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Singapore's hospitals turn to robots for healthcare assistance

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23-Jul-15 With Singapore's ageing population there will be more seniors needing care, but not enough carers. This is why hospitals are turning to robots. A robot can help recovering patients exercise; another can keep dementia patients occupied. The idea is to "take the manual out of healthcare", said Ms Selina Seah, director of the Centre for Healthcare Assitive & Robotics Technology. [image: Straits Times]

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‘Hospital At Home’ program introduced in HCMC

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23-Jul-15 The ‘Hospital At Home’ program has recently become more popular in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, thanks to the participation of four public hospitals. The public infirmaries now also offer the service to provide care and brief diagnoses at home for elderly patients and those who have difficulty walking. Each health check costs from VND150k (USD7) to VND500k (USD23). [image: Tuoi Tre News]

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Australian mobile app uses sound to diagnose respiratory conditions

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22-Jul-15 A mobile application developed by the University of Queensland that uses sound alone to diagnose respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and asthma has recently been commercialised by spin-off company ResApp, which was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in Jul-15. The new diagnostic tool will allow doctors to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases via a smartphone application. [image: Medical Press]

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