National Institutes of Health

By Jonah Comstock 09:57 am October 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has expanded the $120 million grant it planned to give a consortium led by the Scripps Translational Science Institute. The award, which will be distributed over the next five years, has been expanded to $207 million, though the new funds also come with new responsibilities for the consortium as part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative. “The size...
By Jonah Comstock 02:25 pm May 23, 2016
NeuroCog Trials has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Aging, a part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop its iPad-based screening tool for clinical trials.  Durham, North Carolina-based NeuroCog Trials has created an iPad app version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition (BAC), a standardized test for cognitive impairment. Doing the BAC on a tablet rather...
By Aditi Pai 12:28 pm May 10, 2016
Yale School of Medicine researchers have announced plans to launch a new app, called Hugo, in partnership with Yale New Haven Health System that allows patients to collect health data and participate in studies by sharing that data with researchers. Hugo is a cloud-based personal health platform that aims to help patients collect their medical data from multiple health care system EHRs as well as...
By Aditi Pai 12:05 pm February 25, 2016
This summer, National Institutes of Health (NIH) will launch a Participant Technologies Center to test and maintain connected sensor technologies as part of the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), NIH Director Francis Collins announced today at the Precision Medicine Summit. Vanderbilt University, with help from Verily (formerly known as Google Live Sciences) as advisors, will...
By Aditi Pai 08:55 am December 1, 2015
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a group of researchers from UCLA and USC $6 million to develop technology designed for children that predicts their asthma attacks. Researchers working on this project are a part of NIH's $144 million Pediatric Research Integrating Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS)...
By Jonah Comstock 10:45 am November 17, 2015
Health app maker Azumio has partnered with Stanford University to make deidentified, anonymized data from a cohort of 5 million users available for research purposes. The study will be sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Azumio makes a number of different health tracking apps that track different biometrics including activity, heart rate, sleep, and diet, but the company...
By Aditi Pai 10:45 am October 14, 2015
Lead Researcher Santosh Kumar Just one year into the four-year Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) initiative, research project academics at 11 different universities have undertaken to identify adverse health events and risk factors using mobile sensor data. The group has already been able to build computational models that identify a risk factors for stress as well as ways to identify...
By Aditi Pai 08:38 am October 13, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $10.8 million grant to launch a new initiative, called Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), which will see a team of researchers working to better understand and develop tools that leverage data from health sensors and wearables. The team of researchers will be led by University of Memphis computer scientist Dr. Santosh Kumar. This...
By Jonah Comstock 08:37 am May 1, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has re-issued two grant opportunities from September 2011, to encourage new mobile health app developers to apply for grants. One is a research grant, for projects with some preliminary testing behind them, while the other is an early stage exploratory or developmental grant. Both are aimed at "stimulat[ing] research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools...
By Jonah Comstock 09:38 am April 16, 2014
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies, a company using tablets and wearable sensors for Parkinson's diagnosis and therapy, will use a recent $1.5 million NIH grant to start a move toward direct-to-consumer marketability. This is the latest in a long series of NIH grants for the company since 2005 and brings the company's total grants to $14.2 million. The system, called Kinesia HomeView, is currently...