NFL

By Laura Lovett 12:11 pm February 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.  “We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
By Heather Mack 05:27 pm May 2, 2017
Johns Hopkins Medicine has tapped Grand Rounds – a digital health company that performs a number of medical matchmaking services like connecting consumers and employers to match patients with specialist doctors, or facilitating meetings for second opinions – to extend the reach of their remote consultations and access to in-person visits. According to a survey by Grand Rounds, 28 percent of...
By Heather Mack 03:07 pm November 11, 2016
Being the official hospital of an NFL team has its perks. A two-year pilot project using telemedicine to treat concussions will soon begin at Houston Methodist Hospital, delivered through funding from a collaboration with the Houston Texans and GE Healthcare. The project will take place at the hospital’s Concussion Center, and will make telemedicine available to student athletes at 19 rural...
By Aditi Pai 12:47 pm March 28, 2016
Harvard University has partnered with Sage Bionetworks to launch TeamStudy, a ResearchKit app that aims to gather data from former NFL players as well as the general public to study and better understand the impact playing football has on professional athletes. The ResearchKit app launch is a part of Harvard’s Football Players Health Study, which is a series of research initiatives the university...
By Aditi Pai 11:33 am September 4, 2015
Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope, which has developed mobile, non-invasive devices that help medical professionals assess Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), raised $2.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $6.2 million to date. BrainScope currently offers two traumatic brain injury assessment devices. The first, Ahead 100, was cleared in November...
By Neil Versel 02:20 am January 10, 2013
Verizon Communications is offering a top prize of $1 million for the most powerful healthcare innovation using the company's mobile, video and cloud technology. CEO Lowell McAdam announced the availability of the award Wednesday, as part of a $10 million challenge across three industries – also including education and sustainability – during his keynote address at International CES in Las Vegas...