May 5, 2020
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is teaming up with Alevo Technologies on a new at-home diagnostic testing platform. The new tool, called the Alveo b.well, will be built to detect viral disease — which may one day include coronavirus detection. According to a release from the company, the product will include an analyzer, nasal swabs and cartridges for the detection of a virus. Consumers can...
August 5, 2019
Sleep tracking, iOS support comes to Google Fit. Google Fit saw an update on Friday that allows the health tracking app to connect with sleep apps and services, thereby allowing users to monitor their rest within Google’s product. The tool’s iPhone app has also received a boost that brings the run, hike or biking route summaries of the Android version those pairing an iPhone with a Wear OS...
April 12, 2019
The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre in England has started using Osso VR’s technology to help prepare surgeons for complicated procedures, marking the Palo Alto, California-based startup’s move into the European healthcare market.
The centre, based at the Freeman Hospital, part of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, currently provides more than 275 training courses. The trust...
March 14, 2019
Two virtual reality companies focused on surgery, Osso VR and FundamentalVR, announced major partnerships this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Palo Alto, California-based Osso VR announced a partnership with medical device technology company Smith & Nephew. Osso VR will build a custom training module Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System...
February 7, 2019
iQ Group claims to have saliva-based connected non-invasive glucometer. The iQ Group, an Australian consortium of life sciences companies, is developing a smartphone-connected real-time glucose monitoring test that uses saliva, rather than blood. Glucose levels in bodily fluids like saliva, sweat, and tears can serve as a reasonable proxy for blood glucose, but so far the many attempts at making...
July 18, 2018
Multiplayer surgeries. Virtual reality surgical training app maker Osso VR today launched a feature that allows multiple surgeons to train and interact within a single VR space. The new functionality can bring team members together for training regardless of physical location, according to a statement, and comes with the other benefits of collaborative, team-based training over solo instruction...
April 18, 2018
When it comes to innovation challenges, most participants aren't in it for the money, according to a new survey from consultancy group Luminary Labs. The group surveyed 60 prize recipients from 14 challenges run by Luminary Labs. While not all winners surveyed were in the healthcare space, many, including Osso VR, Wellframe and Ginger.io, were, and the sample included challenges sponsored by...
June 22, 2017
Virtual reality has moved from science fiction to marketable consumer product astonishingly quickly, partly because the incorporation of the smartphone into the technology makes it accessible, if not ubiquitous. It’s looking more and more like those who bet that virtual reality is here to stay, and not a flash-in-the-pan trend, made the smart bet.
But what about in healthcare? Could a...
June 14, 2017
Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures.
The company provides software that creates a virtual operating room on VR platforms like Oculus Rift/Touch or the HTC Vive. Practicing surgeries in virtual reality allows surgeons to get in more...