medical

  • Does This Mole Look Weird? This App Will Tell You

    Does This Mole Look Weird? This App Will Tell You

    An app that tells you if your mole looks funny? That’s stupid, right? But for folks who are walking around with little mole-shaped time bombs on their skin, understanding the difference between skin features and cancer is a pretty big deal. Doctor Mole allows you to scan moles (using an AR system that’s reminiscent of Star Wars) and assess the Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter… Read More

  • Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer

    Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer

    A new product dubbed the Glove Tricorder by Med Sensation aims to make it easier for doctors – and patients – to diagnose breast cancer as well as problems like enlarged kidneys and other sub-dermal issues. The gloves currently contain a number of sensors including pressure feedback loops and accelerometers. Eventually the company plans to add ultrasound pads to the tips of the… Read More

  • Kickstarter, M.D.: MedStartr Finally Brings Crowdfunding To Health Projects

    Kickstarter, M.D.: MedStartr Finally Brings Crowdfunding To Health Projects

    The Crowd is on the loose. Thanks to the JOBS Act, mainstream attention came to crowdfunding this year, and platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been benefitting in kind. (Exhaustive post on the subject here.) The Crowd has pledged $275 million to some 63,000 Kickstarter projects to date, for example, and companies of all breeds are now using these platforms as launchpads and for a… Read More

  • DoctorsElite Wants To Build A Network To Better Link Up Patients, Specialists And Medical Records

    DoctorsElite Wants To Build A Network To Better Link Up Patients, Specialists And Medical Records

    As a culture, we are getting ever-more accustomed to using social networks as our primary hubs for all information, and that trend is leading to the rise of yet more services constructed like social networks to improve accessibility: one of the latest in that line is DoctorsElite, a new site aimed at linking up patients, general physicians and specialists through a social network framework to… Read More

  • Simplee Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Mint-Like Approach To Tracking Healthcare Expenses

    Simplee Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Mint-Like Approach To Tracking Healthcare Expenses

    Simplee, a Mint-like platform for tracking healthcare expenses and then paying them online, is today announcing the close of its $6 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership (aka “s23p”), and includes current investors, Greylock Partners Israel. As a part of the investment, s23p’s General Partner Ted Maidenberg and… Read More

  • Docphin’s Dashboard For Doctors Expands Nationwide

    Docphin’s Dashboard For Doctors Expands Nationwide

    Docphin, a medical news and research service which we once described as a “Bloomberg for doctors,” has been growing quickly since its beta launch in November. Since then, the startup was selected to participate in Rock Health’s incubator and announced its forthcoming iPhone app. This month, the company also hit a major milestone: its nationwide expansion to 10 more… Read More

  • Government Poised To Provide A Huge Boost To Healthtech Startups

    Government Poised To Provide A Huge Boost To Healthtech Startups

    Currently, the federal government is poised to level the playing field for healthtech startups. An unprecedented wave of innovative healthtech startups has been developing over the last few years. You can see them at conferences such as Health 2.0, TechCrunch Disrupt, TEDMED and demo day events that Blueprint Health, Healthbox, Rock Health and StartUp Health host. Nonetheless, the health… Read More

  • Japanese Caretaker Robot To Assist In Lifting The Elderly

    Japanese Caretaker Robot To Assist In Lifting The Elderly

    There is much anxiety in Japan related to accommodating their aging population. Their elderly and infirm number in the millions and that figure is growing out of proportion to the rest of the country. Caring for them is naturally on everyone’s minds — including those of roboticists. And research organization RIKEN is updating its medical assistance bot in order to help caretakers… Read More

  • New Smallest Camera In The World Is .01mm Smaller Than The Last One

    New Smallest Camera In The World Is .01mm Smaller Than The Last One

    Less than a month ago, we posted that microscopic camera from Awaiba and Fraunhofer, which qualified as the smallest video camera in the world at just one cubic millimeter. Well, easy come, easy go! This new one from Medigus is ever so slightly smaller, at .99mm in diameter. It’s slightly lower-resolution (around 212×212) but when you’re putting cameras into blood vessels… Read More

  • Solus Spinal Fusion Device Looks Evil

    Solus Spinal Fusion Device Looks Evil

    It’s rare to see medical implants that are so important yet so wildly frightening. What you see here is a new implant designed for anterior lumbar fusion, a process designed to reduce lower back pain due to disk degeneration. Read More