Health and medicine

Watson IoT and embracing the future of health care

Written by Luc Hatlestad | November 17, 2017 | Conferences, Continuous Engineering, Customer Analytics...

Few business sectors have more to gain—or lose—from technological developments than health care. That’s why so many health care organizations find themselves at the forefront of the intriguing possibilities that Watson IoT-enabled solutions can provide. Kaiser Permanente’s Andrew Hendl detailed these possibilities on day one of the 2017 IBM Continuous Engineering Summit in New Orleans. ...read more


Industrial Design’s New Challenge: Success Through Connection

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 14, 2017 | Automotive, Blog, Health and medicine

Product success in the age of the IoT depends more than ever on blending smart sensors with attractive design and influencing how consumers use devices—or whether they use them at all. (Consider how many fitness trackers are currently sitting in kitchen junk drawers.) Today’s industrial designers know that for trackers to be worn and loved, ...read more


IBM and Nokia develop Aging in Place solution to help elderly in their homes

Written by Jen Clark | October 11, 2017 | Health and medicine

‘Getting old is not for sissies’, said Bette Davis, famously. That’s certainly true – and for many it’s a subject we prefer to ignore, especially if it’s happening to us. But it’s also true that aging is better than the alternative, and increasingly, technology is helping us see the way to a better quality of ...read more


Aiding the elderly: The IBM Watson Cube

Written by Jen Clark | July 12, 2017 | Health and medicine

Students from Imperial College, London have teamed up with the IBM Hursley Innovation Centre to create a device to assist the elderly at home. It goes by the name ‘The IBM Watson Cube’ and looks a bit like an antique wooden mini TV set, small enough to sit in the palm of your hand. Appearances can be deceiving, however, ...read more


Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Health and medicine, Sport and fitness

Fitly is a two-time Digital Health award winner with a proven track record for vetted technological innovation. Backed by medical, research, and financial institutions in the U.S. such as Penn Medicine, University City Science Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Fitly is creating a new category in healthcare aptly called “Culinary Medicine.” Fitly was first ...read more


How students and families can help build accessible technology

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 7, 2017 | Conferences, Education, Health and medicine

IBM had the privilege to be involved in two panels at CES on Friday, 6 January 2017, to explore topics critical to the present state of STEM education and future innovations in accessible technology. These incredibly fascinating panel sessions looked at challenges through the historical lens of the new ‘Hidden Figures’ film and by examining ...read more


IBM and Medtronic at CES 2017: predictive care for diabetes

Written by Victoria McClellan | January 7, 2017 | Health and medicine

In the winter of 2015, my dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Watching him have to adjust to the pricking, the blood, the medication, etc. was a difficult task and my family sought after more simple measures for management. In the connected world, the Internet of Things is able to simplify healthcare. IBM and ...read more


Transforming transportation for the world’s aging population and people with disabilities

Written by Andrew LaHart | January 6, 2017 | Automotive, Health and medicine

The earned privilege of driving tethers us only as far as the road, fuel, and our physical and cognitive abilities can take us. And, we all know what waits for us on the horizon as we age – losing the freedom to safely operate a vehicle. By teaming with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation ...read more


Breaking fitness barriers with the IoT

Written by Hannah Merry | January 4, 2017 | Blog, Health and medicine

The Internet of Things (IoT) can help you eliminate barriers which can often reduce your chances of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. A recent BBC news report states “80% of 40-60 year olds in England are overweight, drink too much or get too little exercise”. In America, around 160 million people are overweight and it ...read more


The cognitive guide

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 2, 2016 | Blog, Health and medicine

This year’s World of Watson in Las Vegas brought together companies from around the world already taking advantage of cognitive computing in the  Cognitive Concourse. Among them, Carnegie Mellon University showcased their app to support the visually impaired. I met with Dragan Ahmetoric, a postdoctoral fellow of the Robotics Institute, to hear about an exciting ...read more


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital launches cognitive rooms

Written by Jen Clark | October 26, 2016 | Health and medicine

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc., three facilities with more than 900 acute care beds and part of Jefferson Health in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is working with IBM to launch cognitive hospital rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) designed to enhance the patient experience and help bring deeper levels of personalized, agile ...read more


Harman and IBM Watson IoT team up to help improve patients’ lives

Written by Lynne Slowey | October 25, 2016 | Health and medicine

IBM and Harman: voice activation solutions intuitively engages customers Today at World of Watson, IBM and Harman have announced a partnership to bring intuitive voice-activated, intelligent assistance to hotels, offices and hospitals throughout the world. For 60 years, Harman has been a well-known provider of audio, video, lighting and control systems for prestigious venues worldwide. ...read more