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Connected Health

The trend towards continuous monitoring of our healthcare through ambient and wearable sensors is more than a trend: it is becoming reality. It is also a step towards the digital transformation of healthcare. This is what I see when looking at statistics like the one published by Park Associates on …

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Ringing a bell …

The whole area of wearables targeting health monitoring is exploding, with the ongoing pandemic most likely fuelling the interest of markets. At CES 2022 several companies are presenting their wares with competition being played on style and insight. At the core are sensors able to detect more and more physiological …

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Tele-Health is picking up

The future of healthcare is going to be characterised by proactivity (take action before symptoms are experienced by the person), personalisation (cure custom designed for that particular person, taking into account her genome, the way of living and the place of living) and remote / continuous monitoring. This latter has …

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2025 Outlook: Healthcare

The amount of technology used in healthcare is huge, and growing. As shown in the graphics there is a relentless surge of new technologies that are advancing all aspects of healthcare. Significant progress over the coming 3 years is expected on (in order of shorter deployment horizon): Digital Health Insurance …

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Connect your sneakers to the Internet

I remember some 15 years ago, at the Future Centre of Telecom Italia, a pool of young researchers, many from Brasil, discussing what the future might look like and one of the idea was to have everything, but really everything, connected to the internet, creating data and those data being …

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The cellphone is disappearing…

As of February 2021 there are 3.8 billion smartphones users in the world and an additional 1 billion with a mobile phone. The number of mobile phones is rapidly dwindling (there were 2 billion of them in 2016) and we can expect to have them disappearing in (mostly the first …

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6G does not exist, yet it is already here! – XIII

Wearables have been around for over a decade, in the consumer market as smart watches and fitness sensors and in industrial setting as tools for specific needs in the production/operation processes. Due to the need of keeping consumption down (particularly in the consumer market) wearables are seen as adds on …

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