Technology Trends”
Medical Design Trends for Wearables- Presented by Robert Newberry, Sanmina
With rapidly growing healthcare expenditures, aging populations, and rising lifestyle diseases it has increasingly put demands on medical design solutions which can provide a wide range of health information to be used across diagnostics, healthcare, and consumer markets. In many cases optical sensors are being integrated into the next generation wearable devices in order to provide novel biometric information not previously available as an integrated solution. Continue reading ““Medical Design Trends for Wearables” – Presented by Robert Newberry, Sanmina”
Royal Philips and its ACT-program consortium partners today announced the debut of a ‘ cookbook’ outlining key enablers necessary to scale connected care and telehealth programs. The cookbook is the result from a two-and-a-half year scientific evaluation of data from different connected health programs in five European regions. It provides new insights that apply across the EU on why certain telehealth programs are more successful than others.
Connected care is seen by many governments as essential to enable more efficient, patient-centric and continuous care for the aging EU population; however, although many local connected care pilot programs are successful, they fail to scale and their potential impact is not fully leveraged. Continue reading “Philips-led European Consortium Reveals Cookbook for Large Scale Coordinated Care and Telehealth Deployment”
Innovators, researchers, inventors start from their idea and look forward to an addressable market. Financiers, marketeers and entrepreneurs seek out the commercial opportunity and reason back through time: which idea could satisfy that need? Somewhere along the path between science and commerce the two parties attempt to meet. The longer and more winding the road, the more difficult such a meeting appears to be. Nowhere arguably is that road longer than in healthcare, where the time to market of a promising therapy may well exceed ten years. Continue reading “Where Market Meets Science”
In this short video lecture, Ayanna M. Howard, Motorola Foundation Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (Georgia Institute of Technology), introduces us to the world of healthcare robotics for therapy purposes. Continue reading “Highly Functional Robotics for Therapy (Video)”
Healthcare Biometrics Revenue to Total $12.5 Billion Worldwide by 2024, Driven by Home/Remote Patient Access, Care Provider Authentication, Patient Identification and Tracking, and Pharmacy Dispensing. The healthcare industry is one of biometrics’ most promising opportunities, according to a new report from market intelligence firm Tractica. Worldwide healthcare spending is about 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP). Continue reading “Healthcare Industry is One of Biometrics’ Most Promising Opportunities, Report States”
The role of mobile technology in healthcare is still widely considered experimental, but increasingly sophisticated mobile apps and wearable technologies are believed to be promising new tools that will drive behavior change and improve people’s health. Continue reading “Mobile’s role in healthcare is still experimental”
How can we produce better health for more people at a lower cost, year after year? By lifting all the rules and barriers that prevent health care innovators from bringing new lifesaving products to consumers and force doctors to beg bureaucrats and insurance administrators for permission to save lives. Continue reading “Innovation vs. Intervention in Health Care”
With every passing year, remarkable technological advancements make their way into the health care market. These advancements not only intend to improve patient care, to diagnose and treat diseases but also to control the rising cost of health care. Continue reading “Fiber-based networks and health care technology”