September 30, 2015
Sharing economy lodging giant Airbnb has acquired Lapka, a Russian startup, that developed smartphone-connected sensor offerings, including a smartphone-connected breathalyzer. The strange deal appears to be more of a talent grab than anything else.
Lapka CEO Vadik Marmeladov explained in a post on their website that the company never saw its devices as medical devices. Instead, Lapka saw...
September 9, 2015
In Topol and Kish's formulation, individual health data will feed into big data breakthroughs.
"Give me my damn data" has been a refrain among e-patients for many years. But what does it really mean to own data? That's a much larger question that Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol and Leonard Kish, Topol's co-founder at unpatient.org, have tackled the question in an op-ed...