Digital Health

Wearable Technology That Can Diagnose Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis

Two sensors are being developed that can analyze sweat for indicators of serious diseases. They’re part of a new technology revolution in medical …

Medical Technology

Plaintiff: Theranos Used Shell Companies to Buy Outside Testing Equipment

Filings in a suit brought by its investors claim that Theranos, the embattled medical device company, formed shell companies to covertly buy …

Business

Apple has hired the guy who 3-D printed his own brain tumor

Apple quietly made one of its coolest hires ever.<p>The company recently brought on Steven Keating, the MIT doctoral student who made a 3D printout of …

Cancer

Futuristic "Smart Bandages" Use 5G Data and Track Human Health

Injury-prone people, rejoice! A new technology could make it so you never need to redo your bandages again. The tech will use real-time 5G technology …

Health Care

Ada AI is Your Personal, Mobile Physician

via Ada Health<p>Hypochondriacs, unite! Artificial intelligence-powered app Ada provides a personalized way to assess and monitor your health—anytime, …

Geek

Alphabet and Apple: 2 of the Best Healthcare Stocks on the Market?

Tech giants Alphabet and Apple are hard at work developing solutions to some of healthcare's most vexing problems.<p>Every company is a healthcare …

Investing

Wearable sensor collects, tests sweat for cystic fibrosis, glucose levels

(Reuters Health) - A next step in wearable health sensors might be a device that causes a patch of skin to sweat, then analyzes the perspiration to monitor or even diagnose disease.<p>Researchers used a prototype to extract sweat from volunteers with the lung disease cystic fibrosis, measure specific …

Diabetes

This Health Device Brings Star Trek's Tricorder Closer To Reality

The cellphone-like medical device can scan a person and instantly diagnose any ailments<p>Star Trek fans, get ready. One of the most useful devices of …

Star Trek

Cardiac Insight raises $4.5M, wins FDA approval to launch wearable ECG sensor

Consumer wearables, like smart watches and Fitbits, are becoming ever more popular. But wearable medical technology has remained somewhat absent from …

Medical Technology

Google wants 👅, 😢, and 💩 samples from 10,000 people for a massive medical study

Google and its sister company, Verily, are taking a classic medical research study design and giving it a Silicon Valley spin.<p>The companies, along with researchers from Duke and Stanford universities, will monitor the health of 10,000 people for four years each, using a battery of gadgets and …

Google

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

Illustration by molistudio<p>Telemedicine<p><i>How health care is transcending physical walls.</i><p>At the turn of the 20th century, getting a checkup in America …

Health Care

Connected Health and Wearables Catalyse Adoption of Sensors in Healthcare Applications

Internet of Medical Things will expand growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Measurement and Instrumentation team<p>LONDON, April 20, 2017 …

Internet of Things

Alphabet starts collecting health info to better predict disease

It didn't take long for Alphabet's Verily to get its watch-based health study off the ground. The life sciences company has launched its 4-year research initiative, Baseline, to potentially spot early signs of diseases before obvious symptoms appear. Verily's health-tracking Study Watch plays a …

Health

The Future of Health According to Health Experts

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Health

Alphabet seeks 10,000 volunteers — and their health data — for a massive medical study

Alphabet’s Google division is, fundamentally, in the business of selling data. That is a useful thing to keep in mind when Alphabet’s Verily comes calling for your medical data. But Google is also inarguably useful; this is why, despite knowing that my every move is being tracked by the company, I …

Enterprise Tech

AI-powered diagnostic device takes out Tricorder XPrize

Launched in 2012, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize tasked competing teams with developing a portable and versatile medical diagnostics machine that …

Artificial Intelligence

A sci-fi fan just took home over $2 million for building a real-life Star Trek tricorder

In the Star Trek universe, doctors use devices called "medical tricorders" to collect patient information and diagnose diseases. Now real-life versions of those tricorders — in this case, lightweight devices that can diagnose 13 different conditions — are popping up. Unlike the Star Trek …

Science Fiction

Google’s Health Moonshot Comes Back to Earth - Bloomberg

The first of 10,000 volunteers will soon walk into labs at Stanford and Duke to subject themselves to a two-day battery of tests. They’ll provide a …

Silicon Valley

Alphabet's Verily unit launches study to track health data

(Reuters) - Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences business, said it was launching a four-year study with about 10,000 participants to understand how people transition from being healthy to becoming sick, and to identify additional risk factors for diseases.<p>Verily is partnering with Duke University …

Health

The life-sciences company owned by Alphabet just kicked off a study of 10,000 people to help predict when you'll get sick

Verily, the life-sciences company owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is finally launching Baseline, its long-awaited study of 10,000 healthy people.<p>Google first announced its plans to carry out the Baseline study back in 2014. Almost three years later, the study is ready to get off the …

Longevity

Alphabet to help researchers predict disease

Alphabet, the owner of Google, has teamed up with two leading academic institutions to collect health data on more than 10,000 people to help medical …

Medicine

Alphabet’s Verily begins Baseline study to quantify health, other gadgets in development

Following last week’s announcement of the Study Watch, Verily is starting its four-year study to quantify good health with biometric data. In better understanding health, Baseline hopes to ultimately prevent diseases, as the Alphabet division continues work on other health gadgets.<p>The Baseline …

Health

Alphabet will track health data of 10,000 volunteers to 'create a map of human health'

Verily, formerly Google's life sciences arm, is launching today a four-year study called Project Baseline to find out why people transition from …

Health

Theranos Will Refund 175,000 People in Arizona Who Took Its Blood Tests

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>Anyone who paid to take one of Theranos's blood tests in Arizona will be receiving a refund from …

Google’s Health Study Seeks 10,000 Volunteers to Give Up Their Medical Secrets

Google knows all about your habits and interests online. Now the search company’s health spinout, Verily, is asking 10,000 Americans for intimate …

Longevity

10 AI Health Care Companies to Follow in 2017

The medical field is going through an evolution — and artificial intelligence is powering its push.<p>The field of artificial intelligence — which includes machine learning and deep learning — is transforming from its research-based roots into reality, driving the charge to get more personalized, …

Health Care

How the next wave of technologies will disrupt healthcare: Q&A with Pfizer's Albert Bourla

WIRED Insider sits down with Albert Bourla, group president of Pfizer Innovative Health, to discuss the next wave of disruptive technologies in …

Innovation

Murj wants to give data collection from implantable medical devices an upgrade

Murj, a new company backed by $4.5 million in new venture financing, is looking to make data collection from implantable heart monitoring and management devices easier and more manageable.<p>The company was founded by a former Medtronic sales rep who’d previously worked as a product manager on Apple’s …

Data Management

Sarah Wilkinson to head up NHS Digital

NHS Digital has hired Home Office chief digital, data and technology officer (CDDTO) Sarah Wilkinson as CEO to replace Andy Williams who left at the …

Business Technology

MapmyIndia has teamed with VISIT Internet to launch Swastha Bharat m-app

MapmyIndia and VISIT Internet Services Pvt Ltd said today they have come together to help the government launch Swastha Bharat m-health app for smart …

Health