Health

How UCSF Health is putting patients first with facilities management

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 6, 2018 | Asset Management, Buildings

If buildings are getting smarter, then medical facilities have to be brilliant. That’s why University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health is working with IBM Maximo to create cutting-edge health facilities that aim to keep the patient care environment safe. It started when UCSF Health and IBM partnered to optimize the management of existing health ...read more


Big data, pollution and the IoT

Written by Jen Clark | November 7, 2017 | Environment

Anyone who has lived in a big city will know what it’s like to breathe polluted air. Newcomers to London, for instance, never fail to mention the famous ‘black bogie’ effect associated with taking the tube. Cyclists take to wearing masks to avoid being gassed by car exhaust fumes, and many an allergy sufferer might ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 10th August 2017

Written by Jen Clark | August 10, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, we’re patting ourselves on the back as the Watson IoT blog pockets Platinum and Gold dotCOMM awards. In other news, there are new connected devices for plant and bee-lovers, and lost-item-tracker company Tile unveils a new line of products with better range. Watson IoT blog wins big ...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


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


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


Tracking the real-life IoT solution SensAround from concept to market

Written by Karen Lewis | September 28, 2016 | Interview

SensAround smart travel app – part 1 Follow the footsteps of Vimalkumar Kumaresan and his team as they bring their IoT solution to market. The SensAround solution is a new concept in improving the everyday lives of commuters and travellers based on environmental pollutant data. We’re tracking the process of a new IoT app being ...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


Health Check: innovation at the intersection of fitness apps & wearables

Written by Sara Strope and Dustin Freckleton | July 21, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

Speed, power, and strength – these – are just a few of the characteristics that come to mind when I think about what makes the cyclists on Team USA stand out from the crowd.  But have you ever thought about their aerobic capacity?  What about their lactate threshold?  We can clearly measure speed with odometers, power ...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