September 19, 2017
Yokneam, Israel-based Augmedics, a company building augmented reality glasses for surgeons, has raised $8.3 million in new funding. AO Invest, the investment arm of surgeon-led nonprofit the AO Foundation, co-led the round with the Israeli Innovation Authority. Other contributions came from Terra Venture Partners and additional undisclosed investors.
Not to be confused with fellow AR-focused...
July 27, 2016
Akron, Ohio-based Intellirod Spine, a sensor-enabled spine implant company, has raised more than $1 million in a round led by new and existing investors, including Queen City Angel First Fund V and JumpStart. Previous investors include the Kentucky Seed Capital Fund and the City of Akron, Ohio.
Intellirod Spine is developing wireless sensors that will measure the strain being put on implanted...
February 3, 2015
Researchers from Northwestern University have launched a study that will analyze how monitoring the physical activity of patients who underwent spine surgery, using Fitbit activity trackers, could help them predict the patient's recovery time.
Mayo Clinic published results of a similar study that used Fitbit devices to track recovery time of cardiac patients back in 2013.
Northwestern is ...