Stanford University

By Jonah Comstock 08:29 am March 17, 2014
Researchers at Stanford University have developed two new low-cost iPhone adapters for optical photography. In two papers recently published in the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, first spotted by Medgadget, the researchers suggest that existing smartphone-connected ophthalmoscopes, like Welch Allyn's iExaminer are still larger and more complicated than necessary, especially for...
By Aditi Pai 04:54 am February 19, 2014
Medwhat, maker of a health question and answer app, has raised $560,000 in seed funding from Stanford University, Stanford Hospital, Startcaps Ventures and a couple of angel investors. Medwhat recently graduated from Stanford's StartX accelerator program. CEO and Founder Arturo Devesa told MobiHealthNews in an email that his experience in the accelerator program helped him build contacts in the...
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....
By Jonah Comstock 06:14 am October 25, 2013
Patient engagement was a major theme of the Partners Connected Health Symposium, and that theme came to a head Thursday with a talk from Epic President Carl Dvorak, who contends that for electronic health records like Epic, engagement with the patients is "the last mile," the home stretch EHR vendors are currently embarking on. Everything Epic does to innovate, Dvorak said, he assumes will soon...
By Jonah Comstock 05:29 am October 8, 2013
Basis Science, maker of the wristworn tracker Basis Band, has raised $12 million, an extension of the company's $11.5 million round earlier this year, according to the company. New investors to the company this round were Intel Capital, iNovia Capital, Dolby Family Trust, Stanford University and Peninsula-KCG. Existing investors Mayfield Fund, DCM and Norwest Venture Partners, also contributed to...
By Brian Dolan 02:44 am September 4, 2012
"A team of engineers at Stanford has shown that, contrary to earlier models, high-frequency wireless power transmission to a device in the human body is possible. These images show power delivery to the human heart from a 200MHz low-frequency transmitter (left) and a 1.7GHz high-frequency transmitter (right). Red indicates greatest power; blue is least. Note focusing of power on the heart in the...
By Brian Dolan 05:01 pm February 27, 2012
Tiny medical devices that swim through the blood stream are closer to reality, thanks to research coming out of Stanford University last week. Electrical engineer and Stanford assistant professor Ada Poon demonstrated a tiny, wireless powered, self propelled medical device capable of controlled motion through blood, which the school believes could lead to the era of "swallow the surgeon" medical...
By Brian Dolan 01:25 am May 27, 2010
This week concludes another trip out to California -- this time for the incredibly worth-while Mobile Health 2010 event produced by Stanford University's Persuasion Lab and hosted by behavior change guru BJ Fogg. The two-day, single-track sessions focused mostly on research findings and practical strategies for leveraging existing mobile technology to bring about behavior change and healthier...
By Brian Dolan 04:36 am March 10, 2010
UK carrier O2 has formed a mobile healthcare division: UK's mobile carrier O2 has appointed Keith Nurcombe, previously an executive at GlaxoSmithKline, to lead its new mobile healthcare division. More Mobile phones newest tool to battle AIDS: "I don't think in any of our African countries we will be able to wait [for health professionals], or ... have enough of those people," said Michel Sidibe,...