Stanford University School of Medicine

By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm April 10, 2019
Cognoa, the maker of a machine learning-based app for tracking children’s health and development, announced today that it has exclusively licensed an AI system designed to improve socialization skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Called Superpower Glass, the technology runs on Google Glass and is designed to encourage children’s...
By Dave Muoio 03:06 pm September 11, 2018
A hybrid system combining artificial intelligence with live human specialists was able to more  effective diagnose pneumonia from chest X-rays than a previously validated automatic diagnostic algorithm, according to data presented this week at the 2018 SIIM Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. The study, conducted by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and...
By Heather Mack 05:29 pm May 25, 2017
The proliferation and ever-increasing sophistication of wearable activity trackers makes clear that we have come a long way from analog pedometers and clunky heart rate monitors, but new research suggests those metrics may be the only ones modern wearables can accurately track. Stanford researchers took a hard look at seven different consumer wearables with a group of 60 volunteers, who wore the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:31 pm January 17, 2017
The Stanford University School of Medicine has launched a Center for Digital Health which will help support greater efficacy data for digital health tools by providing Silicon Valley companies with opportunities to develop, test, and implement new tools in collaboration with the university.  “With our biomedical expertise and location in Silicon Valley, Stanford Medicine is uniquely positioned to...
By Heather Mack 03:34 pm January 10, 2017
A new version of MyHeartCounts, one of the original ResearchKit apps, is now available. The app, which was developed by Stanford University and BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, measures activity from any wearable device linked to the Apple Health App and takes each user's cholesterol and blood pressure results to offer a risk assessment for future heart attack or stroke, and the updated...
By Heather Mack 01:46 pm September 23, 2016
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have launched a clinical study using Apple’s ResearchKit to monitor the daily activity of people with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The app, VascTrac, will be using data from the participant’s iPhone to measure how far and long they can walk, which is a key indicator of the level of pain they are experiencing from the circulatory condition...
By Aditi Pai 10:15 am August 11, 2014
Researchers from Harvard and Stanford have published a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) that explores how much public data exists on Facebook about several popular health conditions. The study authors, who are from Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University School of Medicine, first identified the 20 most searched...
By Aditi Pai 08:38 am January 27, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based SleepRate has launched a sleep app, based on sleep analysis algorithms and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) protocols, which were licensed from Stanford University's School of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences. The system is available for $99.99 in SleepRate's online store or on Amazon.com, although only to those in the United States....