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

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

21 Apr, 2015
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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 Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends

The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends »

Dr. Steve Horng, emergency department lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents at last year's wearables challenge. Photo by Poncie Rutsch. We're incredibly excited to announce that Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is just around the corner. Our judges and finalists will be flying into…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum

Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum »

17 Apr, 2015
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Nisarg Patel. Nisarg Patel may still be at the beginning of his career - he's a first year medical student at Harvard - but he has some big, career-making ideas. Along with team members Manav Sevak, Kunaal Naik, Manjinder Kandol and Kurt Carpenter, Patel pitched his idea for using wearables to improve medication…
Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week

Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week »

The Pavlok team. Photo provided. Maneesh Sethi, founder of Pavlok, once hired a woman to slap him when he got distracted at work. Years later, Sethi and his co-founder, Jim Lynch, launched Pavlok, a wearable device based on those slaps. The device uses electric shock, which is supported as a powerful behavior change…
Changing the Cancer Care Paradigm: Team OnClass Heads to Google Cambridge

Changing the Cancer Care Paradigm: Team OnClass Heads to Google Cambridge »

14 Apr, 2015
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Team Members (L to R): Sameer Massand, Ajay Kohli, Maxwell Henderson, Sarah Foster, Katja Engetschwiler, Trevor Heins, Benjamin Ehrlich, Jacob Zeitzew, Anita Ramoliya, Ajit Kohli "Few moments can be tougher for patients than receiving a diagnosis of cancer," says Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge finalist Ajay Kohli. "As clinicians, we want…
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…
Medstro Announces Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists

Medstro Announces Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists »

30 Mar, 2015
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Voting for the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge ended last Saturday with a drastic increase of last-minute votes. Over the last three days of voting, over 10,000 people visited the competition website on Medstro to cast votes. After all votes were counted and a panel of 39 judges scored each entry, ten finalists were chosen from the 89 entries…
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…
2015’s WATCH Society Conference: Trade Secrets & Site Visits in Amsterdam

2015’s WATCH Society Conference: Trade Secrets & Site Visits in Amsterdam »

Itching for foreign travel and obsessed with the hottest happenings in wearable technology? Register for this year's WATCH Society (Wearable Technology in Healthcare Society) Conference, which will be held in Amsterdam on April 29 & 30, 2015. "The WATCH conference stands out because it is a 2-day, international conference organized by and for medical professionals interested in…
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,…

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