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Microsoft Malaysia, CREST sign MoU for healthcare innovation

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17-Aug-16 Microsoft Malaysia and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) have signed an MOU to drive connected healthcare innovation through a CREST-Microsoft Health Innovation Hub. The digital health hub will provide end-to-end services for developers, start-ups and researchers looking to co-innovate and co-sell telehealth, smart access, remote patient monitoring, drug adherence, and corporate wellness. [image: Digital News Asia]

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Intel, Dell “smart city” to support older people in Thailand

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16-Aug-16 Saensuk Smart City in Thailand, developed with Dell and Intel, is a Thai municipality with 46,000 local residents, 15% of whom are 65+. It is a three-year public-private partnership with the first aim of supporting older people in their homes through IoT-powered applications including monitoring of vital signs, fall detection, emergency notifications, environmental monitoring and safety tracking. [image: Dell]

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Firms in aging Thailand bet on demand surge

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15-Aug-16 CT Asia Robotics is one of many Thai firms investing in healthcare for the aged in a country where the working-age population will decline this year. Diaper maker DSG International has seen adult diaper sales grow 30% this year. Another company seeing opportunity in the demographic change is Samaphan Health, which sells mattresses and respiratory products to aid sleep. [image: Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha]

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Tracking the public health effects of the Rio Olympics

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11-Aug-16 Visitors to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are most at risk from waterborne pathogens and mosquito-borne infections. So far in 2016 we have seen 165,000 cases of Zika, 1.3 mn cases of dengue, 137,808 cases of chikungunya and over 6,500 cases of H1N1 influenza, in Brazil alone. To track outbreaks that may result from the Olympics, HealthMap has created a surveillance map. [image: Vector]

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Digital health care services just around corner in Japan

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07-Aug-16 Businesses in Japan are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age. They are especially interested in preventive medicine, an area that could help Japan slash its ballooning medical costs. But the environment for startups in Japan is making it difficult to find a viable business model. [image: IStock / The Japan Times]

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