Tag: Net News

AI Platform for Cognitive Performance Training

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have utilized an AI platform, dubbed CURATE.AI, to help advance cognitive performance on challenging mental tasks. The system works by identifying an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and curating mental exercises to help them progress most rapidly. The work could have significant imp (Read more...)

Google and Verily Roll Out Automated Eye Screenings in India

Verily, the life sciences research arm of Alphabet, and Google, the original part of the now giant company, are launching in India a screening program to identify people with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The program relies on an automated machine learning algorithm, developed over the past few years by Verily and (Read more...)

Google’s Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier to Make Communications Easier for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf people and others who have trouble hearing are constantly finding themselves in situations in which communicating with other fellow humans is a challenge. Gesturing and writing things down on paper is simple, but slow and frustrating. Google, a part of Alphabet, is hoping to change that with a couple new tools that will be […]

Philips HealthWorks Supports Startups Using AI for Radiology, Ultrasound, and Oncology: Interview

In Philips innovation hubs located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Eindhover, Netherlands, Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China, 19 startups out of 750 applicants are taking part in an intensive, 12-week Philips HealthWorks program to accelerate their innovations. The focus of this program is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare with (Read more...)

Inkrypt and Translo Partner on Blockchain-Based, Secure, Shareable Healthcare Data (Interview)

Last month, two startups out of Harvard Innovation Labs announced a partnership to enable patient-controlled sharing of biomedical data from a decentralized platform. The underlying system is provided by Inkrypt, a privacy-centric decentralized content hosting platform. Inkrypt uses a decentralized storage architecture, blockchain technology, and a (Read more...)

Amazon Comprehend Medical Understands Free-Form Clinical Text

Amazon, not content with disrupting retail, distribution, computing, publishing, grocery shopping, and other spheres of business, is now turning its attention to medicine. It has recently announced the launch of its own brand of consumer medical devices, and has now released a service that can convert unstructured medical data, such as doctor&rsquo (Read more...)

Spire’s Health Tag: CEO Interview and Product Review

Spire, a San Francisco-based company best known for its stress management and activity tracker called Stone, has recently launched their new product, Health Tag. Health Tag is a health-tracking device designed to overcome some of the limitations present in many of today’s wearable devices, such as limited battery life or having to remember to (Read more...)

Nanome Looking for VR Folks to Help Complete Human Biome Map

Molecular scientists these days have tools at their disposal that allow  to do quite incredible things. To use these tools to create new drugs and therapies, they need new ways to visualize and manipulate molecules using computers. Proteins are important subjects of study, as an understanding of their structure and how they fold and work [&hel (Read more...)

Backpack Health’s App for People with Rare Diseases in Developing Countries: Interview with CEO

Backpack Health, a health-tech company based in Boston, has partnered with two organizations specializing in rare diseases, Care Beyond Diagnosis and FYMCA Medical, to bring their mobile and cloud-based health management application to patients with rare diseases living in low-income countries. Rare diseases can be significantly challenging fo (Read more...)

L’Oréal Releases Sun Exposure Monitor Through Apple

L’Oréal, the big skin care company, has just released a tiny device for monitoring skin’s exposure to the sun. Offered through Apple’s online shop and at some of its physical stores, the La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV device doesn’t use any batteries while being able to upload its readings to a paired smart (Read more...)