Each year, approximately 432,000 women die from heart disease. Women, however, only make up 25% of the participant pool in clinical trials based around heart research. The “Bloomer Bra” seeks to reshape the way research data is collected in cardiology.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are taking 3D printing one step further. Their findings, recently published in Advanced Materials, indicate that the methods used for traditional 3D printing can also be used to print living materials; they were able to integrate programmable bacteria into their 3D printing ink.
Yedidia is optimistic about the future of AI and curing breast cancer. “It seems likely to me that AI is potentially very helpful for solving breast cancer. A lot of breast cancer is looking at images for tiny details that maybe humans aren’t necessarily good enough at noticing. A human might have trouble taking all these tiny details into account, but a computer can do it without a problem.
With Autonomic Systems’ HRV wearable products users can monitor their physiological condition in real time. Real time monitoring enables the early detection of autonomic stress, and, by providing the ability to monitor HRV at the same time as activity level, heart rate, respiration, and other pre-specified conditions and parameters, enables the detection of episodic events. Such determinations can provide unique relations between HRV and an event occurrence, differentiating these detection separately from other activities.
Each year Solve connects people who have innovative solutions to global problems in areas including health, environment, and economic development, to consultants from philanthropic organizations, venture capital firms, and corporations to help them realize their goals. Applications may be submitted to https://solve.mit.edu/. The submission deadline is August 1, 2017.
The 2017 MIT Grand Hack was filled with passionate participants seeking solutions to everything from communication gaps between patients and healthcare providers, to developing virtual reality devices that will help hospital patients combat loneliness. The event serves as a networking opportunity, as well as a window into the future of medical tech innovation.
Last weekend’s MIT Grand Hack brought entrepreneurs in health, business and tech together to solve health care’s most pressing problems.
With the help of one Boston-based startup, elders suffering from dementia or isolation could attend a concert or even sit atop Mount Everest without ever leaving their homes. Rendever, founded by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Business School, aims to fight isolation and cognitive issues encountered in old age by allowing users to view or describe entertaining virtual-reality experiences.
Founded in 2007, a Burlington company’s vision to revolutionize healthcare with Robots is becoming reality. Hstar Technologies has raised $9.5 million in funding to develop robots including the Robotic Nursing Assistant system (RoNA), which aims to assist nursing staff with patient lifting and care.