April 14, 2015

IBM Watson Teaming up With Medtronic. Will Your Pump Kick Butt at Chess?



... or maybe Jeopardy? 



Medtronic is teaming up with IMB's Watson. The full press release is here. I thought these comments were the most interesting part:

"Devices alone cannot transform diabetes care. The combination of leadership technologies, big data, informatics and world-class patient management are all required to drive effective results in diabetes care," said Hooman Hakami, executive vice president and president of the Diabetes Group at Medtronic. "Medtronic and IBM intend to bring these capabilities together to pioneer a new level of care that will improve outcomes and lower cost so people living with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health." 

"We are building a secure, open innovation platform that could change the face of diabetes management," said John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president, solutions portfolio and research. "Medtronic and IBM can marry the power of analytics, cognitive computing and patient engagement with the world's most sophisticated diabetes management devices to truly change how people with diabetes live."

Maybe it will be DEWY.

See: Of Fantasy Diabetes Devices, Sheldon & Dewy.



Source: http://newsroom.medtronic.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251324&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2034597