Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference

Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference »

14 Mar, 2017
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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.

Online Physician Community Site Medstro Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users

Online Physician Community Site Medstro Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users »

21 Feb, 2017
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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.

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.

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.

Stem Cells: Our Window to the World with Brock Reeve, Harvard Stem Cell Institute »

29 Nov, 2016
Please join us for an exciting evening with Brock Reeve, the Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He’s going to provide unique insights and share some extraordinary developments taking place in stem cell research today. The Harvard Stem Cell Institute's overall aim is to use the power of stem cell biology to understand and…
Notes from Hubweek: A New App To Benefit the Autism Community

Notes from Hubweek: A New App To Benefit the Autism Community »

At Hubweek’s event Synaptic Gap: 21st Century Brain Science Meets Mental Health Policy, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind delivered a compelling speech about autism and his own experience parenting a son with autism. He introduced the audience to Sidekicks, a new smartphone app he helped to develop which is enabling children with autism spectrum disorder to communicate with their parents and caregivers like never before.

THE BIOPOLIS: CREATIVE NEW IDEAS FOR A SMARTER CITY »

27 Sep, 2016
In an increasingly inter-connected and technological world, we need models for urban living that take full advantage of technology while increasing the participation of residents in developing new opportunities for a better life. A Smarter City responds to this challenge in ways that enhance not just the physical infrastructure of a city, but also the intellectual…
A Peek Inside the Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation

A Peek Inside the Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation »

27 Apr, 2015
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Prof. John Quelch discusses the Bloodbuy case study. Photo by Dr. Kirti Patel. The Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation, a joint collaboration between Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School, was recently held in Cambridge, Mass, on April 15-16, 2015. This private, invitation-only event assembled an elite group that included…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team ELAINE

Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team ELAINE »

21 Apr, 2015
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Clarke and Susheela met while creating a team for the 2014 Boston Heart Walk. Photo provided. For finalists Dr. Ammu Susheela and Charles Clarke, this year's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is all about ELAINE - Electronic Locating Automated Interactive Nuance Equipment. "ELAINE is a wearable device that will help people…
CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner

CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner »

A.J. Kumar in the field in Zambia. Photo provided by CAMTech. The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced the winner of its latest Innovation Award – the Whitesides Research Group. CAMTech launched three years ago with the goal of accelerating medical technology innovation in low and…

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