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Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare

Tom Valenti Contributor<p>Tom Valenti is the founding partner of Forthright Health.<p>You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell you.” Or, more precisely, it shows a complete lack of understanding for …

Digital Health

How to deal with IoT challenges through abstraction

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tech industry. …

Internet of Things

Prototype iPhone biosensor detects viruses, bacteria, toxins, allergens

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a versatile iPhone-based biosensor that, with about $200 worth of parts, …

Investments For Hearables Surge

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ruochen Huang is an intern at CrunchBase and an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley.</i><p>These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than just play music.<p>Although new technologies are just coming to market, the earworn wearables sector has companies …

Wearable Tech

Can your ear help you get pregnant? Meet the YONO wearable

There’s been an explosion of wearables for health and fitness, with a widespread mainstream adoption of step counters, heart-trackers and other gadgets designed to help you stay in peak form. But, even as both hardware and software companies clamor to capitalize on widespread interest in health …

How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part II

As I wrote in my last column, consumers are going to be the ones that drive health care reforms in two ways. First, they’re using technology to improve their own health. Second, and the topic of today’s column, consumers will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered. Companies like …

Digital Health

Injected electronics: The next wave of wearable tech?

Forget Google Glass and that Fitbit you used to wear; the ultimate in wearable computing isn't worn on your body, but embedded within it. With chips …

Wearable Tech

Airstrip App For Apple Watch Could Transform How We Care For Chronic Diseases

Allowing doctors to check your vital signs from anywhere, no hospital visit required<p>Apple is aiming to profoundly change the way doctors and patients interact. Last week, the company demonstrated one of its newest medical apps, called AirStrip, which allows doctors to read a patient’s heart rate …

Medical Technology

Forget wearables -- ingestibles are the next big thing

By now we are used to interacting with wearable technology, from smartwatches that track our pulses and location, to glasses that augment our daily routine. While these gadgets are revolutionizing the way we deal with our health and the environment around us, scientists are already pushing the …

AOL

El calor de tu cuerpo aliementará a los wearables

Algún día nos olvidaremos de recargar los wearables, gracias a sensores como este que se alimentan del calor del cuerpo.<p>El mercado de los <b>wearables</b> no …

Forget fitness bands: just wear the Oura ring

Fitness trackers are pretty popular in the wearable market right now, but most haven't found the delicate balance between fashion and function.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

Lumafit: Fitness tracker and heart-rate monitor for your ear

Is there life in fitness trackers beyond the wrist? Lumafit hones in on the ear.<p>The era of the wrist-worn fitness band seems to have hit a peak, or at least a glut. So what about the ear?<p>Lumafit, a heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker that's launched its Kickstarter campaign today, is designed to …

Wearable Tech

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper …

Crafting

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

#VidyoToolbox: It’s Easier Than Ever To Meet On Time with Vidyo - Vidyo Blog

At Vidyo we believe the user experience is paramount. This belief is what first led us to develop the VidyoWorks™ platform that delivers reliable and …

How can the NHS tackle its innovation deficit?

NHS England should focus on enabling providers and patients to co-create better ways of delivering care, says the organisation's head of strategy<p>Lord Ara Darzi: The NHS does not use innovation effectively<p>In an article for the New Yorker, surgeon Atul Gawande recounts how the discovery of …

Nurse avatar startup Sense.ly raises $1.25M for follow-up care

San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, Eastlink Capital Management, and five angel …

Cue raises $7.5M for smartphone-enabled lab tests

San Diego, California-based Cue, not to be confused with <b>fertility tracker company Clue</b>, raised $7.5 million in a round led by SherpaVentures with …

Prediction: Health wearables to save 1.3 million lives by 2020

Smart wearable devices may help save 1.3 million lives by 2020, according to a prediction made by Switzerland-based firm Soreon Research. According …

Using Its Database Of Genes, 23andMe Will Start Developing Drugs

No word yet on what diseases it will target<p>Personal genetics company 23andMe will soon start developing pharmaceuticals, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. After the Food and Drug Administration ordered the company to stop selling its direct-to-consumer spit tests in 2013, 23andMe has been figuring out where …

Genetics

Hospital to Create Emergency Experiences Using Virtual Reality

Courtesy of Next Galaxy Corp.<p>Next Galaxy Corp, a developer of fully immersive consumer virtual reality (VR) technology has inked a multi-year …

Primer año de vida del PROYECTO HU-CI: Humanizando los cuidados intensivos

Lo que empezó siendo una reflexión personal se ha convertido en un punto de inflexión y una llamada a la revolución y al cambio de paradigma. Un año …

Microwave Stethoscope Lets Physicians Peer Into the Lungs

When a person’s heart is failing, water begins to build up in the lungs, making it increasingly difficult to breathe. The sensation, patients say, is …

Medical Technology

IBM's more powerful Watson supercomputer is opening up for public use

IBM's Watson supercomputer is taking a big step towards public use. Today, the company announced plans to open Watson up to developers in 2014, establishing an open platform and API that would let coders build apps on top of the supercomputer's database and natural language skills. It's not the …

Smartphone App Uses Selfies to Check Your Cholesterol Level

A team of engineers has designed a smartphone accessory and app that allows users to monitor their own blood cholesterol levels. Think of it as a …

MinION: A complete DNA sequencer on a USB stick - ExtremeTech

By on March 29, 2013 at 10:07 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A little over a year ago, the …

Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone

Home medical devices, as opposed to fitness products like activity-measuring wrist bands, have too often been stuck in the past, even as smartphones …

Diabetes