Aine Cryts

Aine Cryts

    Aine (“ONya”) Cryts is an on-staff contributing writer for MedTech Boston. She's a political scientist by education, a writer and marketer by trade. She has written for various healthcare technology publications and also served as marketing director at several healthcare software companies in the Boston area. Cryts is an avid volunteer, pet lover and long-distance runner. Story ideas are always welcome.

    Hack MS: Developing Stress Management Solutions

    Hack MS: Developing Stress Management Solutions »

    16 Feb, 2015
    EventsUncategorized
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological condition that impacts as many as 2.5 million people around the world. According the MS Society, the disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the protective coating around the nerve fibers of the central nervous system. People living with the disease can experience vision problems, fatigue,…
    iThermonitor Provides Real-Time, Continuous Temperature Reading

    iThermonitor Provides Real-Time, Continuous Temperature Reading »

    4 Feb, 2015
    Products
    Win 10 Raiing iThermonitors by applying to the 2015 Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge. Photo provided. Topiramate – also known by its generic name, Topamax – can be a wonder drug for children over the age of two with Epilepsy. But one of the drug’s side effects is an increase in…
    Happier, Inc: Re-Defining Success

    Happier, Inc: Re-Defining Success »

    Nataly Kogan, co-founder of Happier Inc. Photo provided. Nataly Kogan had achieved the American dream - or so she thought. She was a teenager when she and her parents arrived in the United States as refugees. Her mission was clear: she’d make a lot of money and be successful. The only problem was that…
    mHealth: Miles to Go Before We Sleep

    mHealth: Miles to Go Before We Sleep »

    22 Jan, 2015
    People
    Donna Malvey, PhD, explains the benefits and challenges of mHealth adoption all over the world. Photo via shutterstock. 90% of American adults have smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center. They’re using their smartphones to navigate a reliable route to a new restaurant or to snag a new pair of jeans. But…
    Empowered Brain: A Google Glass-Based Solution For Autism

    Empowered Brain: A Google Glass-Based Solution For Autism »

    29 Dec, 2014
    CompaniesProducts
    Ned Sahin, founder of Brain Power. Photo provided. Wearables are the future. Children on the autism spectrum also need a little extra help navigating human relationships and stressful situations, says Ned Sahin, CEO and president of Cambridge-based Brain Power. He hopes his company can bring wearables to autistic children through a suite of products called…
    How to Develop a Killer Patent Strategy

    How to Develop a Killer Patent Strategy »

    11 Dec, 2014
    News
    Patent strategy can be a confusing but important part of growing your startup. Photo via flickr. Are you protecting your healthcare product so other companies don't copy it? Are you working to prevent potential competitors from introducing innovations that could compete with your product? We recently caught a session called “Develop a Killer Patent…
    Real-Time Patient Engagement: A Solution for Diabetics Suffering from Foot Ulcers

    Real-Time Patient Engagement: A Solution for Diabetics Suffering from Foot Ulcers »

    Orthomonitor is a wearable device that can be embedded in orthotics and prosthetics to assess the patient treatment experience. Photo provided by Kinematix. You may not know that diabetic patients commonly express concern about foot ulcers. According to WebMD, this is because these patients have an increased risk of complication with wound healing. Decreased blood flow and a…
    The mHealth Pulse: Dr. Ashish Atreja & Anuj Desai Talk Healthcare & Technology

    The mHealth Pulse: Dr. Ashish Atreja & Anuj Desai Talk Healthcare & Technology »

    4 Dec, 2014
    People
    This week, we spent time chatting with Dr. Ashish Atreja, assistant professor and chief technology and engagement officer at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Anuj Desai, vice president of market development at the NY eHealth Collaborative. Atreja and Desai are both mHealth enthusiasts working with New York Digital Health Accelerator, which sponsors and evaluates start-up ideas. They'll…
    New Games Promise Accurate ADHD Diagnoses

    New Games Promise Accurate ADHD Diagnoses »

    CogCubed allows for early diagnosis for children with ADHD - and kids love the game, too. Photo provided. Roughly 6 million kids between the ages of 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of that 6 million, about half are misdiagnosed, says Kurt Roots, co-founder…
    What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

    What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum »

    26 Nov, 2014
    EventsNews
    Suchi Saria speaks at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. Photo by Aine Cryts. The ethics of using predictive analytics in medical decision making. A mobile app that captures clinical data from Parkinson’s patients. Using predictive analytics to help inform end of life decisions. These are just three of the topics…

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