Canadian researchers develop a Smart Suite equipped with mHealth tools

Smart Suite - Elderly Woman - Senior mHealth care

Researchers from Canada use mHealth tech to help improve home life of seniors. A research team at the University of Manitoba is using a $50,000 grant to develop a Smart Suite, which equips living quarters with mHealth tools and platforms designed to monitor the activities of the occupants. The purpose of the project is to enable seniors to live longer in their homes and provide care providers with extra opportunities for remote patient monitoring. The technology will detect the occupants’ activities, time, location and more. The Smart Suite is backed…

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BioStamp nPoint to be used in new CNS disease research

BioStamp nPoint - Health Research

MC10 is collaborating with the University of Rochester to advance medical research. MC10, Inc. the company behind the innovative mhealth wearable device BioStamp nPoint, is collaborating with researchers from the University of Rochester. The collaboration will use MC10’s wearable system for the purpose of advancing methods of assessing Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. The research will specifically focus on assessing the disease progression of movement disorders. BioStamp nPoint is a system of wearable sensors that collects health data. More specifically, according to MC10, it is an “FDA 510(k) cleared medical…

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Australian state is first in the world to use new tech to deter distracted driving

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New South Wales is going an extra mile to encourage hands-free phone use while driving. Australia’s largest state by population is cracking down on distracted driving and is the first jurisdiction in the world to use cameras to catch drivers distracted by theirhand-held mobile phones, and prosecute them. Drivers who use phones illegally while driving are four times as likely to cause an accident. Road safety experts have grown more and more alarmed at the increasing prevalence of accidents on New South Wales roads that involve drivers using smartphones. Those…

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Starbucks payment pen to lunch in Japan

Starbucks Payment Pen - Woman holding Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is releasing a new NFC-enabled product in Japan. Starbucks is gearing up to launch another gadget in Japan that can be used in its stores. This time around it’s a Starbucks payment pen. Called “Starbucks Touch: The Pen,” the new hardware product is indeed a working pen. Not only can you write with it, but it has an NFC reader that connects to a digital wallet, allowing the user to pay for items at the coffee shop. The pen features brown gel ink and FeliCa technology. The Starbucks payment…

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Samsung to deliver “seamless” Galaxy Fold experience with the help of its partners

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Samsung has aimed to design a new mobile device that provides a complete foldable experience. The Galaxy Fold is set to launch with a new premier service in the coming weeks to consumers in the United States. Samsung has worked with Google, App Partners and Android developers to ensure that hundreds of apps that are available through the Google Play Store and Galaxy Store are updated and fully compatible with the foldable device to deliver a seamless experience. Samsung has worked hard to produce a first-of-its-kind mobile device. The Galaxy…

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