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Gatorade Thinks Beyond the Bottle

According to Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade’s senior director of global innovation and design, Gatorade is in the process of launching a sophisticated digital program that is designed to deliver personal tracking and nutrition. “We want to help athletes better fuel themselves, to have better health and nutrition. The more regimented they are on what they are eating and what they are …

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OneRing To Rule Them All: 15 Year Old Entrepreneur Aims To Redefine Parkison’s Data Capture

Utkarsh Tandon is just your typical Silicon Valley teenager, creating a breakthrough medtech device that can measure a range of Parkison’s tremors and send the data via Bluetooth to an iPhone. According to his KickStarter campaign, OneRing has “intelligent machine learning technology has been trained to model various Parkinson’s movement patterns including dyskinesia, bradykinesia, and tremor in order to generate …

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Google Cardboard Helps to Save Baby Girl

Innovative physicians at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami recently used Google Cardboard VR to plan for a challenging cardiac operation. The immersive 3D imaging technology allowed doctors to visualize how to perform the successful surgery. By viewing the VR images in Google Cardboard, lead surgeon Dr. Redmond Burke envisioned a new surgery to save the baby’s life. The night before …

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Anywhere Ultrasound: Philips Lumify Is A Game-changer

The portable ultrasound market has seen dramatic progress over the last few years, but the new Philips Lumify device, a small handheld wand that connects to a smartphone – takes things to a whole new level. Priced with a $199 a month subscription basis, this anywhere health device, which recently received FDA clearance, promises to redefine how and where and …

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Inside the Circle: The Smartphone Explosion Continues

The dramatic population growth in Asia is certainly not news, but sometimes it is difficult to put into perspective. This picture highlighting the region’s population concentration is “worth a thousand words”. Layer in data regarding smartphone sales and the picture becomes truly compelling. Over the next 24 months, as India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan follow China down the pathway to …

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Now Hear This! Bionic Ear Printed By Princeton Researchers

Nanoparticles, 3D-printing, and human cyborgs – are these the plot elements for the next Star Wars movie? No, actually they are at the heart of research being done at Princeton University on creating artificial body parts. The team’s latest effort focused on recreating the human ear. The central challenge in building truly useful cyborg replacement organs is to merge the …

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Smart Clothes Power AnyWear Health

As momentum builds around “Anywhere Health Phones” – a trend that we’ve been tracking closely – a potentially even more disruptive technology is gaining traction. Led by innovative companies such as mc10, wearable embedded electronics promise to dramatically change how we monitor, track and interact with medical data. This “AnyWear” tracking technology, once reserved for astronauts, soldiers, and elite athletes, …

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Something Truly New In Healthcare: WellnessFX

It’s not often that you find a health system that actually makes sense. WellnessFX appears to be one of those rare approaches to healthcare that promises to deliver a significant change in the way individuals understand and manage their health. WellnessFX Baseline is their foundational service, which includes double the diagnostics of the typical physical as well as personalized care …

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Mango Health CEO Interview: Driving Compliance via Mobile

Mango Health is a startup that is focused on improving patient compliance by leveraging mobile gaming technology. Using numerous insights gained from social gaming, the team aims to provide ongoing incentives to help patients stay the course with their particular treatment regimens. Jason Oberfest, Mango Health CEO and former executive of gaming network Ngmoco, believes that with the right incentives, …