A patient at Houston Methodist Hospital, participates in a smartphone screening test to analyze stroke-like symptoms she's experiencing. Photo credit: Houston Methodist Hospital.
October 26, 2020
Researchers from Penn State University and Houston Methodist Hospital recently outlined their work on a machine learning tool that uses a smartphone camera to quickly gauge facial movements for sign of a stroke.
The tool – which was presented as a virtual poster at this month's International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – relies on computational facial...
November 26, 2019
A new use-of-concept study found that stroke patients given virtual reality therapy were consistent in completing the therapy and preferred a version which let them connect to others.
The study included both a multi-user version, which let participants interact with others remotely, and a single-user version, which they completed on their own. Participants that used a multi-user version of the...
October 28, 2019
The past few days have seen new pivotal trial announcements from two startups eyeing FDA submissions for their digital health offerings.
On Thursday Cognoa unveiled an investigation for its pediatric development monitoring and diagnostic tool. This will be a multi-site, prospective, blinded, active comparator study of the tool, which is intended to support primary care autism diagnoses among...
August 26, 2019
Eggs, milk, remote care. Thanks to a partnership between Texas grocery chain H-E-B and Reliant Immune Diagnostics, consumers seeking a mobile telemedicine consultation can purchase an appointment while stocking up the fridge.
The free-to-download MDBox platform offers symptom-driven video consultations and prescriptions from licensed providers for a flat, upfront fee. Now, patients can visit the...
February 27, 2019
Stroke patients who received in-home rehabilitation therapy from a tablet-based app had similar outcomes to those completing the same treatment with physician guidance, suggesting that the digital treatment could be effective without provider supervision, according to a paper recently published in Frontiers in Neurology.
The study’s 3,686 patients each had post-stroke aphasia affecting their...
November 13, 2018
Switzerland-based MindMaze announced yesterday its acquisition of fellow neuro-rehabilitation tech company Neuro Motor Innovations Corporation (NMI) for an undisclosed sum.
According to the announcement, MindMaze will acquire a perpetual license to NMI’s rehabilitation technology and pick up NMI cofounder Dr. John Krakauer as its now chief medical and chief scientific advisor. Krakauer and...
Franz Bozsak, CEO and cofounder of Sensome, explaining the technology.
June 11, 2018
Paris-based Sensome, a company that makes sensors to identify biological tissues, just landed $5.4 million (4.6 euro) in a funding round led by Kurma Partners. The latest funding is expected to help the startup bring its smart stroke guidewire, the Clotild, to market.
“This financing round will enable us to bring Clotild through clinical testing and to the European market, and to explore the...
May 9, 2018
Patients often have a long and difficult road to recovery following a stroke, but now developers are turning to virtual reality to assist in their therapy.
Rehabilitation research group the Kessler Foundation and immersive interactive technologies company Virtualware are teaming up to develop a VR-based treatment for spatial neglect in stroke patients.
Spacial neglect is a condition that...
February 19, 2018
A connected sensor patch developed by Northwestern University engineers and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a research hospital in Chicago, could allow clinicians to better monitor stroke patients as they recover at home.
The sensor is comprised of stretchable electronic technology that is both comfortable for patients to wear and accurate enough for use during rehabilitation, according to...
February 14, 2018
The FDA announced yesterday that it will permit marketing of Viz.ai’s Contact, a clinical decision support (CDS) tool that analyzes CT results and highlights cases that may have experienced a stroke.
The CDS application was submitted through the agency’s de novo premarket review pathway, and as such creates a new regulatory classification for similar AI-drived platforms to come. The FDA’s...