What to expect
On Monday, Apple is holding a special event starting at 10 a.m. PT. Gigaom will be there to liveblog, and you can stream…
Startup raises $8.5 million
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Brain imagery in HD
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Once a year won't work
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Virtual training, real sweat
I was at the gym the other day thinking about how fun virtual reality would be on a treadmill. My gym’s treadmills…
Google is determining what exactly it means to be a healthy human being, which could redefine health as a spectrum instead of black and white. It is developing a wristband and nanoparticles that could detect the first signs of illness.
From personal apps to big data mining and real-time interactive maps of outbreaks, the effort to revolutionize the public’s understanding of influenza has been extremely tech-driven.
Sorry, St. Louis. You’re the unhealthiest major city in the country based on Yummly’s analysis of recipe search data. The healthiest? Of course it’s frigging San Francisco.
So far the internet of things hasn’t made much headway into patient care in the medical setting, but consumers are buying wellness devices for a variety of reasons. Will the medical world embrace that data?
Project Florida wants to combine health and wellness wearables with data science, and it has hired an impressive launch team.
The University of Texas-Austin team behind the patch reports it is the first that can store data, which could be important for long-term health monitoring.
Turing AI founder Juliette Powell spoke onstage at Structure Data about how personal data can be used to better enrich the health and wellbeing of communities.
A Boston hospital created its own way to use Google Glass for real-time patient charts and medical information, already saving at least one life. Doctors scan a QR code with Glass to see patient data, which is securely behind the hospital’s firewall.
Researchers implanted electrodes in a master monkey’s brain and an unconscious avatar monkey’s spine, allowing the master to move a joystick with the avatar’s hand.
ZappRx, a mobile app that manages mobile prescriptions, closed a million-dollar seed round led by Atlas Venture and SR One, the venture arm of GlaxoSmithKline
Fertility app Glow is expanding to include women who don’t want to get pregnant, using data for prevention instead of conception.
Blueprint Health’s Winter 2014 class offers enhanced communication and efficiency for everyday tasks at hospitals, clinics and care facilities.
The lens could help people with diabetes monitor their daily health and recognize dangerous situations.
San Diego-based Illumina revealed a $1 million machine today that can sequence tens of thousands of genomes each year.
Researchers say the pen could be used to treat severe damage from a car accident or to remodel defects in a bone.
While designing a chip, the researchers noticed the polymer they were working with had unusual properties. In a world where drug resistance is rampant, it could be a lifesaver.
It turns out that over-sharers on Twitter are contributing to our knowledge of public health. Researchers found a correlation between diners’ food poisoning experiences and poor restaurant grades.
Researchers found that bone cells grow up to 80 percent faster on a rough surface compared to a smooth one.
Thinner than a human hair, the patch is suited to unobtrusive health monitoring. It could also give a robot a more delicate sense of touch.
Ultrafine particles are emitted by laser printers, radiators, cigarettes and many other household items. Should we be worried about breathing in more from a 3D printer?
A team will first test the invention in Lahore, Pakistan, where it is estimated that more than 60 percent of the water is contaminated.
Whistle promises to be an early sickness-detection device for dogs, but pet owners shouldn’t get their hopes too high.
Mango Health, founded by former executives from mobile gaming company ngmoco, is using game mechanics to get people to be more conscientious about managing their health.
As the rise in mobile, connected health management services creates an ehealth boom in the US, Europe launches a strategy to upgrade health systems it concedes are stuck in the 20th century.
In his latest book, The Human Face of Big Data, photojournalist Rick Smolan depicts the many ways big data is transforming the world. On Tuesday, he and his team released an iPad app that puts an interactive twist on many of the book’s examples.
Palo Alto-based HealthTap is set to announce on Thursday that it has acquired Avvo Health, Seattle-based Avvo’s medical-focused Q&A site. With the acquisition, HealthTap will nearly double its nationwide network of doctors available to answer patients’ questions online.
There’s a vast market for apps that tap into the human desire for self-improvement. But Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures says designers need to avoid relying on trendy gimmicks to woo potential users.
With a new integration that enables Simplee to support millions of Medicare beneficiaries, as well as other recent partnerships with healthcare companies, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based health tech startup is moving closer to its goal of being a comprehensive PayPal-like portal for out-of-pocket healthcare spending.
A handful of leaders in health data suggest that data-driven personalized health approaches could achieve mainstream adoption in five years, with some saying valuable but intermittent work could happen even sooner.
Health-related tweets are on the rise and Twitter wants healthcare marketers to pay attention. This year, the company said, tweets about health are up 51 percent. But even as it makes inroads in health, Twitter offers a few caveats.
