Aging-In-Place Safely: Five Health Tech Products Rethinking Elder Care

Aging-In-Place Safely: Five Health Tech Products Rethinking Elder Care »

Innovators in gerontechnology are providing much needed support to overextended caregivers, developing apps, software and wearables aimed at improving the quality of life, health and safety of people aging at home.

Using Tech to Help Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Using Tech to Help Protect Your Skin from the Sun »

Annually 3.5 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with skin cancer. Wearable tech helps ward off summer’s hazardous rays.

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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19 Jun, 2015
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Major hospitals find new allies in Partners and HealthXL, FitBit opens big and physicians dissatisfied with EHRs, Rand study shows

5 Key Questions About Wearables Answered

5 Key Questions About Wearables Answered »

18 Jun, 2015
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Lesley Solomon, executive director of Brigham & Women's Innovation Hub, led a panel discussion of four healthcare decision-makers.  |  Photo courtesy of BWH Innovation Hub. Earlier this week, a gathering at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge brought together several of Boston’s leading wearable tech innovators. At the "Big Data Gets…
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5 Jun, 2015
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We bring you this week’s medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Apple Watch modifies heart rate monitoring due to accuracy concerns When Watch OS 1.0 debuted, the device recorded heart rate every 10 minutes but recently users have taken note (and Apple has confirmed) that’s no longer the case, Digital Trends reports. Achieving accuracy…
Living a Quantified Life: What to do with all that data?

Living a Quantified Life: What to do with all that data? »

Ernesto Ramirez was working on his PhD in public health at the University of California at San Diego when he heard about Quantified Self, a California-based company founded by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly, both former editors at Wired magazine. Back in 2007, Wolf and Kelly first began conceiving a community with the goal of…
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29 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. $3 million in Accelerator Program loans awarded by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center The MLSC, an agency implementing the state’s 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative, runs the Accelerator Loan Program to de-risk promising start ups. To date, the program has funded over $19.7…
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22 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Newton-Based Jana Care Launches Diabetes Management App Jana Care announced this week the launch of a mobile diabetes management solution that allows for coaching, monitoring and shareable data. The app will be used by all 20 centers in the Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties…
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15 May, 2015
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1. A Partners Program Lowers Hospital Admissions & Mortality Rates Partners HealthCare Connected Health announced this week that their remote monitoring program for heart failure patients resulted in lower hospitalization and mortality rates (you can see the full results in their study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research last month). "These findings suggest that our Connected…
Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs »

We love wearable technology at MedTech Boston. We're constantly reporting on the hottest new trends and the life-changing capabilities of devices like the iThermonitor, embr's Wristify and Google Glass. We're even helping with Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, which will culminate in a live pitch-off in Boston this April. But the use of wearable…

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