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Google and Johnson & Johnson will be collaborating on the development of surgical robots intended for assistance in operating rooms.
The NSW Liberal government has pledged to spend AU$300 million on the state's e-health initiatives over the next four years if it is re-elected for another term on Saturday's election.
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Read how personalizing healthcare through new technologies can help cut costs, optimize care, and save more lives.
Fitbit is rolling out bike tracking and multi-tracker support soon. You can also export your data in TCX format and upload it to your favorite service, making the Fitbit Surge an even better mobile device.
The Fitbit Surge combines daily activity tracking and GPS for running and other exercises. The latest update supports bike tracking with the GPS receiver.
Weight Watchers on the surface had a near perfect business model---recurring revenue and a large market of overweight people. Then came wearables, apps and digital competitors. Can Weight Watchers come back?
The multi-state health insurance company was attacked in January and is working with the FBI to determine the cause of the breach.
Apple is open sourcing Research Kit in a bid to turn the iPhone into a medical research tool.
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International Women's Day is Sunday March 8th. To celebrate women's health, read this story on how the Heidelberg University Hospital is helping pregnant mothers with a unique new mobile app.
The Silicon Valley startup is a joint effort between Stanford University and GE Ventures, with the goal of advancing evidence-based medicine through data and predictive analytics.
Huawei continues to reveal high end designs; its newest Android Wear smartwatch looks to compete with the elegant look and feel of the Moto 360.
HTC continues to expand beyond smartphones. Matthew spent a bit of time handling the new HTC Grip fitness band and likes what he see so far.
HTC's new Grip fitness band looks similar to the Nike+ Fuelband with integrated GPS. It will launch in the US for those who want more than a pedometer on their wrist.
A major standards upgrade will boost access to health information. It could even support ambitious plans for an app store for the health sector.
A deal announced between IBM and Health Benefits Ltd enables the consolidation of 40 datacentres down to just two.
Anyone who works with keyboards and mice is a candidate for repetitive stress injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are six practical, inexpensive techniques to keep your wrist pain in check.
The Fitbit Charge is the best daily activity tracker for the masses and Fitbit sets the bar for its powerful ecosystem and reliable tracker lineup.
Sony continues to launch unique mobile designs with a focus on helping you manage your life in any environmental condition.
The Pivotal Tracker 1 and Pivotal Living app allow you to track your daily activity and provide you with data to improve your life.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
I enjoy running with music, but I do not enjoy messing around with earbuds on my run. BlueAnt's newest wireless headphones meet my requirements while looking and feeling great.
When you workout and listen to music, there is nothing as frustrating as earphones that fall out. Decibullz solved that with their custom mold earphones.
Garmin recently rolled out updates to its low and mid-range line of fitness watches. One integrates life tracking while the other adds smartphone connectivity.
Activity trackers are useful when they provide date tracking with little to no effort on your part. Garmin succeeded in bringing a tracker with all the basics in a device that doesn't ever need to be charged up.
Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and tend to move around. The Mio Link is comfortable and effective.
Samsung greatly improved upon their Galaxy Gear with these two new wearable products. However, sleek designs and solid functionality still doesn't mean overwhelming popularity for this evolving area of the mobile world.
Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of one of the most technologically advanced medical facilities in the world.
At a talk in front of students at UC Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the world issues he plans to work on during the next 20 years. He says his priorities are in developing vaccines for disease and improving health care for the poor.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Franicsco, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about IT changes that need to be made to the current health care system. He believes one of the biggest areas of waste is the money spent on billing within the system, with 17 cents of every dollar going towards medical billing. He says his department is working on solutions to reduce these costs.
At a Churchill Club event held at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, Calif., the United States’ CTO, Aneesh Chopra, describes his plan to invest in security infrastructure upgrades to help create a more efficient and smarter health care system.
At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., James Gosling, creator of Java, and Christopher Boone, CEO of Visuvi, demonstrate new image search software powered by Java that analyzes information based on content of the image. The software is currently being used in the medical field. For example, health care professionals are able to compare images that may or may not have cancerous cells and then make a relevant diagnosis.
ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz talks about Research In Motion's recent praise from UBS analyst Jeffrey Fan and whether his notes are merited. Diaz believes the company's successful first-quarter was due to some special promotions and that the second quarter will be a better gauge of RIM's long-term health as competition in the smartphone market heats up.
At a Churchill Club event, All Things Digital's Kara Swisher shows CNET News Editor in Chief Dan Farber some new tech ideas for the holidays. Swisher demonstrates Wii Star Wars Lightsabers, a talking first-aid gadget by SafetyMate, and a robotic Elvis that you can sing along with karaoke-style.
At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., J. Craig Venter says going from food to fuel--corn to ethanol--is taking resources in the wrong direction. He discusses oil palm and the jatropha genome as future fuel possibilities, and talks about algae as a way to convert carbon back into a useful chemical.
At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, company Chairman Craig Barrett explains how, by collaborating with teachers and doctors around the world, technology can improve lives. Demonstrated are an inexpensive digital whiteboard created from a Wii, and a cell phone that can read bar codes on a health ID card.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, McKesson CIO Randal Spratt explains why his company deploys its health care applications on Linux. He says these applications are scalable, affordable on tight hospital budgets, and reliable--making better patient care possible.
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