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News Round-Up: million-dollar apps, pioneering robotic procedures, and a look back at #DataFest18

News Round-Up: million-dollar apps, pioneering robotic procedures, and a look back at #DataFest18 image

In the first of a new feature, SHIL rounds up the latest news from across the innovation landscape in Scotland and beyond - featuring articles from Life Sciences Scotland, The Herald, and Huffington Post.

Life Sciences Scotland reports on MindMate, an app developed by graduates of the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University to assist sufferers of dementia by stimulating cognitive abilities and keep users active, which has secured $2m in funding from US investors. Read more

A cancer patient is recovering after having a hysterectomy and part of her colon removed simultaneously by robotic assistance in a rare procedure, reports Sky News. Read more

The Herald is paying tribute to just a few of the remarkable NHS staff who have made a contribution to Scotland's health service during the past 70 years as part of #NHSScot70 – featuring great examples of staff innovation from across NHS Scotland. Read more

Scotland’s strengths in innovation and research is attracting an unparalleled amount of international business interest, reports Life Sciences Scotland. Read more

Scotland is ‘on the brink of unveiling a system that will revolutionise healthcare’ according to George Crooks, Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute Scotland (DHI), reported in FutureScot. Read more

A story in The National explores HiCap, a device created by a collaboration of health, industry and academic partners brought together by DHI Scotland and currently being evaluated in NHS Highland, is set to revolutionise the endoscopy. Read more

The benefits within healthcare of big data have the potential to radically improve the care we receive from the NHS, argues a blog from François Cadillon, VP UK and Ireland, MicroStrategy, in the Huffington Post. Read more

Chiaro, a business that develops consumer technology to improve women’s lives, has launched a pioneering pelvic floor tracker. Watch the Innovate UK video

Digit publishes a round-up of the week that was DataFest18, looking at some of the big sessions and key takeaways from throughout the five days. Read more

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