Tag: Net News

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...)

Demystifying Blockchain Technology in Healthcare: Interview with Nicholson Center CTO Dr. Roger Smith

Continuing our series of conversations with healthcare thought leaders about the burgeoning world of blockchain technologies, Medgadget spoke with Chief Technology Officer of the Nicholson Center, Dr. Roger Smith. The Nicholson Center is a medical research and training center founded in 2001, which operates within the Florida Hospital network. (Read more...)

dayzz, An Evidence-Based, Personalized Sleep Training App for Employers, Interview with CEO Amir Inditzky

In addition to fatigue, high blood pressure, and weight gain experienced by individuals with chronically poor sleep, productivity and performance in the workplace are also known to suffer. Sleep deprivation, for example, can cost employers up to six lost working days and $2,762 in financial impact annually per employee. Today, the American Academy (Read more...)

Apple Unveils New Watch with ECG Built-In

Apple just unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 4, and it has one impressive new medical feature: a built-in single-lead ECG (electrocardiograph). The FDA has cleared it as a medical device, according to Apple, and we assume the clearance is for detecting certain cardiac arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation. Previously, t (Read more...)

Chatbots in Healthcare: Interview with John Fitzpatrick, VP of Media and Engagement at precisioneffect

Chatbots are increasingly common and a variety of websites use these automated chat systems to field user questions and provide direction and information. With advances in AI, chatbot interactions are becoming more sophisticated and have the potential to provide useful and meaningful engagement with a target audience. The technology has the advanta (Read more...)

G-Med, An International Social Platform for Physicians: Interview with CEO Ilan Ben Ezri

Scientific researchers commonly collaborate beyond their specific institutions, and sometimes even their field, with peers around the world studying related subjects and solving adjacent challenges. Physicians, on the other hand, are typically limited to their immediate practice or physician colleagues for input on complex cases or insights into ch (Read more...)