£10m Innovation scheme launched to tackle long-term conditions
The Innovation Scholars Scheme will support collaboration between researchers and industry in the development of new wearable health devices, diagnostic devices and personalised medicines.
EyeControl headset for locked-in patients available on NHS Supply Chain
EyeControl, which combines an eye-tracking camera and speaker, allows patients who have lost the ability to move or speak to communicate.
UK innovation agency grants £865k to mobility AI project
A consortium led by Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems is developing an AI platform that could improve care for people with mobility issues.
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Fitbit beefs up healthcare offering with fitness and coaching platform
Fitbit Care combines the company’s activity-tracking hardware with tailored health and wellness services for insurers, employers and health systems.
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Eye-controlled wearable aims to give locked-in patients a voice
EyeControl is a communications device designed for patients who have full cognitive ability but are unable to move or speak.
Connected care homes ‘could slash £1bn from NHS demand’
A project run by NHS Calderdale CCG has suggested that telehealth in care homes could cut hospital admissions by as much as third
NHS looks to the cosmos for innovation drive with UK Space Agency
Up to £4 million will be made available to innovators who can demonstrate how tech originally designed for space could be used to improve NHS treatment and care.
Nokia’s digital health unit misses the pulse as company announces strategic review
Nokia’s digital health arm is up for review, hinting at fresh struggles from the Finnish vendor to break into the consumer fitness sector.
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust adopts fall-preventing wearables
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has started using new wearable technology specifically designed to prevent falls in older people.
Researchers talk up potential of wearable and implantable tech for people with COPD
Health researchers have called for further studies into the potential of smart technology for people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
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