Medstro Jumps to Third Most Popular Physician Social Network

Medstro Jumps to Third Most Popular Physician Social Network »

8 May, 2015
CompaniesNews
Medstro, the social network for physicians and MedTech Boston's sister company, announced today that they had become the third most popular social network for physicians in the U.S., with a 650 percent increase in traffic and engagement in the last six months. Launched only twelve months ago, Medstro has grown exponentially and, as of April 15,…
Using Muse: Alex Hwang’s Motion Sickness-Inspired Solution

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

21 Apr, 2015
PeopleUncategorized
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 Doctor as a Digital Decoder

The Doctor as a Digital Decoder »

31 Mar, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
To read more posts like this, visit the American Resident Project. The growing wearable sensor market is yielding ever-increasing amounts of consumer-derived digital data. These data can consist of many different physiologic measures such as heart rate and rhythm, sleep quality, brain activity, and physical activity levels. As many consumers and…
Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare

Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare »

How will we define the value of our healthcare system? Dr. Neel Shah considers here and on Wing of Zock. Photo via Christian Delbert/ Shutterstock. Last week, I had the opportunity to sit at a table with some of the nation’s top thought leaders. We convened at the Newseum in Washington, DC,…
23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test

23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test »

4 Mar, 2015
News
In the past, the FDA has expressed worry that consumers might misinterpret at-home genetic tests, leading to improper decisions without physician guidance. This is why 23andMe was forced table one of their personal genome tests in November 2013. It's been an uphill battle, 23andMe's leaders say. That's also why, when the FDA granted direct-to-consumer marketing rights for 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome…
How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again

How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again »

4 Mar, 2015
Companies
When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left…
Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data

Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data »

3 Mar, 2015
News
Innovative mapping capabilities can help track disease and prevent outbreaks. Photo via everything possible/ Shutterstock. When we hear about a new disease outbreak, the news is frequently followed by general information about how the disease has spread and which region it’s currently infecting. In the weeks following this announcement, however, we…
projekt202’s Health Futures Panel at Livestrong

projekt202’s Health Futures Panel at Livestrong »

2 Mar, 2015
Events
projekt202's Health Futures panel asked tough questions about technology, design and our healthcare system. All photos provided by projekt202. Technology continues to expand boundaries and revolutionize nearly every experience, including healthcare. But while people increasingly adopt tracking apps and wearables, many questions and concerns emerge about where all of this is…
Tal Medical Changes the Game With Acute Psychiatric Treatment Options

Tal Medical Changes the Game With Acute Psychiatric Treatment Options »

MRI-based technology may lead to reduced psychiatric symptoms. All photos provided. This story goes back into the archives of the psychiatric research facilities at McLean Hospital. Ten years ago, researchers were investigating the nuances of brain structure and function when the technicians on the project started to hear about something very strange: their…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

16 Jan, 2015
News
Google Glass sales will be halted, according to BBC News. Photo via Shutterstock. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Google Glass Sales Halted Google announced yesterday that while it is still committed to making Google Glass work, it will stop producing the product in…

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