August 10, 2015
A European consortium of 11 research institutions, called Semeoticons, has developed a health-sensing mirror called Wize Mirror, which evaluates of facial signs related to cardiovascular and metabolic risk, and encourages users, based on this data, to reduce their health risk through lifestyle improvements, according to Histalk.
A paper about the Wize Mirror was published in Biosystems and...
October 28, 2009
At the TEDMED event here in San Diego this week, personal genomics company 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki announced that the company now had more than 30,000 "active" genomes in its database and that it would soon launch a "Relative Finder" service for its users.
As part of the new service, users can explore connections to other users of the site to determine how related they are to each other...
October 20, 2009
A recent Brookings Institute report that we pointed to last week has drummed up a lot of response from the political commentary crowd: Joe Rothstein, editor of EIN News, penned an editorial in U.S. Politics Today this week that picked up where Brookings Institute's Darrell West left off:
"Physicians and patients are going to have to learn how to migrate into the new medical world. That may not be...
June 5, 2009
We have heard the West Wireless Health Institute's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Topol referred to as a "poster child" for wireless health and he's also an easy contender for most influential thought leader in the emerging industry, but last month when we heard he'd be appearing in GQ magazine, it was the first time we heard him referred to as a "rock star."
GQ highlighted Dr. Topol and just a...
April 1, 2009
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a meeting in San Diego yesterday that aimed to map future funding and research opportunities for personalized health, including preventive, genomic-research based medicine and wireless monitoring applications and services. The session included representatives from Intel, Google, Qualcomm and Cisco Systems.
Stanford professor of...