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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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Why Chinese healthcare apps are struggling

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27-Jul-16 As of yet, there have been no big business successes in Chinese mobile health. Most apps have failed to generate significant numbers of users, let alone produce much revenue. As investor sentiment cools, many startups are cash poor heading into a painful shake out. China's healthcare system remains overwhelmingly financed by government insurance. [image: AP]

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Thai city pilots smart healthcare for elderly

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27-Jul-16 Saensuk city in Thailand is trialling a smart healthcare project to monitor the health of its elderly and allow nurses to respond more quickly to emergencies. The pilot program will monitor elderly patients through smart devices and sensors installed in residences and nursing homes. These data will help the government better plan healthcare resources. [image: GovInsider]

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