Each year, approximately 432,000 women die from heart disease. Women, however, only make up 25% of the participant pool in clinical trials based around heart research. The “Bloomer Bra” seeks to reshape the way research data is collected in cardiology.
Research done by NASA suggests that astronauts lose up to 2% bone mass per month in space. This is because of low level of force exerted on the skeleton in low-gravity conditions. However, research currently being conducted at the International Space Station with an idea from the Mass Challenge Alumnus LaunchPad Medical could soon be the answer to the bone density loss crisis affecting astronauts.
According to the CDC, over 28 million Americans are uninsured, and approximately 70 million Americans are covered by Medicaid. There is a growing, unmet need for access to specialists and primary care doctors in medically underserved communities. The MAVEN Project is on a mission to change this.
A medical technology company started in Boston, Ma., in 2016, Kordova operates a platform that tracks implant devices used in surgery. They gather information on a website to help physicians and hospital executives find the most efficient and cost-effective device for the patient.
In just over a year since its release, Eye-Sync’s eye tracking technology has become a trusted means of detecting concussions on the sidelines and in the clinic.
By 2020, Eversound hopes to add two million clients, and reach as many senior living communities as possible, in their quest to improve hearing – and quality of life – for countless older adults.
Knowing how a doctor ranks for the money you spend is difficult. CareDash is trying to fix that.
With electronic health records on the rise, Caremap looks to capitalize on app health records for kids.
Air pollution is becoming increasingly problematic for asthma patients. A portable air filter could be the answer.
An award-winning startup from last year’s opioid hackathon seeks to save lives and fight stigma in the opioid epidemic, which claimed nearly 2,000 lives in Massachusetts last year. Backed by the General Electric Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, We Are Allies is creating a website with resources about the epidemic and equipping citizen volunteers with naloxone—an approach that is sparking interest in Boston and beyond.