Mark Bergin

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Researchers build pattern-recognition model that acts like a human

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares / MIT<p>A trio of MIT researchers has developed a machine learning model that might help humans make …

Insurance provider Oscar will reward you if you hit your step goal

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Juhan Sonin/Flickr Creative Commons<p>Oscar, a health insurance provider based in New York, plans to offer every single …

Why So Many New Tech Companies Are Getting into Health Care

A flood of new health care IT companies has been pouring into the U.S. health care market. The cause of this torrent: the recognition that as market and regulatory forces alter incentives in health care, IT companies will play a powerful role in combating the overemployment and declining …

5 digital health trends you'll see in 2015 - CNN.com

<b>(Mashable)</b> -- 2014 has been a huge year for health tech. According to digital health incubator StartUp Health, digital health funding in the first three quarters of 2014 has already surpassed $5 billion, close to double what was invested in all of 2013 ($2.8 billion).<p>"Digital health funding for the …

Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

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41 percent of caregivers use some digital health device to provide care

Digital health may be a compelling market, especially the use of digital devices by caregivers looking after some of the seniors that will make up 42 …

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …

Wearable Tech

7 best iPhone health apps for iOS 8

With the arrival of iOS 8, health is suddenly a big focus for Apple. So much so that the iPhone maker has made a dedicated Health app.<p>This official …

For “connected health,” stage is set for global collaborations

A new European Commission-funded initiative aims to prevent falls by disseminating best practices and patient education.<p>An organization of …

Hospitals are learning how to share and it's saving them millions

U.S. health care costs currently exceed 18% of the nation’s $16.8 trillion annual economic output–and are only continuing to grow. At the same time, …

Doctor on Demand wants you to skip the ER visit for a video chat on your phone

Nobody plans to get sick, but nabbing a doctor’s appointment on short notice is nearly impossible. Many people end up languishing in the Emergency …

Physiology

Can A Mobile Health App Reduce Eye Age by 8.6 Years?

Can a mobile health app improve your eye vision? Various studies in neuroscience and advances in mobile technology healthcare seem to show that it is …

Mobile startup Totally Pregnant plots expansion after trial in Israel

Totali Inc., a mobile health startup based in Houston, is setting its sites on soon-to-be new mothers with its app, Totally Pregnant, which it says …

Integrated home system helps you keep monitored tabs on your elderly loved ones

CES 2015: Connected Hardware Keeping Elderly in Touch with Family and Caregivers<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your …

Why Can’t someone Give Me the Perfect Managed Personal Health Record (mPHR)? | THCB

I’m not as scared of dying as I am of growing old, Ben Harper, Glory and Consequence<p>Whether we admit it or not, most of us are afraid of growing old. …

FDA clarifies the line between wellness and regulated medical devices

As promised in its FDASIA report, the FDA has <b>published a draft guidance document</b> that aims to help those creating wellness devices and apps to better …

Temporary tattoo could let diabetics monitor glucose levels without jabbing themselves

Finger-prick blood tests are currently an unpleasant necessity for diabetics. Perhaps before too long, however, the blood glucose information …

Dexcom CES showcase debuts the Meal Memory iPhone app for Diabetes

Not content just showcasing their own future innovations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), diabetes device manufacturer Dexcom invited …

30 minutes with Healbe's GoBe, the 'automatic' calorie tracker few believe can work

Nothing we know about the limits of science and technology tells us that a simple sensor-packed wristband can tell us how many calories we've …

Kenzen

Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge (#WHPC15)

Judges<p>CMIO for Health Innovation & Integration at BWH, Program Director for Partners Clinical Informatics & Innovation Fellowship<p>CMIO for Health …

Microsoft shows off smart scarf prototype, updates Band

Microsoft is increasingly moving into the world of wearables, both through conceptual moonshots like the smart scarf recently presented by Microsoft …

Scientists say tweets predict heart disease and community health

Image copyright Psychological Science / UPenn.University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that the words people use on Twitter can help predict …

Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Dr. Paul Abramson is no technophobe. He works at a hydraulic standing desk made in Denmark and his stethoscope boasts a data screen. "I'm an engineer and I'm in health care," he says. "I like gadgets." Still, the proliferation of gadgets that collect health data are giving him pause.<p>Abramson is a …

5 trends that will redefine your healthcare experience in 2015

Technology has revolutionized many aspects of our lives (there seems to be an app for almost everything these days), but our modern healthcare system …

Samsung prototypes brainwave-reading wearable stroke detector

A group of Samsung engineers have come up with a plan to harness the power of your phone or tablet to warn you of an impending stroke. By monitoring your brainwaves the system would detect the early signs of a stroke, and could one day be built into your glasses to keep you safe all the time.<p>A …

Brainwaves

Future of healthcare: Sensors will lead to highly personalized care

The future of health looks a lot like the fitness tracker you might already wear on your wrist or your waistband.<p>But instead of just keeping tabs on your activity level, high-tech sensors embedded throughout your home, your car and maybe even under your skin will keep tabs on your every waking …

Wearable tech could more accurately predict falls, assess MS disease state

A Dublin, Ireland-based company, <b>Kinesis</b>, has found that its QTUG system, which uses app-connected wearable sensors to assess fall risk, could be …

4-Year-Old Australian Boy Receives World’s First Artificial Pancreas

In 2013 alone, over 79,000 children around the globe were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: an autoimmune disorder that affects the amount of insulin …