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By Dean Koh 01:20 am August 24, 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered wearable medical robotics company Myomo last week announced that a Myomo-trained Orthotic & Prosthetic (“O&P”) practice in Australia has received its first insurance authorization to fit a patient with a custom MyoPro device. The practice, X-Tremity Prosthetics and Orthotics, is located in New South Wales and is operated by Jens Baufeldt. It is...

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By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm April 9, 2020
A research effort based out of MIT is looking to individuals' smartphones as tools for automatic COVID-19 contact tracing, but it's taking a unique approach that doesn't log GPS data or other potentially identifying information. Rather, the multi-organization Private Automatic Contact Tracing (PACT) team is turning to smartphones' Bluetooth functionality – or more specifically, the short-range...

A team works on ideas at the MIT COVID-19 Challenge hackathon this weekend. Photo credit/MIT COVID-19 Challenge

By Laura Lovett 04:23 pm April 6, 2020
With stay at home orders dominating the news cycle, many are looking for ways to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic from home. A group out of MIT is looking to remedy this with a way for various stakeholders to get involved. Over the weekend, MIT COVID-19 Challenge: Beat the Pandemic hosted the first in a series of virtual hackathons and events aimed at designing new tools to address the virus...

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By Laura Lovett 11:56 am February 17, 2020
Researchers are focusing on new health tech for some of the youngest patients. Recently two academic institutions published experimental design reports around baby tech. One focuses on a smart suit for tracking a babies movement, and the second revolves around the concept of a smart diaper from MIT.  Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new smart jumpsuit aimed at keeping...

Kheiron founders Dr Peter Kecskemethy and Tobias Rijken (left to right)

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:16 am September 25, 2019
Kheiron Medical Technologies, a startup that aims to help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier by using deep learning, has announced this week the closing of a $22m Series A round led by London-headquartered VC firm Atomico. Connect Ventures, Greycroft, Hoxton Ventures and EXOR Seeds, existing backers, also participated. WHAT THEY DO The startup was founded in 2016 by Peter Kecskemethy and...

Above photo: Professor Krystyn Van Vliet (left) with a fellow researcher in the SMART CAMP laboratory performing confocal microscopic imaging of cells. Credit: SMART CAMP

By Dean Koh 05:27 am July 15, 2019
The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), together with A*STAR Institutes and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has launched a new national initiative dubbed Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalised-Medicine (CAMP). The initiative was launched as part of Singapore’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical...
By Jonah Comstock 01:54 pm May 1, 2019
This Friday, around 500 engineers, clinicians and other innovators will descend on the MIT Media Lab for Grand Hack, the flagship event of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. “Grand Hack is unique because we’ll get applicants from all over the world,” Kriti Subramanyam, one of three co-directors of Hacking Medicine, told MobiHealthNews. “Last year we had applicants from over 30 countries, over 29 states in...
By Laura Lovett 04:21 pm July 24, 2018
Putting yourself in someone else's shoes. High school students are learning about living with Alzheimer's disease in a new VR experience that simulates the experience for teens. The program, which was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference yesterday, has multiple different storylines for students to explore. The experience lets students see what it is like to live with...
By Laura Lovett 12:24 pm March 14, 2018
Two different perspectives. A recent study found that doctors and nurses, by and large, use different terminology when talking about patients. A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago used computer science technology to compare individual-level patient care provided by doctors and nurses using information routinely documented by EHRs. The algorithm was used to identify the...
By Laura Lovett 03:07 pm January 23, 2018
A new technology promises to give users an estimated lens prescription in 10 seconds. PlenOptika, a startup spinout of MIT, uses the auto refractor to measure refractive errors of the eye and produces estimated prescriptions, MIT News reports. The technology, named QuickSee, is more affordable than what is currently on the market, which could make it more accessible for people living in...