Patrick Leonard

29 Flips | 6 Magazines | 19 Likes | 4 Following | 8 Followers | @patrickleon2mqd | CTO of iTriage: working on consumer-driven digital health. Painter, skier, mountain biker, dad

Artificial intelligence breakthrough as intuition algorithm beats humans in data test

• <b>Humans may take months to develop predictive algorithms for big-data analysis</b>• <b><br>Data Science Machine would eliminate human intuition but cut time out of</b> …

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Goldman Sachs says a digital healthcare revolution is coming — and it could save America $300 billion

Though this percentage far exceeds that of other developed economies, government projections say it will only continue to rise in the coming years.<p>It is often said that the US desperately needs to reduce healthcare costs — and analysts at Goldman Sachs think a major spending reduction is not far …

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

Last year, <i>ProgrammableWeb</i> published an article covering the rapid rise of computer vision technology and the increasing number of companies …

Tesla is finally building an SUV — and they want it to appeal to women

With the X, Tesla will at last have a car to satisfy the consumer's craving for crossovers and SUVs.<p>The Model S has been a home run for the company — they are selling as many they can build.<p>However, as Tesla marches towards its future as the mass-market manufacturer of Elon Musk's visions, the …

Is the Wearable Health Movement Sustainable?

By 2018, 70 percent of health-care organizations worldwide will invest in consumer-facing technology including apps, wearables, remote monitoring and virtual care.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on</i> …

Health Care

Wearable Sensors - the New Affordable Health Care Option

news Tips Saturday, May 16, 2015<p>In the run-up to President Obama's healthcare reform plan, any time you heard about the major new<br>reforms planned, you …

Your Children Won't Be Able To Live In Space, Without A Major Upgrade

We all dream of journeying (or living) among the stars. But space is a spectacularly awful place for humans, and we’re not suited for life there at …

Singularity

Page Not Found

It's not the end of the world...<p>We just couldn't find the page.<p>1. The page may no longer exist<p>2. The event you are searching for may have passed<p>3. …

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

China Showcases Plans To Become The Leading Space Power

New center, rockets, and navigation satellites<p>While NASA and private corporations such as SpaceX get much of the attention in the US, China is showing off its plans to become the leading space power via recent coverage on state media. A centerpiece project, Beidou 2, began in January 2015. …

The innovators: the app that allows patients to track their illnesses

uMotif can send clinical information in advance to doctors, remind people when to take their medication and even monitor their mood<p>David Bedford suffers from Parkinson’s disease and can sometimes forget to take one of the five different pills he needs to keep the condition in check. Worse, when he …

Man behind Darpa's robotics challenge: robots will soon learn from each other

Gill Pratt is set to leave the wing of the US defense department that develops cutting-edge technologies but lets us in on what’s next for the venerated agency<p>Gill Pratt invented legs. Well, sort of: the MIT-educated scientist invented electric series-elastic actuators, the technology that carried …

WATCH: NASA Finds Impact Glass On Mars That May Hold Evidence Of Past Life

NASA's Mars orbiter has found glass in some of the oldest craters on the planet. These locations are known to produce great amounts of information …

Apple iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: What's The Difference?

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

Creative people are more likely to suffer from mental illness, study claims

Painters, musicians, writers and dancers are 25 per cent more likely to carry the gene variants than their non-creative peers, new research suggests<p>Creative people are genetically more likely to suffer from mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, a study suggests.<p>Painters, …

Healthcare too costly? Don't fear telling your doctor

Despite high medical costs topping Americans' list of financial concerns, many of us have a hard time telling our doctors that the care they're prescribing may break the bank.<p>As part of a recent awareness campaign called "I Wish My Doctor Knew," the online health social network Inspire asked …

Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

<i>Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly</i> …

Software Glitch Pauses LightSail Test Mission

The Planetary Society’s LightSail test mission has been paused while engineers wait out a suspected software glitch that has silenced the solar …

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Insights from digital health’s most active investors

Last Friday we co-hosted the third annual Digital Health Investor Summit with Fenwick and West to a packed audience of investors specifically …

Wearables are sexy, but the smart money in health startups is elsewhere

The world of digital health is exploding. Hundreds of new startups have sprung up, and the venture capital to support them is growing rapidly. And it has outdone growth (slide 5) in venture funding in general, as well in the biotech, software, or the medical devices industries.<p>In 2014, digital …

Digital Health

This Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

Ocumetics Technology Corp claims to have developed a painless eight-minute procedure that would give you vision that is supposedly three times better …

INterview with Mike Biselli, Community Builder and Digital Health Entrepreneur

Tuesday May 19, 2015 1 comments <b>Tags:</b> Mike Biselli, Catalyst, Prime Health, 10.10.10, Tom Higley<p>Mike Biselli is a Denver-based community builder, …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …