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...
May 25, 2017
Viz, a San Francisco-based company looking to apply artificial intelligence to medical imaging, has raised $7.5 million in first-round funding. The round includes two tranches -- a $4.7 million round that just closed and a $2.5 million round from last fall. The other $300,000 was reserved for employees to contribute. The funding round was led by DHVC and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt’s...
May 16, 2017
Swiss neurogaming company MindMaze has received FDA clearance for its MindMotion Pro platform, a motion capture system similar to the Microsoft Kinect which can be used in rehabilitation of stroke and traumatic injury patients.
"In the last few years we’ve launched products at the intersection of the brain and VR," MindMaze CEO Tej Tadi told MobiHealthNews. "What we’ve done today very...
April 7, 2017
A forthcoming 28-patient study in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke shows that AiCure's artificial intelligence platform led to a 50 percent improvement in adherence to oral anticoagulants.
In the study, a cohort of 28 ischemic stroke survivors was followed for 12 weeks. Fifteen were assigned to the intervention group that used AiCure's software to monitor their adherence daily, and...
January 12, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio based PatientPoint, which makes engagement platforms and apps for providers and patients, is collaborating with the American Heart Association to provide educational resources on heart health and stroke prevention to doctors and physicians at the point of care.
PatientPoint will act as an extension of the American Heart Association’s informational efforts, leveraging its network...