Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

By Brian Dolan August 3, 2010
Gates to discuss mHealth: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has agreed to keynote the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health's second annual mHealth Summit taking place in Washington D.C. this November. Gates will discuss the mobile health opportunity in developing markets. He joins media mogul Ted Turner as a keynote speaker at this...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2010
Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates recently sat down at UC Berkeley to discuss the need for personal computers versus cell phones in so-called developing markets. While the Gates Foundation has worked to distribute PCs in some countries, including Vietnam, China and India, but as Gates explains in the video below: "You don't need personal computer connectivity to deal with childhood...
By Brian Dolan November 10, 2009
Health workers know the difference between a wet cough and a dry cough; between a productive or non-productive; and between a voluntary and involuntary cough. If one Bedford, MA-based start-up, STAR Analytical Services succeeds, soon health workers will be able to use their smartphones to diagnose patients by recording and automatically analyzing their coughs instead. STAR Analytical Services's...