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How VR is helping kids in hospitals overcome their fears

<b>Doctors have started using virtual reality to help kids overcome their fear of MRI scanners in hospitals.</b><p>These are massive tubes which use powerful magnets and radio waves to produce a images of inside the body.<p>Doctors use these images to find out if a person has any problems in their bones, blood …

Small Spaces

Spark gives genomic data analysis applications a big data charge

Scientific researchers need robust big data architectures to solve the challenges of mining and analyzing genomic data, and some say the Apache Spark …

SEO

Spark gets faster for streaming analytics

Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads<p>Despite …

Big Data

Munich Startup Triples As It Takes Share From IBM, Accenture In $15 Billion Market

Can artificial intelligence do the work of high-powered consultants?<p>A Munich-based startup founded by a math major is doing just that. His fast-growing software startup offers companies like 3M, Cisco, and General Electric better results at a fraction of the cost — and he’s grabbing market share in …

Startups

Study: Two-thirds of hospitals bulk up staff to boost clinician EHR adoption

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations have increased staff to boost EHR adoption, according to a study by Nuance Communications and HIMSS Analytics …

Digital Health

Unicorn Investors: The Top 5 Firms With the Best Record

For entrepreneurs, especially those with a focus on mobile-first, looking to get funding, here are the top investors to keep an eye on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unicorn. Few words are as celebrated in the tech world -- and few, as hated.<p>Coined in 2013 by Aileen …

Venture Capital

A glimpse into the dystopian future of technology-centered parenting

Our children are turning into cyborgs. Well, sort of.<p>As a futurist, I predict that it won’t be long before nearly all children will wear a small device that blinks and chirps on their wrist. Behind its screen sits not only their health data, but also the cumulative data from several hundred million …

Parenting

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

Medical Technology

Driving Digital Health Innovations With Moonshot-Based Thinking

<i>Brian Kalis, Managing Director of Accenture Health, discusses the digital landscape around innovation, venture and startups, what solutions he feels</i> …

Digital Health

Touch Surgery brings surgery training to augmented reality

Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. At CES, it announces support for a new type of deeply immersive surgery training — and …

Augmented Reality

Assistive tech aids the blind, elderly, and wheelchair bound

Father-to-be uses VR to ‘meet’ his daughter before she’s born

Of all the potential use-cases for VR, Samuli Cantell has arguably come up with the most unusual after persuading his pregnant girlfriend to undergo 4D ultrasound scanning of their unborn child in order to generate a 3D model that could be viewed in VR.<p>Why did he want to do such a thing? Mostly, …

Virtual Reality

Infographic: Virtual Training Is Becoming a Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are expected to revolutionize the way people work, communicate and consume web content. …

Augmented Reality

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg shows off prototype Oculus gloves for typing and shooting webs in VR

"We're working on new ways to bring your hands in virtual and augmented reality," Zuckerberg said.<p>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has shared …

Paris is closing in on London as Europe’s startup capital

French startup investments between Q2 and Q3 2016 rose by over 200% to $857 million in deal flow, according to the report.<p>French investment deal values trailed UK by just $62 million in the third quarter of 2016.<p>All 65 investments in French companies in Q3 were concentrated on Paris-based companies.<p>…

Venture Capital

10 data-driven insights about European tech

Earlier this week, Dealroom released its annual venture capital report (free download), alongside trusted media partner Tech.eu. The report is packed …

Let’s make Series A terms more logical by moving to object-oriented capital

Gil Penchina Contributor<p>Gil Penchina is a partner at IDG Ventures and Flight.vc.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>SEC shows support for ICOs that are not obviously securities<p>Seed terms have gotten much better, but I still find Series A (and beyond) term sheets frustrating. I think we can change the …

Venture Capital

FLYR raised $8 million to change the way we buy plane tickets

Travel tech startup FLYR raised $8 million in Series A funding for technology that predicts the price of airfare by applying artificial intelligence to a database of both open industry data and a proprietary collection of years of past prices and fluctuations.<p>The funding round was led by a Peter …

Venture Capital

Everything you need to know about corporate venture capital in Europe

Corporate venture capital (CVC) is an investment by a corporate (fund) into external startups in order to make a financial return or to gain a competitive advantage. CVC is a polarizing subject and opinions are divided. Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures believes that it’s evil and corporates …