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By Jonah Comstock 05:57 am November 4, 2014
Andrew Conrad, the Google X researcher heading up the company's recently-announced ingestible-wearable sensor platform, has shared a good deal more information about the project in an interview with BackChannel. He said he believes the project is only a few years away from viability. Conrad said that Google has hired more than 100 people to work on the project and is working with MIT and Stanford...
By Jonah Comstock 02:00 am February 24, 2014
An ear-worn heart monitor, from Quanttus co-founder David He's MIT thesis. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Quanttus, a stealthy MIT startup working on wearable vital sign monitoring, has raised $19 million in first round funding from Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners. The company has previously raised $3 million in seed funds from Vinod Khosla. “Quanttus is pushing monitoring into many high...
By Aditi Pai 02:46 pm October 9, 2013
Jonathan Bush, CEO and cofounder of athenahealth, wants to build a healthcare internet. Bush spoke about the barriers to healthcare innovation in a lively conversation with MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief Jason Pontin at the EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bush described athenahealth, provider of cloud-based EHR and practice management software, as the "water boy" for the health...
By Aditi Pai 09:51 am September 25, 2013
MIT's Little Devices Lab announced a new initiative to support innovation for nurses at New York's 2013 World Maker Faire last week. Little Devices Lab, which develops technologies for the healthcare environment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a six month initiative, MakerNurse, to travel the country and talk to nurses in order to learn what technologies and systems nurses use...
By Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2013
Damon Centola When it comes to public health, the conventional wisdom about how best to spread information on social networks might need to be turned on its head, according to a recently published paper by Professor Damon Centola of the MIT Sloan School of Management, entitled "Social Media and the Science of Health Behavior." "If you really want people to change their diet, their health, their...
By Jonah Comstock 02:16 pm March 18, 2013
Fujitsu announced the development of a technology, to be presented soon at the 2013 General Conference of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers in Gifu, Japan, that detects a person's pulse using a smartphone or PC's built-in camera. The announcement generated a lot of buzz in technology publications. If this sounds familiar to MobiHealthNews readers, it's because...
By Chris Gullo 11:33 am September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far: First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...
By Neil Versel 03:57 pm May 25, 2011
In hopes of pushing R&D in mobile and wireless healthcare and other medical devices, and to commercialize promising concepts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming with two industry heavyweights to create Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) on the school's Cambridge, Mass., campus. "We want to be able to do research that goes out in the real world and has...
By Brian Dolan 07:14 am June 28, 2010
Bayer's new hemophilia A app: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals today launched FactorTrack, the first customizable mobile application for people with hemophilia A. FactorTrack is a free, personal and interactive mobile application that helps make it easier to track and record hemophilia factor VIII infusions. More CardioNet disappointed in CMS again: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
By Brian Dolan 06:26 am June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...