LifePod Debuts 'Proactive' Voice Assistant Designed To Ease Elder Care
In October, health IT startup LifePod will debut its proactive voice-assistant device for caregivers to help improve care of the elderly. The device differs from other voice services by including a proactive dialogue to remind the aging person of appointments, events and medications, and gives caregivers real-time feedback on how well patients are doing.
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Device Week, 12 December 2019 – Global Insulin Pump Market Will Face Fierce Rivalry Among Major Players In 2020
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's deputy editor Reed Miller chats with managing editor Marion Webb about her latest in-depth Market Intel story, the first part of a two-part series focusing on the competitive landscape of the global insulin pump market.
Market Intel: After A Year Of Partnerships, Insulin Pump Manufacturers Will Face Fierce Competition In 2020
The insulin pump market is expected to grow to $5.1bn by 2023, driven by the increasing incidence of diabetes and adoption of next-generation hybrid closed-loop systems, which allow patients and health-care providers to better manage care. This first part of a two-part series highlights the rising competitive landscape of the four major players, Medtronic, Insulet, Tandem Diabetes Care and Valeritas, with insights from endocrinologists. The second part will look at the smaller players, which are gearing up to introduce new products in 2020.