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Samsung collaborates with leading universities to advance digital health

Last month, Samsung Electronics announced the launch of its new Open Innovation Initiative, in collaboration with MIT, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Samsung Medical Center.

The new initiative will search for improvements to the digital health ecosystem, with research enabling Samsung to “develop its technology further to support the healthcare industry, expand understanding of individuals’ minds and bodies and unlock the full wellness potential of personal devices”.

With MIT, Samsung will be working on wearable sleep tracking solutions to improve quality of sleep. At Brigham & Women’s Hospital, work will be completed on “how clarifying the twin concepts of resilience and frailty can build more effective, personalized pictures of individuals’ health”. The Tulane University School of Medicine will be partners in monitoring cardiovascular disease indicators using the Samsung Galaxy Watch’s BioActive sensor. Finally, with the Samsung Medical Center, Samsung will be working on developing an integrated analysis data platform along with “advanced algorithms for abnormal symptom notification”.

It is hoped that these collaborations will help Samsung to develop innovative wearable solutions for digital health.

Hon Pak, vice president and head of the digital health team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics, said: “Around the world, innovation and transformational health research are being fostered by leading institutions in collaboration with Samsung. In addition to our own deep investments in health research, we are sourcing exemplary, talented industry leaders to collaborate with. We are excited to be working with prestigious institutions to explore new health technologies and novel perspectives on wellness.”

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In other news on international collaborations, 12 small to medium enterprises based in India, have been selected for Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber’s Propel@YH Boot Camp, a programme designed to bring global health innovations to the region and to provide the SMEs with support and masterclass content delivered by a range of healthcare partners.