CES 2019: which products and innovations will revolutionise uses this year?

From 8 to 11 January 2019, the main new technology players got together in Las Vegas for another edition of the Consumer Electronics Show. Founded in 1967, the event was attended by over 182,000 visitors and 4,400 exhibitors this year, including 420 French startups. #CES2019 - which products will really revolutionise...

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Zzz thanks to IoT

Sleep is crucial for health and wellbeing. But it’s difficult to get a good, long night’s sleep. As an alternative to sleeping pills, more and more sleep-challenged people are resorting to connected devices, and digital technology providers are vying to come up with the most innovative solutions. Sleep deprivation has become a public health issue which has taken its toll on patients, the healthcare system and employers alike. Digital technologies have taken up the challenge, with mobile apps and IoT to monitor our sleep, analyse and even improve its quality, or detect any issues. Sleep Tech: the new sleep...

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3D printing for healthcare has made huge progress

From ’s e-Nable, a network of volunteers who manufacture cheap prostheses to additive manufacturing projects to give medical treatment astronauts during their time in space, 3D printing is increasingly being used for healthcare. Thanks to e-Nable France and 3D printing, the Christmas season was filled with moving stories. Father Christmas brought hand prostheses to children. A young girl called Lola, suffering from congenital malformation, received her first articulated device, neatly painted pink, thanks to a skilled prosthetics-maker from her region. In late 2016, 6-year-old Chaï was able to put on a Batman-themed hand, which will be regularly updated as...

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Virtual reality for the training of healthcare professionals

Treating patients via virtual reality is already possible, and so is the training of tomorrow’s doctors. In training or in the operating room, 21st-century medicine is using VR to offer better treatment to patients. With the 3D immersion offered by this technology, students learn better, which in turn improves patient care. Virtual reality is used to help and treat patients for more and more conditions such as anxiety, stress, visual impairment, phobias, and mental disorders. It is also used to train healthcare professionals: tomorrow’s doctors have already been experimenting with VR with very tangible results for their patients. Teaching...

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#eHealth: focus on the digital transformation of healthcare

Healthcare, IoT, Open Data, Open Innovation, digital transformation as part of employees’ everyday lives, smart cities: emedia is back after the summer break with a selection of the best digital trends and uses. Today, the Econocom blog looks at security and healthcare data, using robots to train healthcare professionals, robotic assistance in the operating theatre and mobile health apps. Open data in the healthcare sector: how far should it go? Exploiting healthcare data is a hugely sensitive subject. While the supporters acclaim major advances in public health, detractors condemn invasions of privacy. The debate is raging in France, where...

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