Back pain costs the economy millions a year and causes misery to sufferers. Here’s how AI and wearable technology can help

By Hannah: Lower back pain is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is only going to increase due to prolific smartphone and tablet use. Back pain can be extraordinarily painful, yet is rarely life threatening, but can worsen other existing or underlying conditions.

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Italian Startup TeiaCare Has Received 1.1 Million Euros In Funding + A Public Health Campaign That Sparked Social Media Ridicule

Here’s some of the healthtech news that’s been hitting the internet this week across the globe. From 4D-printed bacteria-eating nanobots, to South Dakota’s  unusual ‘Meth We’re On It’ public health campaign, there have been some eye-catching stories making the headlines…

1. Italian startup TeiaCare has received 1.1 million euros in funding to accelerate the development of Ancelia, the world’s first digital assistant for elderly facilities Continue reading “Italian Startup TeiaCare Has Received 1.1 Million Euros In Funding + A Public Health Campaign That Sparked Social Media Ridicule”

Chatbots Can Transform The Healthcare Industry – But Patients May Need More Convincing

By Hannah: I’m rarely unwell, but when I am I tend to want to see a GP as soon as possible. No hanging around, riding it out or seeing what further symptoms present for me. Think frantic Googling, then straight on the phone to the doctor’s surgery. If I can’t get seen quickly, I’ve used a couple of the (now many) doctor-on-demand services available and have been impressed with the speed and service most of the time.

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AI has a problem with bias. In healthcare this can mean life or death

Picture this: you’re concerned you have the early signs of skin cancer. You use software where a machine learning algorithm can diagnose your condition and ninety percent of the time it’s successful.

Except for you it’s not.

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