World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10 October every year. It...
- Medtronic disables cardiac programmer updates over security risk
- World Mental Health Day: tech tackles anxiety and depression in the workplace
- Tencent to use AI technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease
- Canadian researchers train AI algorithm to predict cognitive decline
- First woman in 55 years wins Physics Nobel Prize with laser tech
Novartis aims to disrupt healthcare with ‘digital ecosystem’
Novartis has recently created a digital ecosystem named Novartis Biome, a global network of digital innovation labs, with an aim of disrupting healthcare by empowering several health-tech start-up companies. This is one of the most recent examples of how the pharmaceutical industry is starting to embrace new models of healthcare that would play hand-in-hand with technological advancements.
Wellcome supports two new digital technology projects
UK non-profit organisation Wellcome has announced funding support for two new digital technology projects focussed on the detection of paediatric brain injuries and improving stroke care, respectively.
Medtronic disables cardiac programmer updates over security risk
Medtronic has disabled online updates for its CareLink and CareLink Encore programmers, models 2090 and 29901, because they were found to be vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.
World Mental Health Day: tech tackles anxiety and depression in the workplace
World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10 October every year. It seeks to reflect on progress and look at what needs to be done to eradicate the enduring social stigma related to mental health conditions. One element of the solutions-focused Mad World Forum held on 9 October in London was companies presenting how their digital technologies can improve mental health in the workplace.
Plastic pictures: how is the ‘selfie generation’ changing cosmetic surgery?
Every surgeon bears witness to different diseases of the human body, and their related behaviours. A cardiac surgeon sees people suffering from heart disease from their lifestyle choices, an orthopaedic surgeon sees joint and spine injuries from bad posture. But what do plastic surgeons see?
Tencent to use AI technology to monitor Parkinson’s disease
Chinese tech company Tencent has partnered with UK-based medical firm Medopad to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system for remote monitoring of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
September’s top news stories
Medtronic to acquire surgical systems developer Mazor Robotics for a total consideration of about $1.64bn, and Abbott obtains CE-Mark for its Architect Stat High Sensitive Troponin-I blood test to predict the chances of a heart attack. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps up key headlines from September 2018.
Cook Medical to face competition in the US from Boston Scientific’s Eluvia
Boston Scientific recently received FDA approval for the Eluvia Stent System, after the announcement of positive study results at the 30th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting, disrupting Cook Medical’s current monopoly over the US market.
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