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March 2016

Glimpses of the Future – April 2016

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Blood Pressure Readings From Wrist Prove Difficult

We’ve been waiting for two years for a “watch” from Apple or Samsung that can provide accurate blood pressure readings. Samsung even demonstrated its prototype Simband mid-2014 displaying a BP measurement.

The future of digital health depends on this vital measurement.

But now it emerges that it is proving almost impossible to get accurate and consistent measurements of BP from a wrist device. Read More

Glimpses of the Future – March 2016

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IBM’S Adoption Of Blockchain Secures Its Future

International Business Machines Inc. is becoming the biggest backer of the Blockchain technology that underpins the bitcoin digital currency.

In the coming year, IBM will begin testing its own variation on the transactional software known as Blockchain, aiming to simplify life for customers who lease IBM’s computer hardware, the company said.

IBM, in a bid to establish a new standard for Blockchain software expects to contribute computer code it developed to a free, open-source project called Hyperledger. Read More