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…
Using Muse: Alex Hwang’s Motion Sickness-Inspired Solution

Using Muse: Alex Hwang’s Motion Sickness-Inspired Solution »

21 Apr, 2015
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Alex Hwang, PhD, laughs when he recalls the inspiration for his Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge submission: his wife's motion sickness. "We went to the movie theater to see the Avatar in 3D but my wife could not finish the movie because of her motion sickness-like symptoms," he says. "As a movie fanatics, this was a…
The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends

The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends »

Dr. Steve Horng, emergency department lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents at last year's wearables challenge. Photo by Poncie Rutsch. We're incredibly excited to announce that Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is just around the corner. Our judges and finalists will be flying into…
M2D2 Finalists Celebrate $100,000 in Awards

M2D2 Finalists Celebrate $100,000 in Awards »

17 Apr, 2015
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PixelEXX winner Renee Carder, PhD and M2D2 director Steven Tello celebrate PixelEXX's first place win. All photos by Jenni Whalen. Business and healthcare professionals gathered at Mintz Levin on Thursday, April 17 to celebrate the winners of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. 15 companies hoped to…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

17 Apr, 2015
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Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum

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

17 Apr, 2015
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Nisarg Patel. Nisarg Patel may still be at the beginning of his career - he's a first year medical student at Harvard - but he has some big, career-making ideas. Along with team members Manav Sevak, Kunaal Naik, Manjinder Kandol and Kurt Carpenter, Patel pitched his idea for using wearables to improve medication…
Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week

Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week »

The Pavlok team. Photo provided. Maneesh Sethi, founder of Pavlok, once hired a woman to slap him when he got distracted at work. Years later, Sethi and his co-founder, Jim Lynch, launched Pavlok, a wearable device based on those slaps. The device uses electric shock, which is supported as a powerful behavior change…
A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance »

A few weeks ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh announced that they will be teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to tackle big data in healthcare. Through this partnership, called the "Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance," researchers like Carnegie Mellon's Eric Xing, PhD, will work to develop new technologies,…
What’s Hot in Boston Biotech

What’s Hot in Boston Biotech »

15 Apr, 2015
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A sold out crowd for Xconomy's biotech conference in Boston. Photo via @BF_healthcare. Popular business and technology news site Xconomy held its eighth annual life sciences forum on April 8, 2015 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. This year’s theme was “What’s Hot in Boston Biotech” and drew a who’s who…
Ask the Experts: Startup Advice

Ask the Experts: Startup Advice »

We all have great ideas about improving healthcare. But what does it take to actually implement these ideas - to turn them from a dose of midnight inspiration into a full-fledged, financially stable, investor-backed company? On April 23, 2015, four healthcare entrepreneurs will convene to answer exactly this question at Google's Cambridge headquarters. As part of…

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