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New smartphone app is able to detect Zika virus in 30 minutes

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21-Mar-17 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in the US have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated, diagnostic device for the detection of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The new device eliminates the need for laboratory testing and reduces wait times from several days, to around 30 minutes and would cost in the region of USD100. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Insurers focusing on healthcare in Korea

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21-Mar-17 Korea's NongHyup Life Insurance has signed an MOU with KT to develop new insurance products and healthcare services using big data and IoT. The companies will launch a product for elderly people in 2018. The product is characterized by smart bands checking their pulse and movements and providing notifications for families, insurers and public health centers. [image: Business Korea]

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Korean and Danish companies work together to create innovative sound therapy solution

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17-Mar-17 The Korean company GEOMC and Danish sound specialist company AUDIOWISE have jointly developed a sound therapy solution aimed at reducing symptoms of depression, sleep disturbance, pain, anger, and other similar side effects of prolonged stress. The technology is being tested at Seoul National University’s research centers to provide empirical proof of effectiveness. [image: Business Korea]

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Thai hospital Siriraj set to introduce eight robots

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16-Mar-17 Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand plans to introduce robots into the dispensing process at its pharmacies to improve accuracy in preparing patients' prescriptions, increasing patient safety, and speeding up the hospital's pharmacy services. Currently the hospital handles more than 2 mn lists of medicine per year for patients and is targeting zero errors after the robots are introduced. [image: Bangkok Post]

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China's next wave of bubbles will be from health apps

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13-Mar-17 A classic internet land grab is underway in China, with over 2,000 well-funded companies launching health related apps into the market. With players ranging from giants such as Tencent to true start-ups, most are expected to fail and and the ones remaining will have to hope that the government decides to trust in market forces rather than taking over itself.  [image: Digital Graphiti]

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