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.
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.
Founded in 2007, a Burlington company’s vision to revolutionize healthcare with Robots is becoming reality. Hstar Technologies has raised $9.5 million in funding to develop robots including the Robotic Nursing Assistant system (RoNA), which aims to assist nursing staff with patient lifting and care.
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.
Medstro, the online community site for physicians, medical students and healthcare innovators announced today that it had surpassed 100,000 registered users in less than three years since launching the site.
Over the course of the 20th century, the average lifespan of people across the globe dramatically increased. With this increase, many in the medical field have been asking — how do we keep the quality of people’s lives higher as they age? One company, Boston-based LineHealth, is trying to solve the problem by uncomplicating people’s pill regimens with a streamlined device that makes remembering to take your medicine simple.
Cambridge-based Foundation Medicine, a molecular information company that sells genomic profiling tests for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, is leading a new data exchange partner program, the Precision Medicine Exchange Consortium (PMEC) to facilitate the exchange of molecular information and research and improve cancer care.
Shiv Gaglani and Ryan Haynes aim to improve the way medical students learn and retain information by leveraging cognitive science on their education platform, Osmosis.