July 9, 2013
Galvanic, a Dublin-based startup, has created a Bluetooth-enabled galvanic skin response sensor that's also a game controller. The product, called the PIP sensor, is designed to help users learn to reduce their own stress through gamified biofeedback. The company is currently crowdfunding the device through Kickstarter.
UPDATE: Galvanic made their $100,000 funding goal, with 15 hours left in...
June 21, 2012
I fly a lot, and I've long been a bit perturbed when people around me – usually young adults who are attached to their smartphones – don't fully turn off their electronic devices, per federal law, when the crew instructs them to just before departure. Why should they be able to sneak in a last few texts or make another call while we're taxiing to the runway when the majority of us are playing by...
March 26, 2012
BodyMedia has raised more than $2.7 million in a recent round of funding that it hopes will soon hit $10 million, according to an SEC filing that MedCity News spotted. The company stated that the first equity sales occurred on March 13, 2012. So far the round of funding has included participation from four investors, according to the regulatory document.
BodyMedia's last round of funding,...
February 6, 2012
For a number of years now NASA Ames scientist Jing Li has been hard at work developing what Gizmodo recently called the "greatest phone accessory of all time." The tech publication had an exclusive look Li's gadget, a postage-sized chip with 32 nanosensor bars, each made up of a different nano-structure material that can respond to different chemicals in different ways. The chip requires about 5...
October 25, 2011
Real-time patient monitoring startup Isansys Lifecare, a UK-based company founded by a former CEO of Toumaz, announced this week the opening of Isansys Lifecare Systems, an India-based venture that aims to capitalize on that country's emerging healthcare industry. The Bangalore-based company officially formed this past July.
Isansys offers the Lifecare Platform, a web-based vital sign monitoring...
January 19, 2011
By Neil Versel
It’s time for a reality check in mobile and wireless home health, specifically in the area of body sensors. And this bit of buzzkill comes from someone at the forefront of the field, namely Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare System in Boston.
“Most of the time, I write from the perspective of a technology vision that includes...
November 10, 2010
Within the next 18 months, Novartis plans to seek regulatory approval for Proteus Biomedical's microchipped pills, which tracks medication adherence by time-stamping the patients ingestion of medications. Novartis global head of development Trevor Mundel told attendees at the recent Reuters Health Summit in New York that it will submit the smart pill system for regulatory approval in Europe...
November 2, 2009
One of the key enabling technologies for the wireless health market is wireless sensors -- BandAid-like, peel-and-stick biometric sensors that also include low-power, short range wireless radios. Similar sensors may be implantable or embedded in our sneakers like Nike+. Examples of the peel-and-stick variety include the calorie tracking sensor that Philometron is developing, the EEG sensor from...