medtech

  • Touch Surgery brings surgery training to augmented reality

    Touch Surgery brings surgery training to augmented reality

    Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. At CES, it announces support for a new type of deeply immersive surgery training — and potentially assistance in an operating room — on DAQRI and HoloLens. Read More

  • See you tomorrow in Wroclaw

    See you tomorrow in Wroclaw

    One more meetup in Poland! I’ll see you all tomorrow in Wroclaw and it’s going to be a hoot! Tomorrow’s meetup is after the IN-FERENCE conference on Friday, December 9 and it’s part of the IN-FERENCE conference. We’ll be talking medtech, biotech and anything non-fintech related. You can submit an application to pitch here. Please note that unless you hear from… Read More

  • This ‘artificial iris’ is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form

    This ‘artificial iris’ is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form

    Smart contact lenses have been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but as with jetpacks and faster-than-light travel, we’re still waiting on them. Research is ongoing, though, and a project at the University of Ghent shows promise not just in advancing the technology but providing some therapeutic value, as well. Read More

  • Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

    Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

    Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

  • Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

    Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

    Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

  • Let’s meet in Wroclaw next week

    Let’s meet in Wroclaw next week

    After Disrupt in London I’ll be heading over to Wroclaw, Poland for a double dose of meet-up fun. The meetups coincided with a few events in Wroclaw and you’re welcome to come to one or both. The first meetup is part of ImpaceCEE and will be held on Wednesday, December 7. You can RSVP here. It’s primarily Fintech-related but, again, you’re welcome to come along to chat… Read More

  • Telemedicine company Syounika Online snags top prize at TechCrunch Tokyo

    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 is dying. Syounika Online is a company that’s trying to reduce this problem in the Japanese market — and they’re the winners of the TechCrunch Tokyo 2016 pitch competition. Read More

  • Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson

    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 procedures. The company just announced it has signed a “strategic collaboration” with Johnson & Johnson medical devices subsidiary Ethicon. Read More

  • Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced today that it has raised a $9.7 million Series A. The investment was led by European VC firm Polytech Ventures with Blue Ocean Ventures, Global Sources and the company’s existing seed investors Swisscom and ZKB participating. Ava originally launched as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield… Read More