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

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 t

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

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 bo

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

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 wit

Machine learning could automate screening kids for speech and language disorders

Screening for language disorders is best done early and often, but it's not always easy to get the equipment and staff to every kid in a timely fashion. At least a basic level of screening, however, m

How the microbiome will lead a revolution in the consumerization of personalized medicine and diet

The human microbiome -- meaning all of our microbes’ genes -- will reshape the consumerization of personalized medicine and diet. Following the human genome project, technological advancements have

Rethinking the customer relationship in medtech

In light of Dollar Shave Club’s recent sale, I started thinking about other industries that haven’t yet rethought the customer relationship by leveraging the cloud. A significant majority of FDA-a

Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft's Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly

Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late.

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the NIH and Cornell University are working on a de

With EmoWatch your Apple Watch knows if you are :) or :(

Siri is good for a lot of things, but she generally doesn't care much whether you sound your usual perky self. Launching today is EmoWatch, a new app for your Apple Watch that will help you track your

Three Things The Tech Industry Has Right And The Medical Industry Has Wrong

It seems like there’s no shortage of online apps and services to make life and business easier. You can stream movies in your own home, pay parking tickets with the tap of a finger and plan a world

Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable

The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War and changed

MedEye Pill-Scanning Medical Safety Tech Pulls In $6M

Mint Solutions, a hardware startup that's developed a scanning device designed to help hospital nurses ensure each patient gets the right medicine and the correct dosage, has pulled in a €4.425 mill

First Opinion Raises $1.4M To Update Its Text-A-Doctor App

First Opinion has raised $1.4 million in new funding from True Ventures and returning investor Felicis Ventures. This brings the total raised by the text-a-doctor service to $2.6 million. Prior backer

iOS App AsthmaMD 3.0 Makes It Easier For Patients And Physicians To Manage Symptoms

When TechCrunch first covered AsthmaMD in 2010, the medical tech startup's goal was to gather data that would help researchers better understand when attacks are more likely. Since then, the startup h

Healint Wants To Make Life Better For Stroke Patients

Mobile health tech startup <a target="_blank" href="">Healint</a> wants to make life better--and safer--for patients suffering from neurological conditions like strokes, epileps
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