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.
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.
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.
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.