medical technology

Cognoa's AI platform for autism diagnosis gets first FDA stamp

Cognoa has gained regulatory recognition for its machine learning software as a class II diagnostic medical device for autism -- meaning the digital health startup is now positioned to submit an appl

Birth control app Nurx now delivers to the ‘contraceptive deserts’ of Texas

About half the counties in Texas don't have the number of public clinics required to meet the contraceptive needs of the population. So Nurx, an at-home birth control delivery app, decided to give wom

Clue now advises women on what to do if they forgot to take their contraceptive pill

Clue, the app for tracking your period and all things related, surveyed a fraction of its 5 million worldwide users and found out that in some countries a lot of young women didn’t know what to

Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new

Telemedicine company Syounika Online snags top prize at TechCrunch Tokyo

As a parent, if your child breaks out with a rash, what do you do? You panic, you search the internet for what could possibly be wrong and the next thing you know is that you're convinced your child i

Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson

London-based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery prodedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and proced

A quick look at the state of hardware technologies in China and beyond

Recent developments in the hardware world show just how far China's star has risen and how dominant the country has become in the world of technology hardware manufacturing, development, and innovatio

Innovation in genomics and the future of medtech 

The field of medicine is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new technologies; much of this transformation comes from exciting advances in genomics. Although genomics is relatively unkno

IBM, Pfizer launch joint experiment to help measure Parkinson’s symptoms using IoT and analytics

What happens when you put a technology company together with a drug company and try to come up with unique new ways to understand Parkinson’s disease? You end up with a project that uses sensors

It’s Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community

Entrepreneurs and investors are missing a big opportunity concerning Hispanics and their health. A recent survey of AngelList counted 89,405 U.S.-based startups. Out of these startups, only 15 targ

What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM

Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a

The Rise of Nimble Medicine

In the New Yorker, Dr. Atul Gawande outlined how, at the turn of the 20th century, more than forty per cent of household income went to paying for food and food production consumed nearly half the wor

Canon develops X-ray- and pain-free mammogram device

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mammography.jpg" /> We don't cover medical technology here on CrunchGear usually, but one of the things Canon is currently working on in