Tag: Public Health

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...)

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...)

myLAB Box STI at-home Test Kits. Interview with Lora Ivanova, Co-Founder and CEO at myLAB Box

myLAB Box, a healthcare company based in California, has developed and pioneered an at-home sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing service. With the number of STDs rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 million new STDs occur annually in the US, and half of these are in people aged 15 to […]

Philips and Augusta University Partner to Improve Patient Care: Interview with Philips CMO

A few months ago, we heard about how Philips and Augusta University Health are working together in a long-term partnership for the co-development of clinical solutions such as a hybrid operating room. To learn more about the partnership as well as the unique, hybrid operating room into which multiple technologies and procedures have been combined,& (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...)