Embrace Watch: Preventing Epileptic Deaths, One Wearable at a Time

Embrace Watch: Preventing Epileptic Deaths, One Wearable at a Time »

We monitor every aspect of our health through apps - exercise, diet, sleep and even ovulation. So why should epilepsy be any different? The new Embrace Watch from Cambridge-based company Empatica, is hoping to be the solution. Rosalind Picard, a professor at MIT and co-founder of Empatica, is trying to change the face of epilepsy,…
Philips Moves North American Research Headquarters to Cambridge

Philips Moves North American Research Headquarters to Cambridge »

19 May, 2015
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The consumer electronics company Philips has signed a five year research alliance with MIT, pumping $25 million into healthcare technology and connected lighting research, and moving the company's research headquarters to Cambridge, according to an announcement from the company released this afternoon. Philips representatives say their focus this year has been on pushing the company toward…
10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting

10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting »

Barnstable High School students accept the 2014 Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award at MassBio's annual meeting. All photos provided by MassBio photographers. The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “The Business of Science,” took place on March 26 and 27, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.…
Wearables Week Boston 2015 Announced

Wearables Week Boston 2015 Announced »

12 Mar, 2015
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MIT Hacking Medicine, Medstro and Quantified Self Boston today announced that they are teaming up to launch the first ever "Wearables Week" focusing on the use of wearables to create innovative healthcare solutions. Wearables Week will be held April 21-26, 2015 at venues around Kendall Square and will feature three unique events showcasing the latest…
MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics

MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics »

The wearable vital signs monitor can continuously measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, stroke volume, and respiratory rate. Continuous monitoring of these vital signs can help assess the wearer's overall state of health and identify risks for cardiovascular diseases. Photo via MIT. As our technological devices become smaller and more portable,…
10 Genius Ideas from MIT Sloan’s Bioinnovations Conference

10 Genius Ideas from MIT Sloan’s Bioinnovations Conference »

Participants listen to a keynote speech at the 2015 MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference. All photos by Anna Shaynurova. The MIT Sloan School of Management held its 11th annual Bioinnovations Conference at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel on February 20, 2015, featuring influential speakers from the healthcare, life sciences, research, and regulatory sectors.…
Neel Shah, MD, on Healthcare Costs and Medical Technology

Neel Shah, MD, on Healthcare Costs and Medical Technology »

13 Feb, 2015
People
Neel Shah is not your typical physician. After three years of medical school at Brown University, Shah became passionate about the high cost of healthcare when he saw patients struggling to pay their medical bills. He came to the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and, after learning more about health policy and economics, founded…
TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro

TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro »

23 Dec, 2014
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TEDxBeaconStreet, one of the most innovative TEDx events in the world, and Medstro, the social network for physicians and medical students, today announced that three of the speakers from the 2014 TEDxBeaconStreet, held on November 15-16, will be available to answer questions directly on the "TEDxBeaconStreet Ask the Speaker" forum. All three speakers spoke about topics related to…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

12 Dec, 2014
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This week, the 2014 mHealth Summit was held in Washington, D.C. Photo via mhealthnews.com. We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. Boston shows up at the 2014 mHealth Summit. This year’s mHealth Summit was held in D.C. this week, where numerous high-profile speakers discussed how mobile…
Nanotechnology 101

Nanotechnology 101 »

This programmable DNA nanorobot, created by Harvard researchers, was modeled on the body's own immune system. Image created by Campbell Strong, Shawn Douglas, and Gaël McGill of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. It sounds like the creative genius of a science fiction writer: nanobots that move through the body, delivering…

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