Tag: Public Health

Improving Healthcare Efficiency with Incentives: Interview with Ben Kraus, CEO of Stellar Health

Doctors are a busy bunch! From an endless stream of patients to frequent team meetings, from piles of paperwork to hours in the operating or emergency room – the list goes on. In a drastically slow and often back-logged healthcare system, physicians often feel the need and responsibility to get through as many patients as […]

Kepler Vision Technologies Monitors Elderly at Home: CES 2019

An extra set of eyes can be important in manufacturing, air traffic control, medicine, and just about any other field. The elderly living alone at home can also benefit from someone maintaining an eye on them, while keeping their lives private. Enter cameras, computer vision, pattern recognition, and other powerful technologies, and you can have [& (Read more...)

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Accelerator at CES 2019

Dassault Systèmes is a major French manufacturer of all sorts of clinical equipment and technologies, and the company is always looking for new product ideas and ways that can improve medical care. Recently, the firm launched its 3DEXPERIENCE Lab initiative, which is an accelerator program for startups across the world that are looking for h (Read more...)

Stanley Black & Decker Getting Into Healthcare: CES 2019

TThe names Black & Decker and Stanley conjure thoughts of sawing wood planks, drilling holes, as well as mixing up dough for your secret bread recipe. They certainly don’t make one think of medical devices. But the joined company, called Stanley Black & Decker, now has a division called STANLEY Healthcare that already has a (Read more...)

Smartphone App Detects Opioid Overdose

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a smartphone app that can detect if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose. The app uses sonar to monitor the breathing rate of a user, which it can do from up to three feet away, to assess if someone is experiencing an overdose. So far, the technology […]

Near Infrared Food Shelf Life Scanner

Spoiled food is a global problem and people end up sick all the time. Modern methods of detecting spoiled food include smelling it, looking for moldy spots, and arguing with your spouse whether a given item is ready to be thrown in the trash. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation […]

Using Blockchain for More Efficient Healthcare Economy: Interview with Digipharm Founder, Ahmed Abdalla

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the U.S. healthcare system has many, many inefficiencies. Some have gone so far as to claim that U.S. healthcare is flat-out broken. While that may be over-dramatization for political purposes, many of the arguments presented are entirely valid. With recent modifications to U.S. legislature, th (Read more...)

Tiny Wearable UV Sensor Can Help to Optimize Phototherapy

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a “virtually indestructible” solar-powered UV sensor. Described as the world’s smallest wearable, the battery-free device is thinner than a credit card and smaller than an M&M candy, but can warn people about UV over-exposure and help clinicians to optimize dosing during li (Read more...)

Tiny Wearable UV Sensor Can Help to Optimize Phototherapy

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a “virtually indestructible” solar-powered UV sensor. Described as the world’s smallest wearable, the battery-free device is thinner than a credit card and smaller than an M&M candy, but can warn people about UV over-exposure and help clinicians to optimize dosing during li (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...)

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...)

Philips Releases 2018 Future Health Index Report

As of last week, all three parts of this year’s Future Health Index (FHI) by Philips are now available. Started two years ago, the FHI has previously measured perceptions of how healthcare is experienced from the points of view of both patients and providers in different countries (2016) and compared these perceptions to the reality [… (Read more...)

Philips Releases 2018 Future Health Index Report

As of last week, all three parts of this year’s Future Health Index (FHI) by Philips are now available. Started two years ago, the FHI has previously measured perceptions of how healthcare is experienced from the points of view of both patients and providers in different countries (2016) and compared these perceptions to the reality [… (Read more...)

Philips Releases 2018 Future Health Index Report

As of last week, all three parts of this year’s Future Health Index (FHI) by Philips are now available. Started two years ago, the FHI has previously measured perceptions of how healthcare is experienced from the points of view of both patients and providers in different countries (2016) and compared these perceptions to the reality [… (Read more...)