Daily Archives: September 27, 2019

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Tech consultancy launches prototype app for melanoma detection

Global technology consultancy DataArt has launched “SkinCareAI” – a prototype app that analyses skin images to detect early signs of melanoma. Using advances in machine learning (ML) technology, SkinCareAI was developed by DataArt ML expert Andrey Sorokin for the ISIC (International Skin Imaging Collaboration) Challenge. Drawing from worldwide data, the app uses ML algorithms for early…

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Three innovations to combat cardiovascular disease

For World Heart Day, EIT Health is showcasing three innovative approaches in the fight against cardiovascular disease in Europe. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 3.9 million deaths in Europe every year. It is one of society’s biggest challenges as well as a significant economic burden; with an estimated cost to the EU of over €210 billion per…

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Fitbit and screening app announce heart monitoring partnership

Fitbit and health screening and monitoring app FibriCheck, has announced a partnership enabling users in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK to monitor their heart rhythm for irregularities, such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) directly from their Fitbit smartwatch. The FibriCheck software, which is CE marked, meets the performance standards for medical devices in the European…

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Why no healthcare business is too small for data science

Artificial intelligence (AI) could reduce the cost of healthcare by $150 billion by 2026 in the US alone, according to the Stanford Medicine 2018 Health Trends Report. To achieve this, the industry relies on access to the AI skills of data scientists. However, recruiting one full-time is not always easy and can be costly. Here…

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