Pearl.com, a site that gives people access to one-on-one advice from doctors, lawyers and other professionals, has raised $25.7 million. The new funding comes not even four months after the company raised a $25 million Series A round and changed its name from JustAnswer.com.
Despite the boom in connected health devices and the ‘quantified self’ movement, Qualcomm exec Clint McCellan says people won’t get a fuller picture of the health until interoperable systems make it possible to correlate siloed streams of biometric data.
The folks over at iFood.tv are no longer just proffering up cooking videos and recipes. IFood.tv’s founders have launched a nutrition search engine and database called NutritionRank with the rather ambitious goal of making it the web’s top repository of dietary health information.
The latest moves and hires in the digital media and tech industry.
More work on data policies and ownership may be important in the coming years as the movement takes off. As insights from these communities get translated into monetized products there will be a need to demonstrate benefit sharing and some form of commons-based production to share the benefits of the research and to ensure further engagement of participants and equitable benefits.
The folks at GE and PDC are integrating Apple’s iPad into a new medical product called the MR Suite as a way to bring a sense of control and calm to the experience of getting an MRI.
Startup AgeTak’ s software can help insurance companies and other health organizations bring together dispersed patient data in a secure manner, according to company co-founder Pratik Verma who will pitch AgeTak’s story to venture capitalists at StartX.
As scientists examine the flexible future of work, more and more studies are confirming that letting employees set where and when they work promotes health and happiness, including the latest analysis of Best Buy’s ROWE experiment out of the University of Minnesota.
HealthRally is what you get if you crossed Facebook with AMC’s Intervention . The startup, which raised $400,000 in seed money from noted angels and launches Thursday, allows you to reach personal wellness goals by getting friends and family to pledge cash to support you.
The Jawbone UP is already one of the hottest products this holiday season, with anticipated wait times when ordering the device from the Apple Store around 4-6 weeks as of now. So did the UP impress during a week of testing, or was it a let-down?
Over the past year I’ve been using my iPhone to help me lose weight. I lost over 70 pounds, thanks in large part to my iPhone. Here’s a list of the tools I used to accomplish my goal, and how they could help you accomplish yours.
The Internet and social networks such as Twitter are where many people go to research — or just talk about — medical issues. Can researchers discover any useful public-health information by looking at all this crowdsourced data? A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that they can.
While many of us figuratively feel like we sleep with our iPhone, I’ve been literally doing just that for the past few months, testing a variety of sleep monitoring and maintenance tools. Here’s what I found out about sleeping with machines.
Counting calories isn’t normally fun, but a cool new iPhone app recently released manages to make the exercise entertaining and light. Meal Snap analyzes pictures of food taken with your iPhone’s camera, returns an approximate calorie count for each item and incorporates a social element.
The news that Steve Jobs is taking another leave from Apple to focus on his health is almost certain to rattle investors, and could put continued pressure on the stock as the markets try to figure out what Apple might be like without its charismatic leader.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be taking a medical leave of absence from the company to focus on his health, though he will continue on as CEO and still be involved in “major strategic decisions.” COO Tim Cook will run day-to-day operations in his absence.
Undergoing continued health treatment while you’re working full-time remains a challenge — especially for the freelancer or contractor. The good news is that balancing work and ongoing health treatment isn’t impossible. These are a few of the techniques I’ve used to make it easier.
If you were searching the Internet for information on heart disease, would you find it helpful to see an ad for medication, or would you see that as an invasion of privacy? That’s the question at the core of a privacy complaint launched by advocacy groups.
Parents of children with special needs are finding an unexpected way to communicate with their kids that is changing their lives in a dramatic fashion: the iPad. The iPad is a recognized tool of therapy for folks with medical causes that hampers their ability to communicate.
You probably find it hard to motivate yourself when you’re feeling under the weather. But even if you’re not sick, low levels of motivation may still be related to health. It turns out that how fit you are can have an effect on your productivity levels.
Multitouch user input is the current “latest big thing” in mobile computing. However, little is yet known about long-term stresses that using multitouch input systems may inflict on our muscles, nerves, and tendons.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently underwent a liver transplant. Jobs, who has been on a…
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From the coders who brought you Trip Cubby and Gas Cubby (both of which I use weekly), comes Health Cubby. If you’ve used…
In a move that will no doubt have blogs, investors, and other news and media afire with renewed rumors regarding the exact…
I suppose it’s just the price you pay for having created such a powerful brand, but Steve Jobs has been forced to…
It’s been a chart-topper for a little while now, so I decided to check out LIVESTRONG.COM’s Calorie Tracker. I have to admit,…
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A few days ago, commenting on one of my posts, a reader inquired about my health, in particular whether or not I…
If your New Year’s Resolution to get fit is still under construction 21 days later, here’s a quick set of Web 2.0…