Center for Body Computing

By Heather Mack 03:45 pm August 24, 2016
The University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing is partnering with VSP Global, which provides vision insurance and operates several eye care companies, to launch a study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of the company’s tech-embedded eyewear. Level, the glasses, will host a bevy of technology within the frames – including a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetomer...
By Jonah Comstock 11:29 pm June 8, 2016
While several startups have experimented with virtual doctor and nurse avatars, at the Center for Body Computing (CBC) at USC, researchers are taking the idea one step further. They're creating virtualized versions of actual living, breathing doctors -- starting with CBC Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon herself.  "That’s the virtual me," Saxon said on-stage at BIO 2016 in San Francisco,...
By Aditi Pai 11:45 am May 13, 2013
This week, Sorin Group announced that the FDA cleared SmartView, a remote monitoring application for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices. The technology allows physicians whose patients have a Paradym device, Sorin Group's implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), to monitor them outside of the office. SmartView is a home health hub that collects data wirelessly from the...
By Neil Versel 03:00 am March 26, 2013
Viewers of CNN's "The Next List," which Sunday featured Dr. Leslie Saxon and her Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California, got both a lesson in what is possible in medicine today and a preview of what's coming in the near future. The half-hour program highlighted some of the work Saxon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine, is doing at the...
By Neil Versel 06:20 am August 13, 2012
Ted Rappaport, Founder & Director, NYU Wireless New York University is the latest institution to open a wireless health research center, though NYU is calling its effort the "first academic research center combining the exploration of advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications." NYU last week unveiled NYU Wireless, bringing together engineering, computer science and...
By Neil Versel 11:20 am January 18, 2012
Want to empower consumers to improve healthcare and their own health status? Build a Tricorder and convince youngsters to "be like Mike." Those were the takeaways from a high-level session featuring Dr. Leslie Saxon of the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing and Qualcomm's Don Jones at the third annual Digital Health Summit at 2012 International CES last week in Las Vegas...
By Neil Versel 02:57 am August 25, 2011
Last week, I interviewed Dr. Leslie Saxon, executive director of the University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing, who talked extensively about multidisciplinary collaboration. Well, check out what happens when you get medical professionals and engineers together. As the Wall Street Journal reports this week, otolaryngologists, audiologists and sound engineers at the Chinese...
By Neil Versel 02:29 am August 18, 2011
As MobiHealthNews reported last week, the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing wants to become the "epicenter of wireless health." That's a lofty goal, considering the other, similar organizations right there in Southern California, including the UCLA Wireless Health Institute right there in Los Angeles, and, down toward San Diego, the West Wireless Health Institute, the...
By Brian Dolan 02:20 am August 11, 2011
The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC), an initiative to study and create the future of wireless medicine, recently announced its 17 founding members. The members will support wireless health research and innovation, and help develop product prototypes. The founding members of the CBC include Agamatrix, AirStrip Technologies, Apollo Health Resources, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Ayogo Games...
By Brian Dolan 03:16 am December 2, 2010
The University of Southern California's Chief of Cardiology and Executive Director of USC's Center for Body Computing, Dr. Leslie Saxon authored a study published in the medical journal, Circulation. The study followed more than 100,000 patients across the US. who have implanted cardiac devices -- cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...