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Samsung to focus more on wearable healthcare devices than on robots

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12-Jan-17 Samsung Electronics will develop 'wearable healthcare devices' as its new business for the future instead of the robots that LG and other rivals are paying attention to. "The roles of home robots recently introduced by home appliance companies can be realized by adding artificial intelligence to existing devices such as smartphones, TVs and IoT refrigerators,” said a representative. [image: Business Korea]

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South Korean smart healthcare industry is falling behind

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11-Jan-17 In 2016 only three mHealth apps obtained medical device authorization in Korea - and one of them was the National Health Insurance Service’s. In contrast, the USFDA authorized 36 digital healthcare devices in 2016. Regulations on cloud services and time-consuming approval of innovative devices are also hindering the growth of the Korean smart healthcare industry. [image: Business Korea]

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Australians are ready for AI assisted healthcare

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10-Jan-17 Over 80 per cent of Australians are comfortable with AI being used to diagnose common medical problems and interpret test results. However, people also acknowledge some of the limitations of AI technology and identified privacy concerns over patient records and medical confidentiality and the lack of human intuition as issues. [image: i-stock / Which-50]

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Four predictions for Singapore's healthcare in 2017

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22-Dec-16 The next step for Singapore is to increase coverage of digital healthcare by making it more accessible and available to a wider pool of citizens: 1. Singapore turns to smart healthcare to tackle its aging population issue; 2. Doctors get support from automation; 3. The app economy comes to healthcare; 4. Singaporeans want easier and better access to healthcare. [image: Singapore Business Review]

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India diabetes care goes digital as RSSDI partners with Wellthy Therapeutics

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21-Dec-16 The Research Society for The Study of Diabetic in India has partnered with Wellthy Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company focused on improving outcomes through Artificial Intelligence. Wellthy Diabetes is a diabetes health coach for patients and a virtual clinical assistant for doctors. Wellthy will offer the prescription app for all doctors who are members of RSSDI to prescribe. [image: The Hindu Business Line]

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