Real-time water quality sensors installed at wild swimming locations

Real-time water quality sensors are being deployed at wild swimming locations and beaches across southern England. This initiative aims to provide swimmers with immediate information about potential health risks associated with polluted water.

The rollout follows a successful pilot study at Warleigh Weir near Bath, where an AI-based system demonstrated an impressive 87% accuracy rate in predicting high bacterial levels. This breakthrough showcases the potential of IoT and AI...

Samsung will bring Galaxy AI to its wearables

Samsung, following the successful launch of its Galaxy S24 series featuring Galaxy AI, is expanding its AI technology to wearables. The move aims to revolutionise digital health experiences and marks a significant step in Samsung's commitment to integrating AI across its product lineup.

In an editorial penned by TM Roh, CEO and President of Samsung MX, the company announced its intention to incorporate Galaxy AI features into future wearable devices. This initiative seeks to...

Galaxy Ring will feature ‘leading sensor technologies’

Recent insights into Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy Ring reveal a focus on health and fitness management, backed by what the company describes as "leading sensor technologies."

A spokesperson for Samsung, speaking to The Verge, highlighted the Galaxy Ring's commitment to providing users with a "comprehensive yet simplified approach" to wellness at home.

The key feature that stands out is the incorporation of advanced sensors, underlining the device's capability to...

Samsung expands health program to enable more preventative care

Samsung has expanded its Privileged Health Software Development Kit (SDK) program to give users more preventative health tools through partnerships with various healthcare platforms.

By combining sensor data from the Galaxy Watch with specialised platforms, Samsung believes users can better understand and manage their health.

"Under our openness philosophy, Samsung aims to build an integrated digital healthcare ecosystem with industry partners," said Hon Pak, VP of...

IoT Tech Expo: Cybersecurity threats facing medical devices

Patrick Maw, an expert in medical device cybersecurity at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, recently gave a talk at IoT Tech Expo Global highlighting the cybersecurity threats facing connected medical devices.

Maw explained that a wide range of medical equipment now connects to healthcare networks, from infusion pumps and CT scanners to mobile devices running medical apps. 

"Software is a medical device in its own right," stated Maw, drawing...

Asimily report highlights threats to connected healthcare devices

Asimily has released a report delving into the intricate challenges faced by healthcare delivery organisations (HDOs) when it comes to safeguarding their Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices from cyber threats.

HDOs are grappling with a myriad of issues, chiefly the fact that their dependency on connected devices is paramount to patient outcomes and the quality of care. In a field where even minor service interruptions can have life-altering consequences, the stakes are...

Amazon expands Clinic healthcare service nationwide

In a move that marks its increasing presence in the healthcare sector, Amazon has expanded its Clinic healthcare platform to cover all 50 US states and Washington DC.

The platform – initially launched in November 2022 – aims to provide virtual medical care for over 30 common health conditions, including migraines, sinus infections, and pink eye.

Unlike traditional healthcare systems, Amazon Clinic does not employ its own physicians. Instead, it acts as a bridge,...

How VoIP and IoT can work together to transform healthcare 

With continuing advancement in disruptive technologies and the influence of interdisciplinary research, healthcare as an industry is seeing a rise in user-friendly, efficient, and innovative solutions.

Since its emergence in 2017, the healthcare 4.0 era (where traditional healthcare models are seen gradually transitioning to e-health ones) is presenting more and more cloud solutions to increase access, accuracy, quality of service, and cost-savings.

Digital...

SmartEye will monitor drivers’ vital signs to enhance road safety

Smart Eye is set to unveil its groundbreaking new Driver Monitoring System (DMS) metric at InCabin Brussels.

The feature incorporates vital signs detection into Smart Eye's DMS software, enabling fully remote monitoring of heart and respiration rates. The integration of physiological indicators aims to enhance road safety and ensure the wellbeing of drivers.

In response to the demands of automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Smart Eye has developed this...

BT powers a UK-first medical drone trial

BT is using its network to power a transformational medical delivery trial.

The UK’s largest telco by subscribers has partnered with drone specialists Skyfarer and Medical Logistics UK to conduct the country’s first over-land Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trial.

BVLOS enables drones to travel longer distances, cut delivery times, and reduce the costs involved in ground transportation over often-congested roads.

The drone trial – completed in the...