Omar Ishrak — slated to step down as CEO of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) in April — is now the independent chair of the board at tech giant Intel (NSDQ:INTC). Ishrak replaces Andy Bryant, who plans to retire from Intel’s board in May. “I have full confidence in Omar leading the board, which is fortunate to have his […]
Intel (NSDQ:INTC) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week they are partnering to test Intel hardware’s ability to run deep learning artificial intelligence programs intended to improve the capabilities of Philips tech. The two companies joined to test the abilities of hardware using Intel Xeon processors and the OpenVINO toolkit for two AI-powered programs: one for […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Federal officials this week will vote on a measure that aims to set aside a key radio spectrum for use by medical devices.
If approved, the radio spectrum will be designated for devices employing "mobile body area networks," using wireless communication to allow multiple devices to communicate within and around the body.
Intel Corp. (NSDQ:INTC) and General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) joint venture Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC won 510(k) clearance from the Food & Drug Administration for a virtual care coordination platform.
The clearance for the news system, called Intel Health Guide Express, brings the companies another step closer to making the product available for off-the-shelf personal computers.
Once shrugged off as just part of the game, concussions in players from the National Football League on down to Pee Wee level are under much scrutiny.
The NFL has punished players for illegal hits and now requires teams to post concussion guidelines in the locker rooms. A consortium led by researchers and physicians affiliated with Boston University, after years of campaigning to raise awareness of the long-term dangers posed by concussions, joined forces with the league last year to study the issue.
Startups launch and rumors swirl ahead of CES The International 2010 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week with a flurry of news, but come Saturday a portion of the CE industry’s attention will be focused on connected health devices and services at the Digital Health Summit co-located at the event. Wireless health companies have already begun making news in the New Year, including Wellcore, the Mayo Clinic, GE Healthcare and Intel and Apple.