Ryan Pecinovsky

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Samsung's health ambitions go way beyond wearables

Samsung is probably not the first company that comes to mind when you think of healthcare.<p>Seeing the electronics giant release an experimental …

9 Steps To New Year’s Resolutions That Last Longer Than New Year’s Day

<b>Hold on a second. Let’s not join the lemmings who screw this up every year.</b><p>There is a ton of science on this subject so if we want to do New Year’s …

Hit the pavement with runScribe for detailed biomechanic data to improve your stride

As a lifelong runner, one of my biggest challenges is staying healthy. Wearing the wrong shoes for my particular type of stride, for example, can …

Arcus Motion Analyzer Ring Provides You with Real Time Feedback of Your Performance

Arcus Motion has released a crowdfunding campaign for their latest creation: <b>Arcus Motion Analyzer Ring</b>. It’s a wearable technology in form of a ring …

Remote-controlled contraceptive microchip could launch by 2018

Fighting over the remote control could soon end up in more than just a channel-hopping battle, if researchers at MIT have their way. In the Bill Gates-funded quest for the next form of contraception, a Massachusetts startup has come up with a small remote-controlled chip, like a digital wifi …

Simband: Samsung's vision for wearable health devices

Samsung has provided its vision for the future of wearable health devices by unveiling a hardware reference design called Simband. This fitness …

Wearable Tech

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

Microsoft teaches robots how to deal with groups and draw from memory

Us humans are good at predicting how people will behave, particularly in groups, but artificial intelligence routines still have trouble dealing with much more than controlled, one-on-one discussions. They'll be far more flexible if Microsoft's Situated Interaction project pays off, though. The …

Wellframe raises $1.5M to send patients home with a nurse in their pocket

In a perfect world, every patient would be sent home from a hospital visit with a nurse in tow to make sure they’re following instructions and to monitor possible symptoms and answer any concerns that come up.<p>Unfortunately, the healthcare industry just can’t accommodate that.<p>However, Boston-based …

Battery that dissolves in the body could power embedded health sensors

Embeddable sensors that can track a person's vitals could eventually be a boon for healthcare, but something equally small, portable, and safe is going to have to power those sensors. Researchers from the University of Illinois may have an answer: batteries that slowly decompose in the body. Using …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …