Boston-Based Startup TYME Focuses On Helping Athletes Monitor And Optimize Healthy Performance

Boston-Based Startup TYME Focuses On Helping Athletes Monitor And Optimize Healthy Performance »

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.

BrainRobotics To Release “Affordable” Mind-Controlled Prosthesis

BrainRobotics To Release “Affordable” Mind-Controlled Prosthesis »

New and affordable mind-controlled prosthesis could be on the way for upper-limb amputees, as Somerville-based BrainRobotics plans to unveil a non-invasive artificial arm this year.

Preparing for an Organ Shortage

Preparing for an Organ Shortage »

13 Feb, 2017
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Self-driving cars will save lives lost to car accidents, but will decimate available donor organs. How will Boston’s biotechnology be a part of the solution?

Built By Skeptics For Skeptics: 10% Happier Aims For “Realistic” Mindfulness Goals

Built By Skeptics For Skeptics: 10% Happier Aims For “Realistic” Mindfulness Goals »

9 Feb, 2017
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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.

Is There An App For That? Experts Talk Digital Strategies of Mental Health and Wellness

Is There An App For That? Experts Talk Digital Strategies of Mental Health and Wellness »

2 Feb, 2017
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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.

Psychokinesis? No, But Neurable’s Brain-Computer Interface Technology Might Still Surprise You

Psychokinesis? No, But Neurable’s Brain-Computer Interface Technology Might Still Surprise You »

30 Jan, 2017
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Neurable’s machine learning software could soon control everything from virtual reality (VR) experiences for gamers to augmented reality (AR) solutions for the military.

Samsung, On the Cutting Edge of Digital Health?

Samsung, On the Cutting Edge of Digital Health? »

24 Jan, 2017
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When considering the field of medical technology, chances are Samsung does not immediately come to mind. Yet the South Korean electronics company seeks to change the world of digital health, according to Dr. David Rhew, Samsung’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness.

The Boston Scientific Big Data Challenge: Vote Today!

The Boston Scientific Big Data Challenge: Vote Today! »

17 Jan, 2017
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With less than 24 hours until the submission deadline, the Boston Scientific Big Data Challenge has received over 40 submissions. Participants have submitted a variety of ideas that use Big Data to address everything from the opioid epidemic to drug reimbursement.

Chasing Greens – Fresh Food and the Urban Divide

Chasing Greens – Fresh Food and the Urban Divide »

17 Jan, 2017
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The USDA reports that 1-in-7 Americans don't know where their next meal will come from. Lower-income neighborhoods in urban areas are especially affected. In this three-part series, MedTech Boston investigates various factors that shape the food insecurity issue in Boston and how those factors are connected to health outcomes.

6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail (Obamacare Repeal Won’t Be One of Them)

6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail (Obamacare Repeal Won’t Be One of Them) »

In 2015 alone, digital health saw $4.5 Billion in venture funding—and yet so many of those well-intentioned startups have been unsuccessful. That is because healthcare has challenges that no other industry faces. Here are 6 mistakes digital health entrepreneurs frequently make that prevent them from turning their lofty mission into a scalable business.

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