Cloud-based medical image exchange company NucleusHealth has landed an undisclosed “strategic investment” from Mercy Health, an Ohio–based health care system that is now a minority investor in the San Diego, Calif.-based company. NucleusHealth will use the money to help deliver Nucleus.io, the first cloud-based Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) platform designed to use the security, scalability and cost efficiencies of […]
Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) is developing new blood pressure monitoring tech, called Glabella, which comes equipped on a pair of glasses that passively collects physiological data on the wearer, according to a research paper recently released by the company. A prototype version of the glasses includes optical sensors, processing and storage and communications devices integrated into the frame […]
Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) may be readying another run at the wrist-worn health device market it reportedly abandoned in 2016 after its Band device failed to catch on. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant introduced the first Band product in 2014, with sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality. The Band 2 version launched […]
Microsoft has tapped a top British health data researcher to head a new healthcare research initiative at its Cambridge research lab. Iain Buchan is presently a clinical professor of public health informatics at the University of Manchester – and director of the Health eResearch Centre, which is part of the U.K.’s Medical Research Council. Buchan will become […]
Your heart rate may be accurate on your fitness tracker, but the number of calories burned is significantly wrong, according to new research from Stanford University. The researchers suggest that although the heart rate measurements are pretty much accurate, energy expenditure measurements are probably significantly wrong. Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio […]
Median Technologies (EPA:ALMDT) and Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) said today they inked a deal to develop new cancer detection, diagnosis and monitoring methods using “big data” analytics. Through the deal, Median Technologies will use its Ibiopsy imaging biomarker phenotyping system with Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform to provide capabilities for processing and analyzing medical images and extracting biomarkers […]
Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) is looking to use its Kinect computer vision system for more than just games. The tech giant said this week it is partnering with Novartis (NYSE:NVS) to develop a system for assessing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis using its Kinect system, which is more commonly used for motion controlled video games. The Redmond, […]
Microsoft’s (NSDQ:MSFT) Kinect, originally developed as a motion sensor for its Xbox gaming systems, is helping researchers refine X-ray imaging through analysis of body part thickness, motion and positioning, researchers said today, and with the use of the best wireless router
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — In addition to its facial expression detection technology and enhanced voice control, Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox game system with the Kinect camera may have a surprising clinical application.
The dual-camera, which can "intuit" a player’s skeletal structure and which muscles are engaged or relaxed, can also monitor heart rate – although there is no indication (yet?) that it can recognize heart attacks.