The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a tech-driven toolkit to assist healthcare practitioners to monitor and diagnose patients, reports IT Web. The device is named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for "Health". The new smart toolkit collects, processes and analyses real-time vital signs. UJ says that this...
In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks across Africa, a Kenyan man has been charged with spreading misleading and alarming information - essentially fake news - on social media. Taking to Twitter, 23-year-old Elijah Muthui Kitonyo published a tweet where he (1) claimed to be working at the International Airport where...
Nowadays we all really need to try our best to not touch our faces. It’s a society-wide effort in the face of COVID-19. Everyone from politicians and healthcare experts to content creators are warning against, but honestly – virus or no virus we should all be trying to live...
Certain products from Apple, Facebook and HP are in short supply all over the world in a possible sign that the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak is having a dire and widespread effect on the global manufacturing system, reports My Broadband via Bloomberg. Apple Apple’s iPad Pro tablets are seeing limited availability at...
A highly popular game that lets players simulate virus, bacterial and fungal invasions all over the world has been removed from Apple and Xiaomi app stores, with users unable to install the game. The game had been enjoying a renewed popularity since the Covid-19 outbreak, writes Technode. Chinese authorities have...
The novel coronavirus outbreak has had unprecedented impacts on the globe - from halted travel and complete city shit downs to major cuts in tech manufacturing. And companies relying on goods from China have had to deal with a decline in revenue as a result. However, one tech giant Huawei...
An AI algorithm created at MIT has just discovered a powerful new antibiotic that kills some of the world’s most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. “In terms of antibiotic discovery, this is absolutely a first,” said Regina Barzilay, a senior researcher on the project and specialist in machine learning at MIT The drug...
Since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the coronavirus has spread around the world. As of February 2020, the death toll within mainland China exceeded 1,113, with 44,563 confirmed cases. As the outbreak grew, so did public questions and concerns. To help address those fears and resolve...
Due to advancements in genetic technology, fighting the coronavirus now is much easier, faster and cheaper than it would be a few years ago. Only two weeks after the virus was reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), scientists were able to isolate the virus and understand its’ entire sequence...
As Apple stores in China close their doors and Uber Mexico bans passengers suspected of being contaminated, other companies are effectively locking down in response to the spread of the much-feared Wuhan Coronavirus. Here's a closer look at three ways the virus is affecting the tech industry: 1. Apple China Shuts...
The fourth industrial revolution is widely acknowledged as a paradigm shift in how the world does business, but advancements in technology also have a positive social spin-off. Introducing cloud accounting software at community-based organisations implementing HIV education programs in South Africa is on track to fundamentally change how funding...
43% of South Africa’s population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7 700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves. These days, you can apply a biosensing patch and...
Poor communication in healthcare is a massive problem both locally and globally. International studies show that 70% of all preventable mishaps occur as a result of miscommunication or no communication, at a cost estimated to run into billions of dollars. Often, healthcare professionals work in ‘silos’, each looking at their...
Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool "focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines —...
On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, IT News Africa hosted the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event brought together healthcare technology executives from both Public and Private sectors to network with like-minded peers over a day of golf. Healthcare...
One of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry is maintaining the financial stability of hospitals and clinics, which means closing the gaps that bleed these facilities of their profits. As a result, healthcare facilities must position themselves to deliver world-class healthcare, as well as heightened efficiencies and...
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