NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

NIH Seeks Comments on Health Tech Devices

During his State of the of the Union address last January, President Obama called for the launching of a Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), intended to use Big Data approaches to find new ways to treat and cure diseases “like cancer and diabetes.” The...
Google Working on Wearable Health Tech Device

Google Working on Wearable Health Tech Device

In a story published by Bloomberg last week, a Google representative revealed that the company is working on the development of a wearable Health Tech that is not intended for consumer use. Instead, the company plans to produce a product that physicians and...
Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

Better Battery Cuts Costs [video]

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, lithium-ion batteries are possibly the worst of all battery technologies, except for all others that have been tried. They hold a lot of electricity in a small space, but they are expensive to make and are responsible for occasionally...
Clinical Trial Company Embraces Wearables

Clinical Trial Company Embraces Wearables

The continuous data recording of wearable Health Tech devices can be a valuable feature in discovering new connections between lifestyle and health, creating Big Data sets that can be mined for new information. This can be especially effective in clinical trials of...
Jefferson and Blue Cross Team Up for Innovation

Jefferson and Blue Cross Team Up for Innovation

Thomas Jefferson University is one of the largest medical schools in the U.S., and is affiliated with Jefferson Health which has five hospitals and other services in the greater Philadelphia Area. Independence Blue Cross (IBX) is the leading health insurance company...
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