Forbes – VR isn’t just the bleeding edge of entertainment, it’s also a tool taking the healthcare industry by storm, everywhere from the emergency room to the therapist’s office.
Newsweek – For decades, technology has made entire industries cheaper and better—while health care has stubbornly loitered in an alternate universe where tech makes everything more expensive and more complex.
Techradar – The progress of medicine is a remarkable thing. There was a time when doctors couldn’t fully map the human body, and a time when drilling a hole into a patient’s skull was a genuine medical procedure; now we’ve mapped not just the human body but the human genome…
Fox Business – One of the most far-reaching trends in the healthcare industry right now is digital health. What is digital health? It is a broad array of technologies including mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine services, and personalized medicine.
GeekWire – A medical diagnosis can be one of the most terrifying and confusing days of a patient’s life.
Wired – A group of biologists published research detailing how they hid an anti-HIV CRISPR system inside another type of virus capable of sneaking past a host’s immune system. What’s more, the virus replicated and snipped HIV from infected cells along the way.
VR Fitness Insider – The benefits of VR in healthcare – especially as it applies to baby boomers – are undeniable, with increase accessibility, time and cost savings, the reality of its advancement in physical therapy is far more than just virtual.
TNW – Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Since the 1990s, opioid prescriptions have tripled in the US, a country with five-percent of the world’s population that’s now responsible for consuming 80-percent of its opioids. It’s clear we need an alternative.
CB Insights – Global funding to private medical device companies rose in 2016, reaching nearly $4B in 2016 across 479 deals. The United States receives a lot of attention when it comes to funding medical device startups, but private companies around the world are raising significant rounds.
MassDevice – Scopis Medical said today it launched the Holographic Navigation Platform, a system for spinal surgeries which incorporates Microsoft‘s HoloLens mixed reality system.
Mosaic – Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80% of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.
Robohub – On paper, gestures seem like the best form of control for digital devices, robotics, and VR systems of the future. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before we’re ready for large-scale adoption.
Nanalyze – The number of visually impaired people in this world amounts to 342 million (more than the entire population of the United States), a number that is shared by both ends of life, the young and the old. Of this number, 23.7 million are U.S. adults experiencing some sort of vision loss.
New York Times – Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.
MassDevice – Wearable technology is probably one of those things you probably didn’t need but still wanted because people were always talking about the devices. Fitbit, Apple and Garmin are some of the main providers of health and wellness wearables.
Mobi Health News – Out of the 422 million people around the world living with diabetes, one in three of them will develop diabetic retinopathy (DR), a common condition that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated.
Smithsonian – Doctors and engineers at the University of Maryland team up to build a tool that projects images and vital information right above a patient.
E&T – Robots built from living tissue are set to crawl through your body to detect disease, deliver drugs and perform surgery.
Futurity – Virtual reality could be useful not only for detecting balance impairments early, but perhaps also for reversing those impairments and preventing falls. Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly people.
Fortune – The business of medicine is inefficient, expensive, and ripe for disruption. Here are 21 companies that are using technology to reinvent it and to change our lives in the process.