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November 4, 2019
Mars — it’s the subject of countless science fiction novels and has long been a fascination amongst us earthlings. Today NASA is setting its sights on making a human Mars landing a reality within the next two decades. Located on average 140 million miles away from Earth, distance is just one obstacle in sending humans to the red planet.
Maintaining the health of the astronauts venturing to Mars...
March 26, 2019
With constant interruptions and vital checks, getting a good night of sleep in the hospital can be a challenge for patients.
But a recent EarlySense study conducted at the University of Chicago found that using the company’s contact-free remote monitoring system as an alternative to waking patients up for vital check throughout the night led to better sleep and satisfaction for patients.
December 11, 2018
Myia Labs, maker of a platform that applies AI health monitoring to consumer wearables, has raised $6.75 million in seed funding. BootstrapLabs and Zetta Venture Partners led the round, with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and The Boston Consulting Group also participating.
Myia’s tech outfits Apple Watches, Fitbits and other devices with monitoring capabilities designed for patients...
April 9, 2018
Helsinki, Finland-based Kaiku Health, which offers digital patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services designed for several medical specialties, has announced $5.4 million (4.4 million euros) in Series A financing. The round was led by Debiopharm Innovation Fund SA and Tesi, with additional participation from new investor Prodeko Ventures and returning supporters Reaktor Ventures,...
June 12, 2017
Israel and Palo Alto-based Art Medical, developers of smart intubation devices for use in intensive care, has raised $20 million in a round led by Advanced Medical Technologies.
The funding comes at the same time as the company’s official transition out of stealth mode. Founded in 2009, Art Medical previously raised $7 million from a combination of funding from the Israel Innovation Authority and...
February 28, 2017
The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019, the study found. The healthcare industry is the third most advanced in...
August 20, 2013
Researchers in Australia presented findings this month on the accuracy and benefits of the mobile health device developed by Khosla Ventures-backed US company AliveCor. The iPhone-enabled AliveCor Heart Monitor, formerly called the iPhone ECG, captures ECG from a special case that fits the patient or physician's smartphone. While the device's inventor American cardiologist Dr. Dave Albert is well...