The Ohio State University

By Jonah Comstock May 11, 2018
A new approach to smart textiles could lead to a host of new use cases and a level of durability that might make the technology much more attractive to adopt.  A team led by John Volakis, director of the ElectroScience Laboratory at The Ohio State University, and Professor Asimina Kiourti is investigating a technology that uses machine embroidery to sew electronics, including circuits and...
By Jeff Lagasse July 31, 2017
Doctors at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital are testing a high-tech vest which measures fluid inside the lungs from outside a person’s clothing. It could potentially be a new way to prevent repeated trips to the hospital for the nearly six million Americans living with heart failure.   The SensiVest, created by Sensible Medical, uses radar technology that was first used by...
By Aditi Pai October 28, 2014
Bellevue, Washington-based employee engagement platform Limeade raised $25 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT Partners. This brings the company's total funding to $34 million. Limeade will use the funds to expand its platform and launch new products in the employee wellness space. In the past two years, Limeade's staff size has grown 300 percent to keep up with its revenue growth, the company ...
By Jonah Comstock April 21, 2014
The Smart Bra concept from First Warning's 2012 YouTube video. First Warning Systems, the Reno, Nevada-based company that's working on wearable sensors for early detection of breast cancer, has raised $560,000, according to CEO Rob Royea. Steven Welch, a private investor and former COO of BP (not to be confused with DreamIt Health founder Steve Welch) led the round with a $300,000 contribution...
By Jonah Comstock March 25, 2013
Attendees at Mad*Pow's Healthcare Experience Design (HXD) 2013 conference in Boston got one freebie that wasn't in the gift bag: an extra seven-and-a-half minutes of their life. At least, that's according to SuperBetter founder Jane McGonigal, who took attendees through a demo of the SuperBetter game in her morning keynote. SuperBetter, a Rock Health startup that's received a fair amount of media...