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  • Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

    Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

    Nintendo might be on the verge of reinventing itself once again: The Japanese company is currently best known as a gaming giant, but in its storied history (which dates back to 1889), it has run taxis, sold instant rice and more. Now, Nintendo is aiming to build out its health division, adding more details to a plan announced back in January for a so-called “Quality of Life”… Read More

  • BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

    Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out on their own so… Read More

  • How The Tech Sector Can Help Stop Ebola

    How The Tech Sector Can Help Stop Ebola

    In our highly interconnected world, stopping Ebola is on everyone’s mind. The tech community has a significant role to play in the response because it offers solutions that can scale at the same rate as Ebola’s exponential growth. Many are already wondering how they can contribute. Over the past few weeks UNICEF has been contacted by more than 50 technology companies about the… Read More

  • Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

    Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

    Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google’s head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference to reveal that the tech giant’s secretive Google[x] lab has been working on a wearable device that couples with nanotechnology to detect disease within the body. “We’re passionate about… Read More

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    This Scientist Is Using Open Sourced Software Techniques To Turn Bugs Into Patent-Free Drugs

    This Scientist Is Using Open Sourced Software Techniques To Turn Bugs Into Patent-Free Drugs

    Chemist and “semi-recreational” codemonkey Isaac Yonemoto is running a crowdfunding campaign called Project Marilyn to create open sourced, patent-free cancer drugs. Yonemoto proposes a $75,000 stretch goal to fund an experiment he hopes will prove we can use a compound sequenced from microscopic bug cultures to treat cancer. It’s a plan that could liberate pharmaceuticals… Read More

  • Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

    Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

    A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores. And now we know why — because Fitbit is building a device that will compete directly with the upcoming Apple Watch. Read More

  • CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare

    CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare

    If you’re hoping to provide home care for a sick or elderly family member, startup CareZapp is building a technology platform to help. The company just took the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe. Co-founder and CEO Andrew Macfarlane told me that his interest in the field began with his mother’s death from cancer more than two decades ago, and the… Read More

  • Disease Diagnostic Group Can Diagnose Malaria in Seconds

    Disease Diagnostic Group Can Diagnose Malaria In A Second

    Malaria, a disease rarely found in the US, is a global epidemic, with 219 million cases reported by the CDC in 2010. Caused by a parasite and spread from person to person via mosquito, the disease easily go undetected in its early stages with symptoms that mirror those of the flu. Early detection of Malaria is critical to treatment but is done too infrequently or too late, usually due to… Read More

  • CosmEthics Is An App To Analyze The Make Up Of Your Make-Up

    CosmEthics Is An App To Analyze The Make Up Of Your Make-Up

    The cosmetics industry is massive. It’s also massively secretive when it comes to the ingredients contained in its expensive lotions and potions. That’s something CosmEthics — a startup launching its app today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe — is determined to change. Read More

  • There Is Lots Of Low-Hanging Fruit For Digital Health Startups

    There Is Lots Of Low-Hanging Fruit For Digital Health Startups

    At Disrupt Europe today, TechCrunch senior editor Jon Shieber talked to Peter Hames from Big Health, the National Director for Patients and Information in the National Health Service Tim Kelsey, and Dr. Dominic King from the HELIX Centre. Unsurprisingly, given these panelists, the first part of the panel focused on Ebola and the role tech can play in handing this and similar crises. Read More

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