SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression

SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression »

SunSprite is a wearable sunlight tracker. Photo provided. New Englanders are a hearty bunch, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t susceptible to seasonal depression. Also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), this type of depression is related to the changing of the seasons. And according to the Mayo Clinic, SAD…
Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work

Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work »

mHealth offerings come in all shapes and sizes these days. Photo via SmartAirMedia. As the end of the year approaches, most of us are fine-tuning our holiday shopping strategies and planning menus for gatherings of families and friends. The year began with such promise as we set ambitious goals to shed…
Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription

Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription »

Akili's Project EVO is a video game that could help you train your brain. All photos provided. What if brain training technology could be noninvasive, clinically effective and engaging? That's the question Eddie Martucci and Eric Elenko asked themselves in 2011. Both men had an interest in the brain - in…
M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches

M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches »

Detecting heart murmurs and treating chronic wounds. Alleviating the progression of osteoarthritis and the battle against prostate cancer. Preventing urine leakage in women. These are the healthcare challenges that cause sleepless nights for many patients and for the executives who presented at M2D2's “Shark Tank” pitch-off at UMass Lowell on October 15, 2014. All five executives…
Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers

Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers »

Myo, a gesture-based piece of wearable technology, pushes into the healthcare space. Photo provided. When you schedule a one-on-one interaction with your physician, you’ll often find that he or she is nose deep in the computer, checking or entering your background information, examining blood work and asking questions. Augmedix CEO Ian Shakil says…
John Moore: Developing A New Approach to Patient Centered Care

John Moore: Developing A New Approach to Patient Centered Care »

John Moore, CEO and co-founder of Twine Health. John Moore, winner of the MedTech Boston Primary Care Innovation award and co-founder and CEO of Twine Health, challenges the traditional patient-clinician relationship every day through his collaborative technology work. Moore began his studies at Boston University as a biomedical engineer. From there,…
Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement

Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement »

What initially started as an effort by Vik Paruchuri, Nicolas Saint-Arnaud and Tyler Martin to prevent cardiovascular disease eventually turned into a long look at what keeps people healthy. Paruchuri, Saint-Arnaud and Martin are the founders of Turfly, an innovative app billed as "Runkeeper meets Foursquare" that allows users to capture turf, gaining points for movement and competing…
Pager Brings Doctors On Demand

Pager Brings Doctors On Demand »

22 Sep, 2014
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Have you ever been sick and wished you could summon a doctor to your home with the tap of a button? Pager, a personal healthcare company, is making this dream a reality with the release of a new app. The Pager app premiered in New York City last May and the company is now eyeing expansion to Boston…
Shaping Health 2.0: Dr. Richard Parker’s Perspective on Geneia’s Theon

Shaping Health 2.0: Dr. Richard Parker’s Perspective on Geneia’s Theon »

There’s absolutely no doubt that medicine has changed dramatically over the past twenty years and it continues to shift every day. As we move from traditional medicine to a more defined era of what some medical professionals are now calling "Health 2.0," new problems and new solutions have appeared. Disparities in health systems are now addressed with innovative…
Hooked on HealthTap

Hooked on HealthTap »

HealthTap brings medical expertise into your pocket - or onto your tablet - with the click of a button. In the world of constantly changing online medicine, HealthTap has doctors and patients hooked. It's Reddit, Ask Jeeves, Yelp and the Mayo Clinic all rolled into one platform, giving patients direct access to doctors…

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