Tag: Exclusive

How to Create the Impossible: Interview With XPRIZE Runner-Up Team Dynamical Biomarkers Group

For the past five years, Taiwan-based Dynamical Biomarkers Group has been developing a prototype device which pairs diagnostic algorithms with analytical methodology in a user-friendly device, all controlled through a smartphone. For their efforts, they were selected as the second-place finalist of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and received $1 (Read more...)

S+, Setting a New Standard in Consumer and Clinical Sleep Technology: Interview with Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs

Launched a little under four months ago, the S+ platform is the newest technology disrupting the $60B consumer sleep industry. Developed by SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, a 25-year leader in prescription sleep medical devices, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Pegasus Capital Advisors, the S+ is a clinical grade, non-prescription, non-contact sl (Read more...)

Review: OTO-TIP Wax Remover by Clear Ear

We recently had the chance to review OTO-TIP by Clear Ear, founded by Lily Truong and Vandana Jain, MD out of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship. The concept was developed to address a simple problem that is the leading cause of hearing loss: ear wax. The OTO-TIP extracts ear wax with a soft silicone screw tip that […]

Update from London Global Forum on Life Science Innovation

The two-day Global Forum on Life Science Innovation came to London last week, bringing together participants from industry, academia, and advocacy charities. The program’s speakers included a number of Directors of Research who set out the pressing global issues facing the life sciences sector and showcased some exciting new innovations for c (Read more...)

Interview: International Trachoma Initiative and Pfizer On Par To Eliminate and Eradicate Trachoma-caused Blindness

Thanks to advances in science and technology, the world is now on the cusp of eliminating several debilitating diseases that affect the world’s most disadvantaged populations. Many experts who have dedicated their careers to ending trachoma recently attended an international summit in Geneva (April 19-22, 2017) to discuss the progress to date (Read more...)

Tricorders For Everyone! Dr. Basil Harris Shares What’s Next for the Prize-Winning DxtER Tricorder (INTERVIEW)

Seeing the wide smile on Dr. Basil Harris as he demonstrated his XPRIZE winning “DxtER” device last Friday at the Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California, it seemed almost natural that he and his team would win a five-year competition named after one of science fiction’s most iconic gadgets. His team was appropriatel (Read more...)

Breast Cancer Detection Using Ultrasound: Interview with Dr. Georgia Giakoumis Spear, NorthShore University Health System

Detecting breast cancer is of vital importance in terms of treating it early and effectively. Mammography is the gold standard in routinely screening women for breast cancer. However, in a subset of women with dense breast tissue, mammography doesn’t work as well as one would hope. In fact, it can miss up to a third […]

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Interview: Medstro Pioneers Online Platform Accelerating Healthcare Innovation and Collaboration

Medstro, an online community site for physicians, medical students, and healthcare innovators recently announced passing the milestone of 100,000 registered users – less than three years since it was founded by CEO, Dr. Jennifer Joe, MD and co-founder and COO, James Ryan. This self-funded Boston-based startup has grown impressively given its (Read more...)

Minimally Invasive Surgery Congress 2017: A Quick Summary

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Congress is a unique conference gathering experts from orthopedic, colorectal, and urological specialties from across the UK and from further afield in Europe. Attendees of the two-day event (March 7th and 8th) in London included students, academics, clinicians, and representatives of medical device companies. The pac (Read more...)

Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale Review

Koogeek sent us another device from its line of IoT products to review. The Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale comes as one of the lower-costing digital connected scales on the market. It takes eight measurements: weight, body mass index (BMI), fat mass, lean mass, total body water, bone mass, visceral fat, and basal metabolic rate (BMR). It [ (Read more...)

Improving Patient Engagement through Artificial Intelligence: Interview with Gilad Meiri, CEO & Co-Founder of Neura

Successful patient engagement is a hallmark of success in the world of digital health. Thinking beyond the mobile app or wearable technology itself, Neura, a Silicon Valley-based company that was founded in 2013, has created a software platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient engagement for better health outcomes. By (Read more...)

Artificial Intelligence System to Diagnose Skin Cancer: Interview with Stanford Scientist Andre Esteva

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a deep convolutional neural network that can diagnose skin cancer by examining images of skin lesions. Skin cancer is the most common human cancer, and one in five Americans will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. At present, skin cancer is primarily diagnosed through an […]

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