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In the headlines: Dynamism, improvements and digitization continue to grow in the Swiss healthcare sector.
Thanks to the medical field, Switzerland is catching up in connected objects. After the AVA female fertility monitoring bracelet and the Sleepiz sleep disorder detection radar, a new connected object developed in Switzerland is growing rapidly. Since its launch a year ago in the German and British markets, the blood pressure monitoring bracelet from the Neuchâtel start-up Aktiia has won over 20,000 users. By expanding its markets the company is now aiming for 100 million users within 10 years.
Furthermore, a UNIGE research team has developed an eye-tracking technique that holds out the hope of improving the care of multi-handicapped children and adolescents.
Finally, health insurers want to play a greater role in the Swiss healthcare system in terms of digitalisation and innovation. ICT journal spoke to decision-makers on topics ranging from treatment coordination to telemedicine and value-based healthcare.
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