American Optometry Association Petitions FDA to Ban Online Vision Test Company

Opternative, which was founded by an ophthalmologist, offers free 25-minute online vision tests with the option to then pay $40 for a prescription.  The American Optometry Association has succeeded in blocking the company in 5 states and is now petitioning

American Optometry Association Petitions FDA to Ban Online Vision Test Company

Opternative, which was founded by an ophthalmologist, offers free 25-minute online vision tests with the option to then pay $40 for a prescription.  The American Optometry Association has succeeded in blocking the company in 5 states and is now petitioning

Hewlett Packard R&D Focused On Tackling Big Data Medicine with New Computational Approach

Hewlett Packard seems to be trying to a find a home in the future niche of personalized medicine’s big data.  More than half of HP’s R&D efforts are focused on “The Machine,” a new computational infrastructure focused on maximizing data input, which HP is hoping

Hewlett Packard R&D Focused On Tackling Big Data Medicine with New Computational Approach

Hewlett Packard seems to be trying to a find a home in the future niche of personalized medicine’s big data.  More than half of HP’s R&D efforts are focused on “The Machine,” a new computational infrastructure focused on maximizing data input, which HP is hoping

New Wearable Technology Will Monitor Tremors

A new wearable that looks like a wristwatch will monitor patients tremors.  This will allow for quantitative tracking of disease progression and treatment response in Parkinson’s Disease patients.  It may also allow better description, trigger identification, and response monitoring in

New Wearable Technology Will Monitor Tremors

A new wearable that looks like a wristwatch will monitor patients tremors.  This will allow for quantitative tracking of disease progression and treatment response in Parkinson’s Disease patients.  It may also allow better description, trigger identification, and response monitoring in

Stanford Engineers Have Designed a Home Urine Dipstick Testing Using Smartphone Cameras

This clever contraption manages to overcome the hurtle of inconsistent home-testing settings through a mechanism that perfectly distributes the amount of urine sample onto the strip, an easy to assemble box for controlling lighting, and a smartphone app that will

Stanford Engineers Have Designed a Home Urine Dipstick Testing Using Smartphone Cameras

This clever contraption manages to overcome the hurtle of inconsistent home-testing settings through a mechanism that perfectly distributes the amount of urine sample onto the strip, an easy to assemble box for controlling lighting, and a smartphone app that will

The Motivation of Physicians to Join Health Tech Start-Ups

The author of this anecdotally-based article reached out to physicians involved in healthcare start-ups and suggests that, while impossible to actually track, more physicians are seeking part-time positions as advisors to start-ups.  The author argues that the motivation to do so

The Motivation of Physicians to Join Health Tech Start-Ups

The author of this anecdotally-based article reached out to physicians involved in healthcare start-ups and suggests that, while impossible to actually track, more physicians are seeking part-time positions as advisors to start-ups.  The author argues that the motivation to do so

Pressure-Sensor-Embedded Socks May Offer More Accurate Fitness Tracking for Rehab Patients

Amidst the competitive field of fitness trackers, the company Sensoria has attempted to cater to patients in need of more accurate monitoring, claiming that their “smart socks” offer better monitoring of walking in low-mobility patients than current wristband sensors.  The

Pressure-Sensor-Embedded Socks May Offer More Accurate Fitness Tracking for Rehab Patients

Amidst the competitive field of fitness trackers, the company Sensoria has attempted to cater to patients in need of more accurate monitoring, claiming that their “smart socks” offer better monitoring of walking in low-mobility patients than current wristband sensors.  The

New “Digital-Only” Pharmacy Replaces Retail Presence with App and Couriers

Capsule is a new NYC-based company offering pharmacy services that digitally connects with physicians and patients, hand delivers medications, and offers pharmacists on call that will digitally connect with patients to answer questions.  This approach attempts to improve convenience, confidentiality, and

New “Digital-Only” Pharmacy Replaces Retail Presence with App and Couriers

Capsule is a new NYC-based company offering pharmacy services that digitally connects with physicians and patients, hand delivers medications, and offers pharmacists on call that will digitally connect with patients to answer questions.  This approach attempts to improve convenience, confidentiality, and