Augmented Reality

By Mallory Hackett 11:49 am September 8, 2020
In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system. The project is intended to help physicians improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses by providing DoD medical centers with augmented reality microscopes with overlaid AI technology. The prototype will...
By Mallory Hackett 01:42 pm June 17, 2020
Augmedics, a developer of augmented reality surgical image guidance tools, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by its U.S. staff. In this nearly unheard of money-raising strategy, the company’s employees formed AUG Management LLC, a limited liability company, and raised $4 million. The remainder of the funds came from existing shareholders AO Invest and Terralab Ventures, and undisclosed...

Professor Shafi Ahmed, chief medical officer and cofounder of Medical Realities, said: “We saw a need for a central credible repository of information for healthcare workers."

By Tammy Lovell 09:54 am April 29, 2020
UK-based health tech firm Medical Realities has launched a free online resource to train healthcare workers in essential, safe and core practices for COVID-19. The resource, called Covid med ed, brings together training, research and guidelines for medical students, the NHS and healthcare professionals worldwide. Features include access to latest COVID-19 guidelines, reviews of the latest...
By Tammy Lovell 04:32 am March 2, 2020
Update: HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event (7-11 September 2020). When Corporation Pop managing director Dom Raban’s 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, he was shocked by the lack of information for children about the condition. “The hospital care she got was really good, but she had virtually no information about the people she would meet, the environment she...

Credit: HTC DeepQ

By Dean Koh 12:54 am December 10, 2019
Taiwan National Defense Medical Center (NDMC) has partnered with DeepQ, a healthcare division of technology innovator HTC, to build the largest Mixed Reality (MR) anatomy classroom in Taiwan.MR is the combination of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Users can switch between real and virtual anatomy classroom environments, depending on the appropriate learning method. The team at...

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly checks out the Microsoft HoloLens aboard a space station on February 20, 2016. The device is part of NASA's project Sidekick, which is exploring the use of augmented reality to reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency with which astronauts can work in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

By Laura Lovett 01:25 pm November 8, 2019
Spending three years in an enclosed spacecraft with less than a handful of companions is a daunting task — not just physically but psychologically. However, that will be the reality for the crew going to Mars, a trip which is slated for some time in the next two decades.   “These people who travel with a small crew and small habitable body [face] psychological stress of that confinement and...
By Laura Lovett 01:56 pm September 3, 2019
Swim practice may be getting a little techier, as a new pair of augmented reality-enabled goggles promises to keep track of swimmers' heart rates and performance. Officially launching in November, the technology was born from a partnership between Canadian company Form, which specializes in tech supported goggles, and Finnish-based company Polar, which works on sports technology including heart...
By Dave Muoio 03:04 pm March 11, 2019
Rally’s new benefits platform. This weekend at SXSW, Rally Health announced the launch of a new digital, consumer-focused wellness platform. The system helps users view, access and manage their employee benefits within a single interface, while offering employers a tool to drive health engagement. “Today we’re taking our Rally platform to a new level by making traditionally disparate elements of...
By Dave Muoio 03:19 pm February 25, 2019
In a stage event kicking off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on revamped versions of its enterprise-focused mixed reality headset and computer vision technology. Much like its predecessor, the HoloLens 2 headset is a self-contained device that projects messages, icons and other images on a clear glasses-like display. However, the second version of the headset...
By Dave Muoio 04:19 pm November 14, 2018
De Novo clearance for urinary incontinence wearable. The FDA has granted De Novo clearance to Atlantic Therapeutics’ Innovo therapy device, an externally worn electrical muscle stimulator for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The wearable is intended for adult women as a front-line or second-line therapy, and in a multi-center randomized controlled trial recorded an 87 percent rate of...