February 14, 2020
A sample of low-income patients engaged with Omada Health’s digital diabetes prevention program (DPP), achieved weight loss but no major difference in HbA1c levels after a year of use, according to study data recently highlighted by the company.
The results — published late last year in the CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal and first previewed at a 2018 public health conference — suggest...
November 14, 2018
Virtual care provider Teladoc Health recently highlighted two major collaborations with academic institutions focused on the advancement of telehealth delivery and practices.
The first of these, conducted with Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, launched what the pair consider to be “the industry’s first academic fellowship program in the field of telehealth.” The program, which launched during...
May 16, 2018
A free tool against substance abuse. Northwell Health and the Center on Addiction have jointly launched a health care app specifically designed to guide providers when screening patients for substance use disorder. Called the SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for Health Professionals app, the tool contains a standardized set of questions to ask patients when trying...
March 29, 2018
With artificial intelligence and augmented reality popping up around every corner in healthcare, players in the industry are beginning to reflect on how tech innovation in healthcare works, where it works, and whether these technologies themselves actually work.
At The Economist’s Healthcare Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts this week, experts sat down to talk about the future of healthcare...
August 24, 2016
The University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing is partnering with VSP Global, which provides vision insurance and operates several eye care companies, to launch a study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of the company’s tech-embedded eyewear.
Level, the glasses, will host a bevy of technology within the frames – including a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetomer...
June 8, 2016
While several startups have experimented with virtual doctor and nurse avatars, at the Center for Body Computing (CBC) at USC, researchers are taking the idea one step further. They're creating virtualized versions of actual living, breathing doctors -- starting with CBC Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon herself.
"That’s the virtual me," Saxon said on-stage at BIO 2016 in San Francisco,...
February 10, 2015
The University of Southern California (USC) has launched a new app that takes some cues from Instagram, called Biogram, that allows users to take pictures, but that adds a stamp to the picture noting the user's heart rate.
The pictures can be pushed to Facebook and other social media services. Biogram integrates heart rate data from AliveCor's smartphone ECG. If the user does not have an AliveCor...
October 14, 2009
At the Body Computing Conference last week in Los Angeles, wireless health company Corventis demonstrated a concept iPhone app called Beating Heart, which the company created with the event's organizers. The app is a game that leverages Corventis' wireless "band-aid" sensor to transmit the players heart rate to the iPhone, which then can broadcast the heart rate over Twitter and Facebook or via...
June 18, 2009
Thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, University of Southern California researchers have developed a wireless body area network (BAN) that they plan to leverage to help overweight and obese teenagers adhere to their daily fitness regimens.
The USC team's BAN consists of an accelerometer, heart rate monitor, GPS device and a sensor that measures electrical...