Health stories - Page 5
Are virtual reality headsets bad for our eyes?
As virtual reality headsets become more widespread, it's important for people to consider how they could negatively impact eyesight.
Creating digital healthcare reality with Canterbury DHB and HP
Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and HP are working together to explore innovations that can create a new reality for New Zealand healthcare.
Virtual reality supermarket designed by Kiwi researchers
A three-dimensional virtual supermarket software tool has been designed by a member of the University of Auckland’s Institute for Health Innovation.
Govt IT campaign to put power in the hands of Kiwi patients
The New Zealand Government is implementing an online system to help and encourage patients to take more control over their health.
Apple gains dominance in healthcare sector
Apple is gaining traction in the health and medical research space with ResearchKit, the open source software framework.
Robot cat helps dementia patients
A new robotic therapy has been launched to help people who suffer from dementia and intellectual disabilities, in the form of a cat.
Myth buster: Mobile phones don’t give you brain tumours
New research from the University of Auckland shows the risk of brain tumours cannot be linked with with increased mobile phone use.
Orion Health partners with all five South Island DHBs for regional patient information system
Orion Health has signed a commercial agreement with all five South Island District Health Boards for a single shared patient information care system.
Under Armour joins digital fitness club with UA Record
Under Armour has jumped on the digital health bandwagon with the release of the UA Record, the latest addition to the digital health and fitness network.
Hands on review: Fitbit Charge
The Fitbit Charge promised to ‘Energise my day’ and it did just that. But I’m not completely won over.
Medibank funds app for Kiwi drinking culture
The new Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) mobile app has been developed with a $50,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund (MCF).
Bupa, Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures seek health solutions for NZ
Bupa has teamed up with mobile health start-up Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures to find solutions to age care and health care issues.
Fitbit takes fitness wearables to the next level with new products
The Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge come with new features including heart rate tracking, GPS, smartwatch functionalities, and all day activity and sleep tracking.
University of Canterbury student to produce health and safety app
Tablet based systems are at the forefront of the construction industry with regards to health and safety as well as pricing and work scoping.
HealthShare NZ chooses Emulex to help deliver healthcare
HealthShare NZ has chosen Emulex Corporation to monitor its shared services agency’s network.
Local IT provider partners with Maori tribe to improve healthcare services
K&L Technologies will provide all network, software and fleet maintenance and support, as well as an inbuilt 24-hour help desk via Google Apps, to Ngati Porou Hauora staff.
How wearables are changing the face of healthcare
Wearable technology for healthcare purposes is advancing in leaps and bounds.
REANNZ demonstrates 4k where it really matters - Health
While 4K might mean fancier television sets in your home, the technology has a far more meaningful application in the field of telemedicine where high definition gives remote specialists the clarity they need to perform delicate work.
Eyes on the prize... Kiwi firm wins Health App award
An app designed to help New Zealand GPs and optometrists confidently diagnose eye disorders has won a prestigious health award.
Raging Oz start-up threatens legal action over Apple's HealthKit app
"We won't let them trample over our product ... someone needs to be fired for this."
The not-so-humble workout brag
Frankly, unless you have fallen off the treadmill and smashed your face in, you don’t need to tell us every detail of your workout routine.
New learning tool for healthcare professionals
New Zealand healthcare professionals now have access to thousands of medical images following the local launch of the Figure 1 app last week.
Time to check your computer health
ACC pays out $28 million a year for injuries incurred through OOS (occupational overuse syndrome).