The Atlantic’s inaugural Boston healthcare summit brought three startup execs together in a health tech panel on June 13. The panelists explored the future of health tech and its impact on the healthcare system.
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.
Check out the companies presented at HIMSS 17 by the 3-year old Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx). Early-stage digital health and medical device companies that have not yet sold their product are eligible to participate in the 3-year old TMCx’s “no fee, no equity” program. Participation begins with a 4-week boot camp, and includes mentorship and shared development workspace.
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.
Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference »
Earlier this month at the student-run Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference pitch competition, eight teams vied for a $25,000 grand prize by pitching their tech alternatives to costly health solutions. Rendever, team led by two MIT Sloan School of Management students, took first place for its mission to aid dementia patients with virtual reality.
The AHN “Design the Chip Challenge” to offer $10,000 prize for best design of a portable, secure technology allowing immediate access to patients’ medical histories.