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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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The new hotbed for device startups: Bangalore

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15-Aug-16 India now is a springboard for developing medical device companies who envision a big future on a global scale. Of the 37 mn people who are blind, more than 15 mn are from India. Forus Health’s 3nethra device is designed to take a picture of the eye and detect the five major ailments that lead to blindness. [image: Forus Health]

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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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Funding The GCC’s Healthcare Boom

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14-Aug-16 As the economic boom in Gulf countries has deflated in tandem with hydrocarbon prices, the region has been saddled with another boom, struggling under a massive social burden of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular ailments. The GCC region is now expected to see the healthcare industry flourish as it works to keep the populace healthy. [image: Dallah Healthcare]

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