Health and medicine

By Luc Hatlestad on November 17, 2017

Watson IoT and embracing the future of health care

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. […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 14, 2017

Industrial Design’s New Challenge: Success Through Connection

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, […]

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By Jen Clark on October 11, 2017

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

‘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 […]

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By Jen Clark on July 12, 2017

Aiding the elderly: The IBM Watson Cube

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, […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 20, 2017

Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

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 […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 7, 2017

How students and families can help build accessible technology

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 […]

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By Victoria McClellan on January 7, 2017

IBM and Medtronic at CES 2017: predictive care for diabetes

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 […]

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By Andrew LaHart on January 6, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Hannah Merry on January 4, 2017

Breaking fitness barriers with the IoT

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on January 3, 2017

Is Watson the best medicine? The impact of big data analysis on healthcare

The healthcare industry is facing a problem. There is too much data to keep up with, and most of it – as much as 80% – is going unused. Information from patient records, research, clinical trials and medical journals is largely unstructured, and there are reams and reams of it – far too much to […]

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By Scott Stockwell on November 2, 2016

The cognitive guide

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on October 26, 2016

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital launches cognitive rooms

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 […]

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