Health and medicine

How Watson IoT may transform your next hospital stay

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 5, 2016 | Blog, Health and medicine, News / Press release

My last visit to a hospital was to see a friend who was recovering from surgery. At the time, I was filled with relief that she was doing well, and it didn’t even occur to me that my work at IBM could one day make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their loved ...read more


Data and more data: how IoT could impact the lives those with diabetes

Written by Kim Kemble | September 13, 2016 | Health and medicine

If you think about it, the life of a Type 1 diabetic (T1D) abounds with data. For example, it is recommended that most Type 1 diabetics test their blood glucose (BG) at least 5-6 times a day. So that’s 5-6 data points each day. I’ve been a T1D for over thirty-three years. I can’t say ...read more


How smart thermometers can track and prevent Zika

Written by Chris O'Connor | August 16, 2016 | Blog, Health and medicine

One of the nobler applications of technology is that of fighting disease. IBM and many other technology companies have a long history of dedicating resources to fight the spread of diseases and improve global health. Currently, a key focus for us is tracking and limiting the spread of the Zika virus. IBM recently announced that ...read more


Does the IoT hold the cards for future Parkinson’s treatment?

Written by Chloe Kemble | July 21, 2016 | Health and medicine

What if cognitive technologies could impact the way people live with illnesses like Parkinson’s? From the patient to the practitioner, just imagine if we could harness the power of the Internet of Things to formulate new treatments and care strategies, decipher the root causes of our diseases, and make it possible for those that are ...read more


The internet of type 1 diabetes

Written by Kim Kemble | June 28, 2016 | Health and medicine

The numbers are staggering. In their 2016 Global Report on Diabetes, the World Health Organization found that: Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population It caused ...read more


How the IoT is impacting insurance

Written by Brian Massey | June 27, 2016 | Commentary / Opinion, Health and medicine, Infographic

Some say change and disruption is coming in insurance, but in reality it is already here. In his blog post ‘IoT for Insurance: Delivering proactive protection for the connected consumer‘ Brian Massey, IBM Watson IoT Offering manager, explains the prospect with Internet of Things for insurers to change how it’s done. Beyond the 360 degree view ...read more


IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population

Written by Lynne Slowey | May 12, 2016 | Case Study, Health and medicine, Home

I’m only at week five of my career with the IBM Watson IoT team. I am in a perpetual state of fascination, fear, confusion. I’m overwhelmed by what I don’t know, and very excited for everything I am about to learn. Day 19 saw me on a tour of the IBM IoT lab. It’s where ...read more