Meet the MIT Grand Hack Winners

Meet the MIT Grand Hack Winners »

30 Apr, 2015
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The Cancer Companion Team from the Telehealth Track celebrates a successful weekend of hacking with the MIT Hacking Medicine organizers and Merck sponsors. Photo via MIT Hacking Med. Organized by MIT Hacking Medicine on April 24 to 26, 2015, the Grand Hack brought together 80 teams and 450 participants from 19…
Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner »

Dr. Hunter uses the Pediatric Vision Scanner in his office. For almost twenty years, Dr. David Hunter, Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been working to better detect medical conditions that lead to a loss of vision in children. Recently, all this…
3D Printing in Healthcare: Promises and Challenges

3D Printing in Healthcare: Promises and Challenges »

28 Apr, 2015
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Prosthetic arms from e-Nabling the Future. Photo by Krina Patel. The  INSIDE 3D PRINTING conference, held at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC from April 15 – 17, 2015, offered insights into the positive inroads 3D printing has made in various areas of health care, including tissue generation, mechanical prosthetics, implants and…
Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare?

Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare? »

Apps are slowly invading healthcare. Why should you care? Photo via everythingpossible/ Shutterstock. It's not a secret that apps are invading healthcare. But the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is asking an important question: Why should you care? On May 7, 2015, MMS will hold a panel on this topic from 6-9 pm…
This Company Uses Gaming to Teach Emotions Management – And It Works

This Company Uses Gaming to Teach Emotions Management – And It Works »

There are 16 million kids in the United States with behavioral problems like ADHD or autism spectrum, says Jason Kahn, CEO and founder of Neuro’motion. Of those 16 million, the majority – 12 million – get no treatment. That's why Kahn’s company developed a video game to help these kids build the emotional strength they…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

24 Apr, 2015
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1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
Wrap Up: The 2015 Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge

Wrap Up: The 2015 Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge »

Attendees enjoy playing with healthcare wearables demos at Google's Cambridge headquarters. Photo via @namathy Last night we held the second annual Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge! The event, which met at Google’s Cambridge headquarters from 5 to 9 pm, featured live demos and pitches from our 10 finalists. Before the live pitch-off began, attendees spent…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalist: William Younker

Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalist: William Younker »

22 Apr, 2015
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Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge finalist William Younker is aiming for the big time by proposing a solution to recovery for one of the most controversial injuries this year: concussions. "The idea is to create the world's first data set, from wearables and smartphone sensors, for concussion recovery," Younker says. Along with his Cognitive Health…
Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission

Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission »

22 Apr, 2015
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Photo via UCD Dublin. Brian Caulfield, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin, has advanced to the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Final Smackdown with his idea to use the sensors on smartphones to monitor the quality of rehabilitation therapy and patient adherence. "Our concept is…
Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely: Innovation at the American College of Physician’s Centennial Event

Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely: Innovation at the American College of Physician’s Centennial Event »

As the American College of Physicians (ACP) celebrates its 100th anniversary, physicians and healthcare providers from across the country will meet at the Boston Convention Center for the ACP Excellence in Medical Education conference. Part of this event, which will meet from April 28- May 2, 2015, involves a session titled "Award-Winning Innovations in High-Value Care."…

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