Withings launches new iOS mobile app
The innovators of internet connected devices; Withings has introduced its new iOS mobile application known as Withings Health Companion.
This application has been designed to be the ultimate health and wellness application that allows anybody to store, access and manage their weight, physical activity, heart and sleep data on a single user-friendly dashboard.
The Withings application acts as a user’s personal health companion and become the hub for data collected from a range of internet connected devices or manually by the user.
The Withings Health & Wellness Cloud makes the app compatible with the Withings WiFi Body Scale, Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, BodyMedica FIT armbands, Zeo Personal Sleep Coach and Runkeeper. It also allows Withings users to export their weight data to other 60 fitness friendly partner applications.
Withings Health Companion application allows users to do the following:
- Easily access their weight, activity, heart, and sleep data from centralized dashboard.
- Seamlessly import data from connected devices and apps, including Withings WiFi Body Scale, Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, BodyMedia FIT armbands, Zeo Personal Sleep Coach and Runkeeper.
- Understand what impacts their health and receive tips based on the data collected.
- See historical health charts for each area of data including weight, activity, heart and sleep.
- Share results with physicians, family members, email or other external partners.
Withings CEO and co-founder Cedric Hutchings said, “We are really pleased to be launching this new application as it encompasses many of the objectives which we have been working towards as a company.” He also said, “With this free and simple to use application Withings demonstrates how technology is now a natural part of everyday life and enables us to achieve a better well-being.”
This new application is available from the Apple App store and will also be available on Android. Withings creates smart apps and products to help people around the world easily taking care of their health and well-being. It works with more than 60 app partners and devices, and provides users with new dimension to their life.
Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”