Pixie Scientific

By Jonah Comstock 04:30 pm May 3, 2017
IBM Watson hosts AI X Prize. With the Tricorder X Prize concluded, the X Prize foundation is tackling another hot topic in healthcare: artificial intelligence. Although the IBM Watson-sponsored $5 million prize allows participants to tackle any problem they want, expect to see a number of entries in healthcare, where AI is currently a hot topic and where IBM Watson has been invested for some time...
By Aditi Pai 10:32 am May 12, 2014
Sway Medical At AARP's Life@50+ event in Boston last week, 10 startups presented products targeted at AARP's 38 million members. The products ranged from a mobile diagnostic testing tool to a system that helps caregivers clock their hours and connect with others in the area. In December 2013, a report sponsored by Startup Health and AARP found that digital health startups that are targeting...
By Aditi Pai 06:00 am February 10, 2014
Researchers Professor Takayasu Sakurai and Professor Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo have developed a flexible, disposable sensor for diapers. The sensor, which can detect moisture, humidity and pressure, is printed on plastic film and will transmit information wirelessly. At some point, the developers expect that their devices could be created through inkjet printing, which would lead...
By Aditi Pai 09:47 am July 9, 2013
As the market for quantified self continues to grow with wearables like smart watches and apps that track diet and exercise, new mobile health technologies are cropping up with embedded sensors that track a baby's health condition. New York-based Pixie Scientific developed urine-tracking Smart Diapers. The diapers have a code on the bottom that will change colors after the baby pees. From there,...