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KPJ explores setting up oncology centre in Indonesia

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03-Aug-16 Malaysia's KPJ Healthcare has entered into a MOU with two Japanese partners Sojitz Corp and Capital Medica - Japan’s leading hospital and nursing home operator - to explore developing a USD12 mn oncology centre near Jakarta, Indonesia. The collaboration will facilitate sharing medical technology and know-how between Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. [image: Fintel]

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Babies to don wearable tech in India

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01-Aug-16 Researchers in India from Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems and St John's Research Institute have developed a wearable sensor which picks up temperature abnormalities in newborn babies. It transmits remotely to the phone of a health worker or raises an audible alarm to alert a family member, either immediately or if no corrective action is taken. [image: Bangalore Mirror]

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Philips ​launches ​connected ​wearables​ globally​

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01-Aug-16 Philips announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices - a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer - and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App are available from 1-Aug-16. [image: Philips]

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Health tech repair with zero downtime in Japan

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28-Jul-16 Dubbed the Brilliant Hospital initiative, hospitals in Japan could be plugged into a powerful cloud network that can share, analyze, and visualize terabytes of equipment (and someday patient) data. This saves time on repair procedures and helps doctors see more patients. It also helps them spot trends and make better diagnoses in the future. [image: GE Healthcare]

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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

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28-Jul-16 Within five years, one in three US surgeries - more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms. Companies developing new robots also plan to expand their use in India, China and other emerging markets. [image: Intuitive Surgical / Reuters]

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