The 2017 MIT Grand Hack was filled with passionate participants seeking solutions to everything from communication gaps between patients and healthcare providers, to developing virtual reality devices that will help hospital patients combat loneliness. The event serves as a networking opportunity, as well as a window into the future of medical tech innovation.
Last weekend’s MIT Grand Hack brought entrepreneurs in health, business and tech together to solve health care’s most pressing problems.
The goal of this challenge is to create a piece of technology or application that streamlines the Emergency Department’s registration process and stores patients’ personal health information needed for registration and emergency treatment. Do you and your team have what it takes to “Design the Chip”?
MedTech Impact/Tarsus Group, Medstro and MedTech Boston Announce MedTech Impact Innovation Challenge Partnership »
MedTech Impact/Tarsus Group, Medstro and MedTech Boston, recently announced a partnership in order to produce the MedTech Impact Innovation Challenge.
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.
Check out the companies presented at HIMSS 17 by the 3-year old Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx). Early-stage digital health and medical device companies that have not yet sold their product are eligible to participate in the 3-year old TMCx’s “no fee, no equity” program. Participation begins with a 4-week boot camp, and includes mentorship and shared development workspace.
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.
Last Thursday, the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge II concluded with a live even at Google’s headquarters in Kendall Square. The focus of this year’s challenge was Big Data, and participants were encouraged to submit ideas on how to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency in delivering care, and drive down the cost of care using data analytics.
The MIT Sloan Healthcare Club invites you to the 14th Annual Sloan Healthcare & Bioinnovations Conference on February 24th at the MIT Media Lab. This year’s theme is Emerging Trends in Healthcare: Personalized & Digital Health and will feature an exciting line up of industry experts, including keynote speaker Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Vice Chairman of UnitedHealth Group!
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.