This year’s World Medical Innovation Forum concluded with a panel discussing the “Disruptive Dozen:” 12 technology spaces that could improve cardiovascular health.
Partners Connected Health has launched the 2017 Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC) following a successful pilot last year. The Challenge was created to accelerate the development of disruptive, patient-centric and connected health solutions, from Partners' employees and clinical faculty, to radically improve the lives of patients.
With the help of one Boston-based startup, elders suffering from dementia or isolation could attend a concert or even sit atop Mount Everest without ever leaving their homes. Rendever, founded by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Business School, aims to fight isolation and cognitive issues encountered in old age by allowing users to view or describe entertaining virtual-reality experiences.
Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference »
Earlier this month at the student-run Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference pitch competition, eight teams vied for a $25,000 grand prize by pitching their tech alternatives to costly health solutions. Rendever, team led by two MIT Sloan School of Management students, took first place for its mission to aid dementia patients with virtual reality.
As athletes in the Boston-area begin training for spring’s sporting events, a variety of apps and products can help them track their health and performance. One of these Boston-based fitness options, TYME Wear, offers a shirt which allows athletes to monitor breathing patterns as they work out.
While some businesses in the self-help industry attempt to sell unrealistic amounts of happiness, one Boston-based mindfulness app aims to make its users just ten-percent happier.
Smartphones have tracked steps and heartbeats, but now, experts are trying to see if they can track—and possibly ease—the mind. The Harvard School of Public Health has teamed up with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Digital Psychiatry Program to develop apps that investigate how smartphone technology could be used for mental health treatment.
After 130 days and approximately 650 overdoses, Opioid hackathon teams compete for the chance to implement their solutions in the community and combat the opioid epidemic.