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Kiwi schools ditch the textbooks, take up sports wearables
“It’s incredibly exciting to see how this technology makes learning hugely relevant to the next generation."
Govt enters 37.8 million health IT partnership
"New Zealand is becoming a world leader in health IT," says Steven Joyce.
Information technology is radically reshaping the healthcare sector
"Health care, an information business, needs to leverage existing and rapidly developing IT tech. Only then can we extract value from the chaos."
Govt's online patient portal going strong
The Government’s patient portal initiative is working well, with more than 100,000 New Zealanders signed up.
Healthcare organisations buckle under pressure of cyber attacks
"The concurrence of technology advances and delays in technology updates creates a perfect storm for healthcare IT security."
Highest growth in APAC for IoT healthcare
he launch of technological advanced devices and analytics software are expected to fuel the growth of this market.
Could virtual reality stave off the obesity epidemic?
"Researchers worldwide are exploring innovative ways to utilise technology to provide more effective assessment and treatment to individuals."
Mobile technology is changing the healthcare game
Technology is continuing to bridge the healthcare gap, with mHealth information services set to reach more than 150 million users by 2020.
Latest breakthrough in 3D printing: Human ears..?
Medical researchers have successfully 3D printed muscle, cartilage, and bone templates that can potentially be used surgical implants.
Could activity trackers help with heart problems?
Overall, a significant amount (74%) of people using an activity tracker say the device is helping them cope with their condition.
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
IBM and Under Armour look to transform healthcare tech
A future version of the UA Record app powered by IBM Watson could be the first healthcare system to utilise cognitive computing technologies.
Are you accidentally leaking your employees' health information?
“Many organisations are not doing enough to protect this highly sensitive and confidential data."
3D tech helps Kiwi scientists understand more about genes
Scientists working in NZ are using 3D technologies, namely 3D digital models, to understand more about how gene crowding affects cell development.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare a $6 billion industry
AI systems are at the forefront of the healthcare revolution. Selecting the right solution partners and business models is crucial for vendor success.
Fitness industry gets breath of life thanks to Kiwi developers
“This common interest and the direction gaming is heading highlights a significant opportunity for the fitness industry and one we were keen to grow."
Wearables for Good challenge celebrates life-changing technology
"If I told you 10 years ago that I thought mobile phones could strengthen national health systems, you would have told me I’m crazy."
Scientists create wireless device to 'switch-off' pain
"Our eventual goal is to use this technology to treat pain in very specific locations by providing a kind of 'switch' to turn off the pain signals."
Proliferation of smart devices continues
Smart devices are no longer limited to mobile phones, bracelets and home appliances. Now, there are devices to take care of all our basic necessities.
Trend alert: NZ businesses move health and safety systems online
"More and more, businesses are realising that there are electronic systems that help them meet health and safety compliance requirements."
Text Neck: Is your smartphone wrecking your spine?
New research shows people hunching over their smartphones is wreaking havoc on their posture, causing significant stress in the cervical spine.
Healthcare wearables trigger privacy concerns with consumers
"There is a lingering and noticeable concern around the protection of personal health information. This should be a warning bell for manufacturers."
3D-printing hits the drug scene
This month, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval to manufacture a 3D printed drug tablet.
Healthcare sector driving force behind wearables market
The healthcare sector is a huge contributing factor to the booming wearable electronics market, according to Persistence Market Research.