September 20, 2017
BioSensics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer of wearable health sensors, has received more than $2.5 million in NIH grant funding for its Huntington’s disease (HD) monitoring device.
The device, called HDWear, provides real-time quantitative motor symptom scores that can assist with managing the hereditary neurological disease. These measures usually require in-clinic assessments such...
April 28, 2015
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, which makes easy to use smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has added automated fall detection to GreatCall Splash, the company's waterproof mobile personal emergency response (mPERS) device. When the technology detects a fall, it will contact trained operators at GreatCall's 5Star urgent response service.
The company is partnering with Cambridge,...
October 29, 2012
By Padma Nagappan
Count Cambridge, Massachusetts-based BioSensics among those companies working on a fall prevention offering that uses wearable devices equipped with accelerometers and other devices to help diagnose the early signs of a fall before it happens. By studying gait, stance, time to get up, time to sit down, and other metrics, BioSensics hopes to help the elderly and others whose...