November 27, 2013
The University of California at Los Angeles Wireless Health Institute has teamed up with smart cane startup Isowalk to create a sensor-laden cane that could be used to predict falls or help speed up recovery for injured athletes.
CEO Ron Goldberg began developing the Isowalk cane in 2010, and launched an Indiegogo campaign this past summer. Although the Indiegogo campaign included a paragraph...
August 13, 2012
Ted Rappaport, Founder & Director, NYU Wireless
New York University is the latest institution to open a wireless health research center, though NYU is calling its effort the "first academic research center combining the exploration of advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications."
NYU last week unveiled NYU Wireless, bringing together engineering, computer science and...
August 18, 2011
As MobiHealthNews reported last week, the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing wants to become the "epicenter of wireless health."
That's a lofty goal, considering the other, similar organizations right there in Southern California, including the UCLA Wireless Health Institute right there in Los Angeles, and, down toward San Diego, the West Wireless Health Institute, the...
February 14, 2011
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and recent acquirer of GlowCaps maker Vitality, has made a strategic investment in Toumaz, which is developing low cost, ultra-low power wireless technologies for a number of verticals including medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices. The wireless technology that Toumaz is building is called...
January 13, 2010
The FDA recently approved MediSens Wireless' wireless body monitoring system, which assesses muscle and neuromotor functions in the upper extremities, for its first phase of clinical trials. MediSens' Clinical Movement Assessment System (CMAS) could be used by health care professionals working in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, orthopedics and physical and occupational therapy....
August 5, 2009
UCLA announced today that MediSens Wireless, a wireless healthcare start-up, has obtained an exclusive license from UCLA on patented technology developed by UCLA professor Majid Sarrafzadeh and his team. (Sarrafzadeh is also a founder of MediSense.) MediSens plans to use the real-time wireless monitoring technology to develop body monitoring systems that help diabetic patients with peripheral...
May 22, 2009
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has appointed Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as the new executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, which is not to be confused with the recently established West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. Soon-Shiong's appointment is effective immediately.
Soon-Shiong is the founder and chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive...