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Philips incubator program focuses on AI healthcare

philips-incubator-program-focuses-on-ai-healthcare-min2-min-910x420As a global leader in health technology, Philips, or Royal Philips, has opened a collaboration programme for 19 start-ups to join the Philips incubator program.

The initiative is a global collaboration working across the Philips innovation hubs across the world with the focus on improving AI in healthcare.

The global collaboration program includes intelligent treatment for radiology, oncology and ultrasound. It also covers AI clinical decisions support tools such as image interpretation, analysis and workflow tools.

Out of 750 applicants, 19 of the most promising start-ups were selected for the incubator program.

How it works
The fast-track program takes place over 12 weeks. During this time Philips will engage with all of the early stage start-ups, which come from 14 different countries.

Patient-Centred AI
While AI has already proven its ability to improve patient outcomes and the efficiency of care, it is important not to lose sight of the patient-centred approach.

Accelerating breakthrough innovation
With the collaboration programs, Philips aims to speed up breakthrough innovation within the health industry. They are doing this through supporting internal venturing and external start-up engagement.

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Falck is partner on ambitious project: Drones to carry blood samples between hospitals

Falck droneFor three years, blood samples and medical equipment will be flown with drones between Odense, Svendborg and Ærø in a new project named HealthDrone launched by researchers, Falck and Autonomous Mobility.

Later, drones will also transport highly specialized healthcare professionals who need to arrive quickly. This will ensure better treatment and save the Danish health care system almost DKK 200 million a year.

Falck sees great potential in the use of drones. Falck CEO Jakob Riis believes that initiatives like HealthDrone are important elements in creating a future-proof healthcare system.

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Synchronized PPG and ECG biosensor module targets mobile devices

ECG monitoring via mobileDesigners now have an easier way to deliver both photoplethysmogram (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements for health monitoring from a mobile, battery-powered device.

The MAX86150 from Maxim Integrated Products integrates internal LEDs, photodetectors and an ECG analog front-end (AFE) to provide highly accurate, FDA-certifiable PPG and ECG performance in compact, power-saving designs, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and smart speakers.

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