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There’s a Robot Helping Doctors Treat Coronavirus Patients

Published on 01/29/2020 @ 9 AM EST

The U.S. Doctors have figured out a way to communicate with one of the infected Coronavirus patients by using a robot. Rebecca Bartles, the executive director of system infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health, told Digital Trends, "Telehealth devices like the ‘robot’ assist caregivers in performing basic diagnostic functions and allow them to communicate easily with the patient. This helps reduce the number of up-close interactions, which in turn minimizes the risk of exposure to caregivers.”

Fitbit Releases Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Published on 01/16/2020 @ 8 AM EST

Coming ahead of Apple Watch, Fitbit will be enabling blood oxygen level (Sp02) tracking on some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers with a software update. Sp02 levels usually help with more accurate sleep tracking as well as detecting health issues like sleep apnea.

Google’s AI Detects Breast Cancer Better Than Experts

Published on 01/02/2020 @ 7 AM EST

After acquiring DeepMind in 2014, the company trained its AI using de-identified data from patients in both the US and the UK. The analysis shows that it can reduce false positives by 5.7 percent and false negatives by 9.4 percent in the US. The developers of the AI system, however, have said that the research is in its early stages as of now and more studies, as well as cooperation with healthcare providers, will be required before the system is ready for widespread use.