Health

  • Hotwire For Surgery

    The hotel bed that is empty tonight can never be sold again. That insight led Hotwire to create a disruptive model that has given travelers great deals on hotel rooms. It turns out there are “beds” and “suites” of a different variety – Surgical Suites/Beds – that have a similar phenomena. Just as top hotels rarely are 100% booked and can earn… Read More

  • Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money

    Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money

    As reported on TechCrunch, Google shut down its medical records and health data platform. Since then, there’s been a lot of bits spilled offering explanations, but they all missed the most critical item. Money. Or in the language of healthcare – Reimbursement. I explain more below regarding why Google Health was doomed to fail in light of the legacy reimbursement model. First… Read More

  • Adam Bosworth Unveils Keas, The Game That Keeps You Healthy

    Adam Bosworth Unveils Keas, The Game That Keeps You Healthy

    After two years in stealth, Adam Bosworth is finally ready to start talking about his health startup Keas. Keas is not a Mint for health, although it began that way. Bosworth, who previously launched Google Health at Google and before that was known as the father of XML at Microsoft, founded Keas two years ago with $10 million from Ignition Partners and Atlas Venture. He thought he would… Read More

  • Avoid Wrist Pain With Some Exercise

    I’ve been suffering with a major wrist issue for the past few weeks and I’m slowly trying to figure out what triggers/prevents the onset. To that end, I’d like to share this nice post on unpluggd that features four separate wrist exercises for sedentary knowledge workers like me. Read More

  • 3DS Could Help With Early Diagnosis Of Vision Problems

    One of the objections often raised against 3D, and with justice, is that people with certain common vision problems can’t see the 3D effect. It just has to do with 3D technology assuming a certain level of intact functionality in the visual system, and the fact is that a significant portion of the population, for one reason or the other, doesn’t meet that level. Our own Matt… Read More

  • Robotic Power Knee Now Available In US And Europe

    Here you see the world’s first and only motorized prosthetic knee. The California-based company that makes the knee, Ossur, has just made the Power Knee available to above-knee amputees in Europe and the United States. Read More

  • Shock Study: People Need To Put Down The Diet Coke Before They Get A Stroke

    I’ve never understood why people on diets exclusively drink “diet” sodas — does advertising work that well? For starters, diet soda tastes like crap, offers absolutely no dietary benefits, and are full of aspartame. Whether or not aspartame converts to formaldehyde, there’s nothing natural about the stuff. So it comes as no surprise that a recent study found… Read More

  • Shock Study: Energy Drinks May Not Be The Healthiest Things To Give To Children

    Bad news for those of you in the audience who love energy drinks, particularly those of you with children or younger siblings. Well, and if you make a habit of giving energy drinks to said youngsters. A University of Miami study suggests that—and this will shock you—that energy drinks may not be safe for young children, primarily because we have no idea how the combination of… Read More

  • Despite Health Concerns, Companies Still Backing 3D In A Big, Big Way

    The gist of this story is that there’s a number of people out there who don’t like 3D because it makes them feel funny: their eyes hurt, it causes headaches, and so on. Despite this, companies are still throwing their weight behind the medium. Why? Why would companies keep throwing money at something that doesn’t seem to have “clicked” with the public yet, and… Read More