Not Just a Meditation Tool: The Muse Brain Sensing Headband In Neuroscience Research

Not Just a Meditation Tool: The Muse Brain Sensing Headband In Neuroscience Research »

Wearable’s low-cost and portability prove advantageous in university studies

One-on-One with Newly Named CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center Travis McCready 

One-on-One with Newly Named CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center Travis McCready  »

We sat down with McCready in his office at The Boston Foundation to discuss his transition, the link between philanthropy and innovation, and his vision for the MLSC.

How Genospace Solves Healthcare’s Big Data Problem: An interview with COO Daniel Meyer

How Genospace Solves Healthcare’s Big Data Problem: An interview with COO Daniel Meyer »

Daniel Meyer, COO of GenoSpace, says interdisciplinary team approach is key to successful problem solving. Healthcare is drowning in a deluge of data. Decision-makers must somehow make sense of a heterogeneous array of information -- demographic, clinical, patient-generated, treatment and outcomes data. The latest waves of information also include data from…
Ask the Experts: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible?

Ask the Experts: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible? »

At MedTech Boston, we spend a lot of time thinking - and writing - about the best places for healthcare innovation to occur. Is it within the private sector? Maybe inside an incubator that's funded by a larger organization? Or perhaps healthcare innovation is best catalyzed within an academic medical center. Innovators tend to disagree…
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…
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…
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,…
Howard Weiner: A Doctor on a Mission to Cure MS

Howard Weiner: A Doctor on a Mission to Cure MS »

26 Mar, 2015
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It was during his early days as a doctor that Howard Weiner, MD, director and co-founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, treated a young father who had recently experienced a very bad multiple sclerosis (MS) attack. Weiner immediately identified with his patient: he was about the same age, and…
Engagement is King: Will Data Sharing Concerns Prevent Healthcare Progress?

Engagement is King: Will Data Sharing Concerns Prevent Healthcare Progress? »

Dr. Kvedar of Partners HealthCare asks his audience if 2015 will be the year of mobile health. Photo via @PartnersNews. As we wrote yesterday, the 11th Annual Connected Health Symposium, presented by Partners HealthCare, was an exciting meeting of hospital clinicians, researchers, policymakers, innovators and thought leaders. These participants shared patient-focused best practices but also…
Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s

Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s »

6 Oct, 2014
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Andy Grove, a former Intel CEO, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after retiring from the company. Recently, he brokered a collaboration between Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) with a goal of using big data analytics and Intel technology to better study and understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. “Intel has created a…

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