Tag Archives: Tech

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Singapore’s food tech startups are serving up lab-grown milk and ‘fake’ shrimp dumplings

Veego, a plant-based protein developed by Life3 Biotech that tastes like chicken. Courtesy Life3 Biotech The coronavirus crisis has magnified Singapore‘s food security concerns — an issue made worse by climate change — and the city-state is looking to ramp up its local food production. Tech entrepreneurs say they want to help. To boost national self-sufficiency, more local start-ups… Read More »

COVID-19: How the UK’s regional health tech cluster is responding

Many of their observations on digital preparedness and strategic innovation were mirrored by members of the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative (YIC) who discussed their platform in an exclusive interview with Healthcare IT News. WHY IT MATTERS Yorkshire & Humber’s existing commitment to health tech meant that the transition to remote working already had a head-start, as… Read More »

Smart toilets seen as future real-time health monitoring tech

Toilets are currently used for disposing of human waste. But researchers see tremendous value in the metabolic information contained in urine as a source of real-time monitoring of peoples’ health. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on a proof of principle for an integrated “smart toilet” system… Read More »

WW (aka WeightWatchers) Is Watching Health Tech & Behavior Change Thinking | Zoe Griffiths, WW

Health 2.0 Sep 5, 2019• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH What’s WeightWatchers, now WW, doing at a health tech conference? Zoe Griffiths, Global Director of Nutrition, talks about what’s next for the company’s 4.5M members worldwide as their “wellness partner” embraces the latest trends and thinking that help make the behavior changes that lead to… Read More »