Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 30, 2018 — No. 110

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Oct 30, 2018 — No. 110

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Greetings!

The second installment of EBD Group and Demy-Colton’s digital medicine report has been released. Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 – Financing the Future focuses on the ways in which digital healthcare investments are benefiting from the surfeit of cash that is lifting the biotech sector. Following record-breaking funding for digital health startups in 2017, the first half of 2018 has continued that financial trajectory. Download “Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 – Financing the Future” to learn more.

For the rest of the newsletter, please scroll down below.

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GLOBAL EVENT LIST
This is a crowdsourced list of global conferences and events focused on or relevant to digital health.

FEATURED EVENTS
CNS Summit – Nov 1-4, 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Digital Health World Congress 2018 Winter Edition, Nov 28-29 in London, UK

Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase, Jan 8-9, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

EVENT PROMOTION
Please contact me for options on event promotion, including having your event featured at the top of this list, featured in my weekly Digital Health group announcements, newsletter, and on Twitter.

SUBMITTING AN EVENT
Please provide the event name, date(s), event website link (direct and not a shortened url), one-paragraph event description, the venue name, and location (city and country). Not all events are relevant to digital health and webinars are typically not allowed, but you can ask me about promotion options.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter for Oct 30

Greetings!

The second installment of EBD Group and Demy-Colton’s digital medicine report has been released. Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 – Financing the Future focuses on the ways in which digital healthcare investments are benefiting from the surfeit of cash that is lifting the biotech sector. Following record-breaking funding for digital health startups in 2017, the first half of 2018 has continued that financial trajectory. Download “Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 – Financing the Future” to learn more.

North’s new “Focals” are a $1,000 pair of smart glasses that can tell you the weather, read text messages, and connect to Amazon’s Alexa‬.

The Apple Watch’s new fall detection feature has been credited with helping a man in Swedenby notifying emergency services after he collapsed. Swedish publication Aftonbladet reports that Gustavo Rodriguez was struck with crippling back pain that caused him to double over and collapse to the floor. The Apple Watch’s fall detection algorithm identified Gustavo’s collapse and offered to call emergency services.

LIVING & SOCIETY

During a recent speech in Brussels, Apple’s Tim Cook said that tech is hurting people and regulation is needed to protect consumers. According to Cook: “We see vividly—painfully—how technology can harm rather than help. Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies.”

The Kinsa thermometer tells firms in what regions to target their advertising based on your personal health data. As comedy Twitter account @internetofshit  tweeted: “Use a cheap smart thermometer, get targeted flu ads. The future sucks.”

Automaker GM recently revealed that it secretly gathered data on 90,000 drivers’ radio-listening habits and locations.

Google is teaching children how to act online while positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship.

In Sweden, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

In Silicon Valley, parents are instructing their hired nannies to act as phone, tablet, computer, and TV police for their kids. The rules are actually stipulated in child care contracts.

In China, the restaurant Industry is becoming a tech battleground, with companies like Baidu and Tencent setting their sights on robot restaurants and food delivery. For example, at Robot.He, diners can scan a QR code to order their food and pay for it.

The results of a recent survey on who a self-driving car should kill when it has to make a choice vary by region. For example, people living in collectivist cultures like China and Japan are less likely to spare the young over the old.

A U.S. federal judge has ordered the Memphis police department to limit its surveillance of activists. The agency was found to be in violation of a previous court order prohibiting it from watching protesters and monitoring their social media accounts. In response to the ruling, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg said “being able to truly engage in dialogue about important issues without the threat of intimidation is vital to our democracy”.

Twitter says it ‘made a mistake’ when it failed to remove threatening tweets from the Florida “MAGAbomber” bomb suspect. Rochelle Ritchie tweeted several screenshots of the threatening tweets previously sent to her by the suspect along with a screenshot of Twitter’s response to the formal complaint she made to the company: “We have reviewed your report carefully and found that there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior.”

FDA CLEARANCE

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance  to Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality (AR) System. This is the first AR medical solution for Microsoft HoloLens cleared by the agency for use in pre-operative surgical planning. Novarad’s system renders 2D, 3D, and 4D images of patients interactively, while accurately overlaying them directly onto the patient’s body, which allows doctors to see the patient and into the patient simultaneously to more accurately plan surgery.

FUNDING

Enable Injections, maker of the wearable and disposable enFuse large volume wearable injector (LVWI) device for medication, has landed $40M. For more information on the company’s system, see this previous article in Medgadget.

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Copyright © 2018 Paul Sonnier, Story of Digital Health

Paul Sonnier
Advisor ⋅ Author ⋅ Speaker ⋅ Technologist ⋅ Social Entrepreneur
Book: The Fourth Wave: Digital Health
Founder, Digital Health group on LinkedIn
Creator, Story of Digital Health
Twitter: @Paul_Sonnier
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