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#109: Truss in the process
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Best served chilled. Sit back and enjoy.
This week: the UK has a new prime minister, which means cabinet reshuffle (could that be a tiktok dance?) and we’re wondering… do you have Truss in Liz to fix the NHS?
News Bites 🥪
🌾 A 6-question revolutionary checklist to assess any digital health announcement - It’s time to separate the wheat from the digital health chaff, folks. Resident genius, The Medical Futurist has created a checklist to stop you, a magpie, from getting distracted by shiny objects.
🤖 AI with a touch of human - A study from Singapore suggests that people trust AI-powered (double barrel buzzword, kerching!) interventions less than those delivered by human experts. Just a reminder for those of you at the back, tech should be complementing human touch, not replacing it.
🇺🇸 Heathily $20M raise for symptom checker - UK-based AI symptom checking app Healthily, with a cool 30M users over the last year, is set to take on the US market with none other than Walmart as a partner.
⌚️Vertigo treatment headband, Otolith Labs bags $20M - The company has developed a wearable device for treating chronic, debilitating vertigo and plans to begin enrolling patients in a pivotal study soon.
💤 Researchers use breathing patterns to detect Parkinson’s disease - An AI device, that looks like a WiFi router, can silently sit in a patient’s room and detect signs of Parkinson’s disease, paving the way for earlier diagnoses. Wow.
What to listen to 🔊
🧐 The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Mindset Health - Papa Pigeon, Dr James Somauroo is back with a bang! Kicking off season 3, the first guest is truly an overachiever who puts us all to shame… And he’s digitising clinical hypnosis…
⛺️ Evidence Generation Bootcamp, DigitalHealth.London - Digital health company? Struggling to navigate the evidence generation maze? You and me both, but DHL has your back, so get your applications in!
🧑💻 Health Equity Summit, Google - The search engine extraordinaire is back with its jam-packed annual event on 12th September (tomorrow). It’s online and the Chief Health Officer of Google is headlining.
🇪🇸 Clinical Project Manager, Gameto - Looking to fly the nest? Look no further, Gameto (not the name of Pokemon) wants you* to join them in Madrid to help redefine female reproductive health. *You = medics with business experience.
And finally, the feature that nobody asked for…
Poll of the week 📊
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