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The Turing Test is Dead

The Turing Test is Dead     In May 2018, Google showcased a demo of Google Duplex, an AI-based technology that engages in real-world conversations to carry out simple tasks. The demo brought to mind some of Steve Jobs’ famous product keynotes, as Google Duplex was used to book a hair appointment over the phone with …

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Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities

Connected Care: Overcoming Roadblocks and Identifying Opportunities     What’s next—and what’s holding us back—on the road to a truly connected healthcare system? On March 14-15, leaders in digital health will come together at the ConnectedCare Summit East in Washington, DC, to look at best practices, pitfalls and what we’ve learned so far on the road …

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Instilling Trust in AI

Instilling Trust in AI     Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most exciting and promising technologies in health care and MedTech, thanks to its ability to shift through huge volumes of data and quickly detect patterns. As commercial applications for AI continue to expand, questions have been raised regarding privacy, bias and even …

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Best Practices and Pitfalls When Going from Concept to Commercialization

Best Practices and Pitfalls When Going from Concept to Commercialization     MedTech Internet of things (IoT) start-ups and early-stage innovators often launch with a minimum viable product, or MVP, a version with just enough features and stability to be used in clinical or field-testing. With the right MVP, companies can prove technical feasibility and position …

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New Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Applications

New Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Applications     An increasing number of pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices incorporate software and can also connect to the Internet, hospital networks or smartphones. In this way, diagnostic data can be transmitted and evaluated in real time using for instance artificial intelligence (AI), thus allowing anomalies to be …

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Connecting More Patients to Clinical Trials

Connecting More Patients to Clinical Trials     Improving diversity in clinical trials is a top priority in the life sciences industry, and rightly so. One-to-one representation of the population intending to use an investigational therapeutic is not just morally right, but also fundamental to its effectiveness. One of the biggest barriers to trials for underrepresented …

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MedTech Intelligence Announces 2023 Conference Series

MedTech Intelligence Announces 2023 Conference Series     Since 2010, MedTech Intelligence has produced valuable in-person conferences, and after three years of webinars, we are thrilled to bring back our in-person conference series to Washington, DC. The conference location brings in many high-level speakers from industry and FDA. Attendees can take advantage of networking opportunities, presentations …

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How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired

How MedTech Is Helping the Hearing Impaired     Hearing loss, both mild and severe, affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that around 2.5 billion people—or one in four—will live with some degree of hearing loss by 2050. With the help of technological innovations, medical professionals can now provide more people …

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Moving the Needle on Virtual and Connected Care

Moving the Needle on Virtual and Connected Care     In the past few years, the use of telemedicine has skyrocketed and the healthcare industry has seen continued growth and adoption of connected medical devices. Yet, we still have a long way to go in delivering truly connected care in a home-to-hospital continuum. We spoke with …

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Microbattery Advancements Will Unlock a New Wave of MedTech Innovation

Microbattery Advancements Will Unlock a New Wave of MedTech Innovation     Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids are just one example of the disruptive changes underway in the world of hearables and medical remote-monitoring and fitness-tracking wearables. As of October, hearing aids are now available to buy in retail stores without a medical prescription throughout the U.S. …

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