Laura Lovett

October 10, 2018
NASA is turning its attention to digital clinical support tools to treat astronauts that get sick or injured while in outer space. This morning the news broke that NASA will be piloting Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate tool, which gives users evidence-based clinical decision support resources, on the International Space Station. According to the company, this marks the first time a clinical decision...
October 9, 2018
Last month Singapore-based Mobile Health, creator of personalize health concierge platform MaNaDr, announced that it was acquiring fellow Singaporean company Doctorbell, a patient engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.  The MaNaDr platform connects users to doctors and their networks. It also gives patients access to their medical health records and lab results so they can carry this...
October 9, 2018
Biopharmaceutical service Parexel International Corporation is turning its attention to mobile and wearable technology to aid drug development and clinical research. This morning the Boston-based company announced a slew of new products that will be built on its Perceptive Cloud platform.  One of the new technologies uses Microsoft’s Azure App Services and will be able to send patient data to...
October 9, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland-based startup RightEye has just scored FDA 510(k) clearance for its cloud-based eye-tracking system and software. The technology was designed to help clinicians identify visual tracking impairments in patients by recording, viewing and analyzing a patient’s eye.  The system has four main target areas: functional vision screening, reading assessments, sports vision assessment...
October 8, 2018
As technology pushes forward, innovators are often tempted to bring all the bells and whistles to their digital health product. But some are stopping to look at the human element in digital health before launching a new product.  “Human design for us … is essential. We spend a huge amount of time watching how people with varying degrees of challenge interact with our app,” Jim Cavan, CEO of...
October 4, 2018
Yesterday the senate overwhelmingly passed a new opioid bill in a 98-1 vote, with only Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) voting against it and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) not voting. The vote expands telemedicine services to people with opioid abuse disorder, exempting it from certain requirements. It also modifies the provisions regarding electronic prescriptions and post-surgical pain management.  Further...
October 4, 2018
This morning BlackBerry launched a new "Enterprise of Things" (EOT) platform called the BlackBerry Spark, as well as a slew of new healthcare related-products that will be powered by the system including a quantum-resistant code signing server, a new system that uses blockchain to deliver medical data and an operating system for secure medical devices.  The quantum-resistant code signing server...
October 3, 2018
SyncThink, a Boston-based startup applying VR and eye-tracking to assess ability to focus as an indicator of concussion damage, is launching a new program called SyncThink Express that lets colleges and professional sports teams rent out its technology and get remote support from specialists. The program will use the EYE-Sync tool, which will specifically be used to help athletes that have a...
October 3, 2018
Accenture has developed a new virtual reality game designed to help amputees with phantom limb syndrome. The technology, which is a combination of company’s SAP Cloud Platform, SAP for Leonardo and a connected armband, gameifies physical therapy for amputees. The program was developed to encourage patients to participate in therapy exercises with their new prosthetic limb. In part, it was also...
October 3, 2018
In mid-September, life insurer John Hancock announced that it would be giving all of its members access to Vitality, a behavior changing rewards platform that is combined with a wearable. The idea is to incentivize policy holders to become more active and make healthier nutrition decisions.  As part of this announcement all insurance policy holders will have access to the Vitality products....