Wrap Up: The 2015 Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge

Wrap Up: The 2015 Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge »

Attendees enjoy playing with healthcare wearables demos at Google's Cambridge headquarters. Photo via @namathy Last night we held the second annual Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge! The event, which met at Google’s Cambridge headquarters from 5 to 9 pm, featured live demos and pitches from our 10 finalists. Before the live pitch-off began, attendees spent…
Ebola Hackathon-Inspired Team to Pitch Live at Google Wearables Challenge

Ebola Hackathon-Inspired Team to Pitch Live at Google Wearables Challenge »

Team Proxome includes Adrian Gropper, MD, CTO of Patient Privacy Rights; Sean Doyle, a software engineer at MGH; Jim Wright, an electrical engineer with a background in developing wearable devices for military and medical applications; Jessica Autrey, a current graduate student at Boston University’s School of Public Health; Shauna Biggs, a current graduate student at…
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…
Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission

Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission »

22 Apr, 2015
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Photo via UCD Dublin. Brian Caulfield, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin, has advanced to the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Final Smackdown with his idea to use the sensors on smartphones to monitor the quality of rehabilitation therapy and patient adherence. "Our concept is…
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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

17 Apr, 2015
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Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
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…
Meet Google Wearables Challenge Finalists Courtney Hill & Allison Arensman

Meet Google Wearables Challenge Finalists Courtney Hill & Allison Arensman »

Courtney Hill, MD, and Allison Arensman, MD, met as interns and have shared a love for healthcare innovation ever since. So when they saw Medstro's Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, applying was almost a no brainer. Courtney Hill studies Head & Neck surgery. Hill is a fourth year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

10 Apr, 2015
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1. Costs of Care Launches Story Contest Every year, the non-profit value-based care organization Costs of Care holds an essay contest inviting patients, clinicians and students to share real stories about the successes and failures of healthcare affordability. Why? "Ultimately, no amount of regulating, reorganizing or otherwise reforming the healthcare system will successfully contain costs unless…
The Future is You: Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Google Wearables in Healthcare Final Pitch-Off

The Future is You: Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Google Wearables in Healthcare Final Pitch-Off »

6 Apr, 2015
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Karandeep Singh, MD, the keynote from last year's Google Glass challenge. As you know, the mission of Medstro (the social network for physicians and medical students) and MedTech Boston is to connect providers, patients, families and students, spreading the word about the latest innovations in medical technology and facilitating collaborations. And while we usually do…

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