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Could activity trackers help with heart problems?
Overall, a significant amount (74%) of people using an activity tracker say the device is helping them cope with their condition.
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
IBM and Under Armour look to transform healthcare tech
A future version of the UA Record app powered by IBM Watson could be the first healthcare system to utilise cognitive computing technologies.
Are you accidentally leaking your employees' health information?
“Many organisations are not doing enough to protect this highly sensitive and confidential data."
3D tech helps Kiwi scientists understand more about genes
Scientists working in NZ are using 3D technologies, namely 3D digital models, to understand more about how gene crowding affects cell development.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare a $6 billion industry
AI systems are at the forefront of the healthcare revolution. Selecting the right solution partners and business models is crucial for vendor success.
Fitness industry gets breath of life thanks to Kiwi developers
“This common interest and the direction gaming is heading highlights a significant opportunity for the fitness industry and one we were keen to grow."
Wearables for Good challenge celebrates life-changing technology
"If I told you 10 years ago that I thought mobile phones could strengthen national health systems, you would have told me I’m crazy."
Scientists create wireless device to 'switch-off' pain
"Our eventual goal is to use this technology to treat pain in very specific locations by providing a kind of 'switch' to turn off the pain signals."
Proliferation of smart devices continues
Smart devices are no longer limited to mobile phones, bracelets and home appliances. Now, there are devices to take care of all our basic necessities.
Trend alert: NZ businesses move health and safety systems online
"More and more, businesses are realising that there are electronic systems that help them meet health and safety compliance requirements."
Text Neck: Is your smartphone wrecking your spine?
New research shows people hunching over their smartphones is wreaking havoc on their posture, causing significant stress in the cervical spine.
Healthcare wearables trigger privacy concerns with consumers
"There is a lingering and noticeable concern around the protection of personal health information. This should be a warning bell for manufacturers."
3D-printing hits the drug scene
This month, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval to manufacture a 3D printed drug tablet. I see 3DP drugs having two main advantages.
Healthcare sector driving force behind wearables market
The healthcare sector is a huge contributing factor to the booming wearable electronics market, according to Persistence Market Research.
Are virtual reality headsets bad for our eyes?
As virtual reality headsets become more widespread, it's important for people to consider how they could negatively impact eyesight.
Creating digital healthcare reality with Canterbury DHB and HP
Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and HP are working together to explore innovations that can create a new reality for New Zealand healthcare.
Virtual reality supermarket designed by Kiwi researchers
A three-dimensional virtual supermarket software tool has been designed by a member of the University of Auckland’s Institute for Health Innovation.
Govt IT campaign to put power in the hands of Kiwi patients
The New Zealand Government is implementing an online system to help and encourage patients to take more control over their health.
Apple gains dominance in healthcare sector
Apple is gaining traction in the health and medical research space with ResearchKit, the open source software framework.
Robot cat helps dementia patients
A new robotic therapy has been launched to help people who suffer from dementia and intellectual disabilities, in the form of a cat.
Myth buster: Mobile phones don’t give you brain tumours
New research from the University of Auckland shows the risk of brain tumours cannot be linked with with increased mobile phone use.
Orion Health partners with all five South Island DHBs for regional patient information system
Orion Health has signed a commercial agreement with all five South Island District Health Boards for a single shared patient information care system.
Under Armour joins digital fitness club with UA Record
Under Armour has jumped on the digital health bandwagon with the release of the UA Record, the latest addition to the digital health and fitness network.