Connected Care

Following total hip replacement, patients are well-served with AI-powered biofeedback that helps them rehab safely and effectively at home with occasional monitoring by a remote physical therapist.

A junior doctor in the U.K. is driving the development of a smartphone app that lets healthcare providers jettison their legacy pagers to communicate just as quickly but much more thoroughly and productively.

More adults are utilizing voice assistant devices powered by AI to help with their medication management, but not all devices are the same. According to new research published in Nature, Google Assistant outpaces its peers, including Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri voice assistants.

The Financial Times of London is calling for caution—along with standardized and modernized regulation—around AI in healthcare.

AI in healthcare and wearables are buzzy words in the sector, but not all patients are on board with injecting biometric monitoring devices (BMDs) into their daily lives. And that non-acceptance could prove problematic for the future of these devices and other AI-based tools, according to a recent study from French researchers with Université Paris Descartes.

A Berlin-based startup whose mobile health app uses AI to help people manage chronic digestive problems has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The company intends to spend the bulk of the money getting the app in the hands of gastrointestinal patients in the U.S.

Researchers have developed an algorithm to help assess the response of Parkinson’s patients to medication while clinicians are at work and the patients are typing on personal computers in their homes.

Microsoft is launching a regional hub for AI, Internet of Things and data science in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Mayor Greg Fischer, with a focus on collaborating with partners in healthcare and manufacturing.

A year ago, U.S. military researchers presented an algorithm that can tell an individual how much caffeine to consume, and when, to achieve optimal alertness. Now they’ve turned the technique into a freely available tool for “designing effective strategies to maximize alertness while avoiding excessive caffeine consumption.”

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often share word of their adverse reactions to the drugs in online health forums. Researchers at Stanford have used natural language processing to mine these posts, accurately flagging detrimental side effects well before clinical journals advise caution.

Retail giant Walmart has joined a blockchain group that aims to track and verify prescription drugs, the company confirmed to CoinDesk.

The vast majority of healthcare executives––89%––are experimenting with emerging technologies such as AI, according to Accenture’s Digital Health Technology Vision report.