How doctors can monitor health based on tea-making abilities

A UK student has scooped an award from tech giant Philips for a product design that would allow doctors to digitally monitor health in the elderly – based on how they make a cup of tea Callum Smith from Northumbria University won the Philips internship award for his design entitled FrailTea, at the 2016 RSA…


Listen to this: internet-enabled hearing aid overcomes complex noise situations

Oticon, a manufacturer of hearing aid technology, has launched Oticon Opn, a new listening device that uses the internet to overcome challenges faced by conventional hearing aids Running on the Velox platform, the hearing aid uses an “open sound” approach, handling multiple speech and noise sources, even in complex listening situations. To do this, the hearing…

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Meet Europe’s top digital health brands

The ‘top 45’ companies in the digital health and medtech space have been announced at the 2016 Tech Tour Healthtech Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland Firms working on wearable insulin delivery, diagnostic tools for allergy profiling, blood plasma profiling for cancer diagnosis, and real-time health and fitness tracking are among top 45 brands chosen to present…

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Need to see a GP now? Don’t book it – Thomas Cook it

British holidaymakers will now have access to a UK GP whilst overseas within ten minutes of requesting an appointment, if they take out an insurance policy with Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook, in partnership with Now Healthcare Group, is the first travel company to offer Now GP – an app connecting holidaymakers with UK-based GPs. Complementing…


Mobile health apps and digital devices made available on NHS

Plans announced for a new funding model will allow digital health apps and devices to be made available free to patients In his keynote speech to around 1,000 NHS leaders at the NHS Confederation Conference in Manchester on Friday, Simon Stevens head of NHS England, announced that for the first time the NHS will provide an…

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