UK University Investigating How Kinect Can Help Stroke Victims

While the Kinect device debuted by Microsoft back in Nov. 2010 is most widely known for revolutionizing how people can play games in their living rooms, the blog EuroGamer is reporting that UK researchers are now studying its relevance to understanding facial expressions of stroke victims. Image from EuroGamer. Nottingham Trent University was awarded an…

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A 21-Year-Old Healthcare Startup Accelerator Founder From Stanford Shares Her Four Big Lessons Learned

This is a guest post by Deanna Logorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Last summer, when regenerative medicine company Stem Cell Theranostics went through the StartX accelerator program at Stanford University along with one other biotech company, the team members realized that many aspects of their…

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Therapydia, An Emerging Social Network For Physical Therapists, Raises $5 Million In Venture Funding

This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a Cleveland, OH-based staff writer for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. Healthcare social media has a new player in a two-year-old startup that’s just raised $5 million in venture capital and launched an online community specifically for physical therapists. Therapydia was created…

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A Preview Of Three Telemedicine Pilots From Childrens Hospital Boston

This is a guest post by Arundhati Parmar, Minnesota Bureau Chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. Cheap communications technologies have brought more muscle to the field of telemedicine, and organizations are looking to leverage these tools in innovative ways to provide care to patients at a distance. At Children’s…

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What Healthcare Innovators Can Learn From Intelligence Community Geeks

At the recent MedCity CONVERGE health innovation summit, a panel discussion about online collaboration opined that many “futuristic” innovations in health and life sciences already exist, but are simply not part of the regular workflow of doctors, bioscientists, and other health professionals. To tweak author William Gibson’s famous phrase, the future of healthcare innovation is…

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MedCity's CONVERGE Summit Gathers U.S. Health And Life Sciences Innovators in Philadelphia

On July 10th, MedCityNews.com hosted their inaugural CONVERGE summit for healthcare innovation in Philadelphia, hosting roughly 200 people from across the health industry, including healthcare providers, insurance and related businesses, biotech, and pharma, mixed with a healthy dose of IT people. As CONVERGE host and MedCity News CEO Chris Seper aptly summed up, “The industry…

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Report: Big Pharma Needs More Open Innovation

This is a guest post by Deanna Pogorelc, a staff writer at MedCity News, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Over the next few years, we’ll likely be seeing more stories along the lines of Merck’s $90 million translational research center for scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; Sanofi’s partnership with Third Rock Ventures…

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"Games 4 Health" Webinar Juxtaposes Gamification With Living Healthly Lifestyles

This is a guest post by Arundhati Parmar, the Minnesota bureau chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission.  Video games conjure up images of couch potatoes shooting up aliens. But “gaming” has advanced far beyond that, often pushing the limits of how technology interfaces with the human body and mind….

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Should Digital Health Entrepreneurs Focus On B2B Or B2C Business Models?

This is a guest post by Stephanie Baum, the Philadelphia bureau chief for MedCityNews.com, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission. Before digital health entrepreneurs start a company, they have to decide two important things: who will use their product, device, or app and who will pay for it? To help weigh the merits…

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Dr. Mehmet Oz Has A Health IT Startup: Enforcer eCoaching

This is a guest post by Brandon Glenn, the Ohio Bureau Chief for MedCity News, where this article originally appeared. Reprinted with permission. A health coaching startup founded by Cleveland Clinic wellness chief Dr. Michael Roizen and TV star Dr. Mehmet Oz has raised $1.6 million, according to a regulatory document. MedCity News reported in…

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