Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

Money Flooding into Health Tech Ventures

The management consulting firm Oliver Wyman recently published  a report on “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power Are Transforming U.S. Healthcare.” According to the company, Health Tech ventures...
Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

Got a Great Health Tech Idea?

It’s not enough to have a better mousetrap. It takes a lot of work to launch a new product of any sort, but especially when it’s a technology product, and if it involves health or medicine, well, the challenges can be enormous. That’s why Dr. Charles...
Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

An article in IEEE Spectrum describes work by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. They started with the fact that signs of over-exertion and dehydration can be detected in a person’s sweat before the problem...
Another Multi-Function Monitor on the Way

Another Multi-Function Monitor on the Way

Measuring steps and heart rate is so “last year.” With the significant portion of projected wearable Health Tech revenues forecast to come from health and medical applications, new devices must collect much more information — and with clinical grade...
Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

Philips Wearable Tracks COPD Patient Data [video]

  At the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips announced a prototype product to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Developed in partnership with the Radboud University medical center in the Netherlands, the device is...
Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

Head-Wearable Device Detects Diabetes Early

One of the problems with diabetes is that patients can develop autonomic neuropathy. This means that the nerves that control the automatic body systems — such as heart beats or digestion — become progressively impaired. The problem is that this can be...